SOURCE: Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Leopardo Companies, Inc., a leader in sustainable construction

January 06, 2010 10:39 ET

Leopardo Awarded $13.5 Million Contract to Build 84,000-SF Jewel-Osco in Chicago

Only Second Jewel-Osco Store in Country to Seek LEED Silver Certification

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - Leopardo was awarded the $13.5-million contract to demolish the existing Jewel-Osco at 3630 N. Southport Ave. and build a new 84,000-square-foot Jewel-Osco.

The new store will triple the size of the previous location and make use of the entire site with zero lot line construction. Underground parking will allow for 124 spaces with priority spacing reserved for hybrid vehicles.

This will be the second Jewel-Osco building in the country to seek LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) with LEED Silver status being the target. A prevegetated modular green roofing system is being installed to reduce the urban heat island effect, reduce noise, conserve water and reduce storm water runoff.

The interior will feature an entry atrium, three-person elevator and a wine cellar on the second floor. The anticipated completion date is August 2010. Leopardo is serving as the general contractor with Camburas & Theodore as the architect.

About Leopardo Companies, Inc.

Leopardo Companies, Inc. is a leader in construction, design-build and commercial real estate development. In 2009, Leopardo was recognized by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation's largest 400 contractors. The company's team of experts has specialized capabilities in healthcare, education, municipal, retail, office, industrial, tenant interiors, residential, aviation, hospitality, senior housing and community-related projects such as libraries and churches.

In addition to its corporate headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Leopardo has offices in Chicago; Riverside, California; and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; as well as job sites across the nation. For more information, please visit

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