165 N. Desplaines

Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Mixed-Use
Certification: LEED Gold (target)
Square Footage: 240,000
Property Completion: September 2017
Owner: Green Cities III, L.P.
    • 199 residential units with approximately 3,200 sq. ft. of retail space
    • Highly desirable location in Chicago’s West Loop Gateway neighborhood with connections to the Green Line, Metra, numerous bus lines, Divvy Stations and car shares
    • Units will feature modern kitchens with Italian cabinetry and quartz countertops, engineered wood flooring throughout and exposed concrete
    • Sustainability features in the units include Nest Learning Thermostats, Energy Star-rated appliances, low-flow fixtures and LED lighting
    • Building amenities include a resident lounge with chef’s kitchen, expansive outdoor deck with fire pits and BBQs, a rooftop pool deck and a fitness center
    • Green roofs will be featured on the podium and rooftop outdoor decks and a sizeable area has been allocated for vegetable production
    • Partnering with a local organization, The Roof Crop, to grow and maintain two urban gardens that will be located on-site and will produce vegetables and fruit
    • Heavy timber columns from existing building were reclaimed for the lobby’s concierge desk
    • Pursuing a LEED Gold Certification and is designed to perform approximately 38% better than a comparable building
    • The location is well-known for its connection to the Haymarket Affair of 1886, and the memorial sculpture for the riots, which pays tribute to the workers who rallied for fair labor laws, is located at the property.