CHICAGO + MAIN

overview

Located at a prominent intersection of South Evanston, this residential structure bridges the commercial activity of Chicago Avenue with a quiet, family-oriented lakefront residential neighborhood to the East. Directly across Chicago Avenue are transit stations for both the Chicago Transit Authority and Metra, the regional commuter rail system; this project is a textbook case for transit-oriented development.

Retail spaces at grade level are scaled to the pedestrian experience and contribute to the liveliness of the neighborhood street. The second level offers incubator office space and resources for local entrepreneurial ventures, as well as resident amenities and a landscaped roof deck. Residences on levels 3-9 range from studios to 3-bedroom units with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies to enjoy views of downtown Evanston and Lake Michigan.

The project is designed for LEED Silver certification and includes high-efficiency building systems and plumbing fixtures, stormwater management systems, sustainably produced building products and materials, and extensive green roofs and landscaping of native plant materials.

US Green Building Council LEED Silver - GREC Studio

by the numbers

190,000
SF

105
RESIDENCES

9
STORIES

the team

Developer: Riverside Investment & Development
Architect: GREC Architects
Structural Engineers: C.E. Anderson & Associates
MEP/FP Engineers: Cosentini
Civil Engineers: Kimley Horn Associates
Landscape Designers: Wolff Landscape Architecture
General Contractors: Power Construction
Zoning Attorneys: Burke, Warren, McKay & Serritella
Enclosure Systems Consultant: Integral Consulting

details
GREC Architects
GREC Architects
EVANSTON, IL

CHICAGO + MAIN

This residential structure bridges a busy commercial district with a quiet lakefront residential neighborhood. Located in close proximity to city and regional commuter rail stations, the project is a textbook case for transit-oriented development. Residences range from studios to 3-bedroom units, with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies to enjoy views of downtown Evanston and Lake Michigan. The project is designed for LEED Silver certification.

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