University Village Apartments, DeKalb

FitzGerald was chosen for the renovation of this 526-unit affordable apartment community near the Northern Illinois University campus. The site includes one- and two-bedroom apartments and two- and three-bedroom duplex townhomes across 30 buildings.

Plans call for new windows, siding, roofing, kitchens, and heating system replacement on 75% of existing units. 26 units will be completely overhauled to become fully accessible.

Site modifications will be made to provide accessible routes to new units, and remodel of, and addition to, the existing community center with new community space including splash pool.

The Project is financed in part by HUD and IHDA; a process that FitzGerald supported throughout application and design.