Alexander & Associates LTD

The Belmont3170 North Sheridan Road Chicago, IL

  • Client

    Department of Housing & Urban Development
    77 West Jackson Street
    Chicago, IL

  • Contact

    Mr. Barry Katz, CPM
    Property Manager
    Omnibus Services
    2970 Maria Avenue Suite 229
    Northbrook, IL 60062
    847-291-6664

  • Description

    12-story apartment hotel with street level shops.  Previously used as elderly housing.  Masonry exterior walls with poured concrete frame.

  • Cost

    $3,500,000

  • Completion Date

    Summer 1997

Scope of Services

Originally built in the 1920's, this landmark terra cotta and brick apartments hotel building was previously used as housing for the elderly.  When ownership fell upon hard times and was unable to meet financial obligations, the property was taken over by the DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD).  ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. was called upon to evaluate the condition of the exterior walls after several large sections of the brick masonry fell onto the sidewalk.

 

Additionally, ALEXANDER & ASSOCIATES, LTD. was called upon to evaluate the condition of the windows and provide recommendations for replacement.

 

Both projects included preliminary evaluation of exterior wall brick, terra cotta, limestone, sealant and glazing from a moveable scaffold.  This preliminary work was followed by the preparation of repair drawings and specifications.  Services also included bid solicitations, evaluation of bids received and recommendations for contract award.