McHugh, Crea Wrap First Renovations at Prairie Shores Apartment Complex
James McHugh Construction Co. and joint venture partner Crea Construction have completed interior renovations to more than 150 units at Prairie Shores, a 1,675-unit, five-tower apartment complex in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood
Developed from 1957 to 1961 and purchased in 2019 by locally based Golub & Company and Farpoint Development, along with Goldman Sachs, Prairie Shores is undergoing a multi-phased renovation. The renovation project is well-timed given the renewed interest in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood, according to McHugh Construction.
“Because of new-construction projects that will deliver over the next few years, it was very smart of Prairie Shores ownership to get out in front by renovating its units now so they can capture the attention of renters looking for a more modern and sophisticated living experience,” said McHugh president Michael Meagher.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).