Optima started construction on Optima Lakeview, a seven-story, transit-oriented development of 198 apartments with street-level retail in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Located at 3460 North Broadway St., Optima Lakeview will replace a shuttered Treasure Island grocery store and parking lot.
Designed by Optima CEO David Hovey, the building will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom rental units that average 1K SF — large enough to accommodate home offices — and nearly 14K SF of commercial space. Scheduled for completion in 2022, Optima Lakeview will use a series of setbacks to provide outdoor landscaped terraces on its upper levels as well as transparent bronze glass and dark brick on the façade.
“With Optima Lakeview, we’ve incorporated design cues from the surrounding area’s architecture while still staying true to the modern design aesthetic Optima is known for, resulting in a forward-looking building grounded in Chicago sensibility,” Hovey said. “Both inside and out, Optima Lakeview is very much about drawing people in and helping them stay connected — either with the surrounding community or within the building itself.”
Amenities will include a rooftop sky deck with a pool. As a TOD, the building will offer 94 fully enclosed parking spaces and storage for 208 bicycles.
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