Preliminary renderings have emerged for a second phase of Optima’s Optima Verdana project in Wilmette. Planned for the former Imperial Motors site, the second phase would rise just to the north of the first phase at 721 Green Bay Road.
Designed by the team at Optima, this second phase would match the height of the first phase, reaching a height of 62 feet with six floors. The glassy exterior and vertical landscaping will be incorporated into the design and the building massing will feature more setbacks than the first phase.
The building would accommodate 150 rental units with a mix of one-beds, two-beds, and three-beds. The ground floor would hold commercial space and an outdoor plaza for public use that measures approximately 4,000 square feet.
According to The Record North Shore, to gain approval for the project, Optima would have to submit a pre-application, undergo a Village staff review, file a preliminary application, and eventually go in front of the Appearance Review Commission, Plan Commission and Village Board.
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