Pomeroy Rehabilitation

  • Pomeroy Rehabilitation
  • Pomeroy Rehabilitation
  • Pomeroy Rehabilitation


Client: Chicago Housing Authority

Location: Chicago, IL


The Ralph J. Pomeroy Senior Apartments, built in 1923, sat vacant in Chicago’s historic Bryn Mawr district for six years until rehabilitation began in 2010. The entire interior of the building was renovated, from the first floor lobby and common areas, to the rooftop spaces. The number of living units was reduced from 125 to 105 to allow for more space per unit and comply with current accessibility requirements.

The Pomeroy project attained LEED Platinum certification through the use of geothermal wells, solar thermal and photovoltaic panels, heat recovery systems, green vegetative roofs, high-performance windows and envelope insulation, stormwater control, and Energy Star appliances. More than 90% of the project’s construction waste was diverted from landfills. The Pomeroy also earned a Silver Award in the Best Renovation Category at the 2012 Multi-Housing News Excellence Awards, and a Bronze Award at the 29th Annual Building Design and Construction Reconstruction Awards. The Pomeroy is now one of only 85 buildings in Illinois to achieve LEED Platinum and one of only 56 in the City of Chicago.

Services Provided

d’Escoto, Inc. was commissioned by the Chicago Housing Authority to provide Owner Representative Services for this renovation. Duties included: a review of plans and specifications, providing construction cost estimates, planning and reviewing construction contractor’s bids, cash flow analysis, value engineering, reviewing of the CPM schedule, preparing monthly reports, identifying of long lead time items, conducting weekly meetings, full-time on-site supervision, document control, receiving and reviewing all change order requests, ARRA and Buy America compliance, LEED review, assisting in QA/QC, monitoring MBE/WBE/DBE close-out, facilitating the Certificate of Occupancy, preparing of punch-lists, coordinating tenant utility turn-overs, final inspections and coordinating with the LEED commissioning agent.

We also participated in the monitoring, compliance, and oversight of Prevailing Wage, Minority-Owned Business Enterprise, Women-Owned Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise, and Section 3 requirements. The d’Escoto, Inc. team observed the work environment, took pictures of the job site, conducted worker interviews, and audited certified payroll reports. The data was submitted to the CHA’s compliance department and was used as a condition of payment requests.