215 West Apartments Tops Off

215 West Apartments Tops Off CHICAGO, IL - Jupiter Realty Company today announced the "topping off" of their 50-story apartment tower in Chicago's Loop. Don Smith, a Jupiter principal, noted "the pouring of the 50th and final floor of the 389-unit building marks a significant milestone in the construction process for what is on track to become the newest and one of the few LEED certified high-rise rental residences in Chicago and the first apartment building to be built in the central Loop in 15 years."

Designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, a Chicago-based architectural firm recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the design of urban high-rise residential buildings, 215 West will feature eco-friendly features and amenities including Energy Star® rated appliances, water-saving plumbing fixtures, sustainable and eco-friendly construction and finish materials and a 23,000 square-foot green roof.

Jupiter Communities, the management and leasing firm for 215 West, plans to commence preleasing before the end of this year. Models will be available for tours and the first units are expected to be ready for move-in beginning in early Spring 2010. Stanton Interior Concepts, Inc., an interior design firm headquartered in Chicago, is leading the interior design of 215 West's stylish models and amenity areas.

"With construction nearing completion, 215 West is well on its way to becoming a premier green living choice for those who want convenient access to their places of work and the city's amenities while at the same time living a healthy and ecologically conscious lifestyle," said Kellie DeVilbiss, president of Jupiter Communities.

Developed by Jupiter Realty Company in partnership with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, 215 West is anticipated to be the first LEED certified high-rise apartment building in the Chicago Loop. Located at 215 West Washington Street, the 50-story building will feature 389 studio/convertible, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartment homes. The tower also includes a 12-story parking garage and 14,000 square feet of retail space at street level. Opening in Spring 2010, each residence at 215 West will feature stainless steel Frigidaire® Energy Star® appliances, granite countertops, a washer and dryer, generous closet space and floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the city. Additionally, the building will be pet friendly and will offer a wide selection of amenities for residents to enjoy including a 24-hour door attendant, fitness club, steam and massage therapy rooms, cyber lounge , theater, game room, party room, and high-tech business center and library. The building also features a landscaped green roof featuring outdoor seating, grilling areas, a pool, and sundeck.
Source: Jupiter Realty Company

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