CHICAGO, IL – 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.
“Optima Lakeview is the culmination of the vision our firm had four decades ago to design and build communities from blueprint to move-ins,” said David Hovey Jr., AIA, president and COO of Optima, Inc. “I’m especially proud to celebrate this construction milestone with our in-house team, who navigated a pandemic on a job site, not to mention extreme temperatures and the heavy snowfall that gripped the region, to keep work on track for a building that we hope will debut to strong demand in a post-COVID-19 world when it opens next spring.”
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.
Convenience will be another top amenity at Optima Lakeview. In-unit modern smart home technology, including keyless unit entry and smart thermostats and lights, will help residents save time. Another perk will be access to Optima’s specialized Optimized Service® program, which provides contact-free in-home package delivery, housekeeping services, on-site room service, fitness programming and a virtual personal assistant, among many of things, as well as Optima Connect®, which customizes exclusive benefits and discounts for residents to patronize local businesses.
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.
Designed by Optima CEO David Hovey Sr., FAIA, Optima Lakeview features a series of setbacks that provide for outdoor landscaped terraces on the upper levels of the building that will feature built-in grills and fire pits. Hovey selected an elegant and sophisticated palette of warm-toned exterior materials, including transparent bronze glass and rich, dark brick to complement the surrounding neighborhood.
Earning transit-oriented development (TOD) status, Optima Lakeview has an array of transportation options. Residents can catch the #36 CTA Broadway bus just steps from the building, or walk to the CTA Addison red line, or CTA Belmont Red Line station or the Belmont/Marine Drive bus stop, which offers multiple local and express bus routes to downtown Chicago. They may also use one of the building’s 208 enclosed bicycles spaces. In addition, the building features 94 fully enclosed parking spaces at grade level.
Optima Lakeview is within a short walk of Lake Michigan and some of the most popular restaurants, bars, theatres and shopping in Lakeview; Wrigley Field; the scenic Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course; Waveland tennis courts and softball fields; Belmont Harbor; and the Lakefront Trail, which offers miles of jogging and biking along Lake Michigan.
For more information about Optima Lakeview, visit optimalakeview.com