215 West Now Open For Move-Ins

215 West Now Open For Move-Ins CHICAGO, IL - Jupiter Communities, LLC announced today that 215 West has received its initial Certificate of Occupancy for the first 31 floors, and residents began moving in on April 1, 2010. This event officially ushers in 215 West as the first new residential high-rise development in the Central Business District since 1993. With luxurious apartment residences and an eco-friendly design that is anticipated to earn the building one of the first LEED certifications among apartment high-rises in the Chicago Loop, 215 West is giving Chicagoans a whole new way to enjoy their city.

"I think Mayor Daley said it best when he said the project would not only go down in the history of Chicago, but in the country and even the world," said Kellie DeVilbiss, President of Jupiter Communities, the firm selected by the developers to lease up and manage the property. "We are incredibly proud to be opening this residence and bringing Chicago an apartment community that combines sustainability with luxury living in a way never before offered."

The 50-story 215 West is located at 215 West Washington Street, only steps from the Chicago Transit Authority and the rest of the Chicago Loop. Residents will enjoy numerous advantages including high-end finishes and energy-efficient appliances in their homes and a wide range of amenities from massage and steam therapy rooms to a landscaped green rooftop with a terrace and pool. Additionally, 215 West's commitment to green design will provide residents with cost savings while helping them reduce their carbon footprint and decrease their overall environmental impact.

With move-ins beginning April 1, interested residents are encouraged to visit the leasing center at the property. The leasing team is now offering tours of the community, model apartment homes and amenity spaces. Sneak-peek photographs are already available at www.215WestApts.com. The website also provides green living tips, information on the building's sustainable construction and design, and details on apartment features and amenities.

215 West offers 389 apartment homes including studio/convertible, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom residences. The building is LEED registered with certification anticipated in the summer of 2010. Jupiter Realty Company developed 215 West in partnership with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC.

Developed by Jupiter Realty Company in partnership with Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers LLC, 215 West is the first high-rise rental residence to be built in Chicago's Loop in 15 years and is expected to be among the first to be LEED certified. Located at 215 West Washington Street, the soon-to-be completed 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. 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 with outdoor seating, grilling areas, a pool, and sundeck.
Source: Jupiter Communities

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