Optima, Inc. today announced its construction team has topped off Optima Lakeview, a new, luxury seven-story 198-unit rental building with 14,000 square feet of street-level retail in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Optima Lakeview’s first move-ins are scheduled for spring 2022.
Under Optima’s unique vertically integrated model, the firm has served as both designer of the modern low-rise Class A building at 3460 N. Broadway and general contractor. Work on the building, which has earned attention for creating a vibrant and modern community asset on the site of a closed Treasure Island grocery store, began five months ago.
Located within walking distance of Lake Michigan and Wrigley Field, Optima Lakeview will offer its residents access to 40,000 square feet of amenities across the building, including biophilic design elements such as a rooftop sky deck that will be usable year-round and a striking glass-enclosed atrium. Units and amenities will be arranged around the landscaped interior atrium, which will run through the building’s seven-story core and be topped with a skylight to bring in ample natural light.
Other building amenities include a rooftop pool, spa, terrace and party room; indoor basketball court; golf simulator and putting green; fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; yoga/stretching room; sports lounge; dog park and pet spa; children’s play area; game room; demonstration kitchen; two conference rooms; and a business center.
To meet WFH demand, Optima will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units with an average of 1,053 square feet – significantly larger than what’s currently available in the market – to accommodate dedicated space for a home office. Optima Lakeview also will include two conference spaces and a business center, as well as several indoor and outdoor seating areas and multiple technology providers from which residents can choose.
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