Demolition has just begun on the apartment complex at Chicago Avenue and Kedzie in Evanston. The developers have estimated that the units will be ready for residents around Spring 2013.
According to EvanstonNow.com, AMLI Residential has demolished the three buildings which currently occupy the space at Chicago Avenue and Kedzie, planning to build their new 214-unit complex on the site instead. The units, the developers say, will be luxury apartments which meet LEED Silver certification.
Alderman Melissa Wynne says the development is “a great project that will help boost the local economy.”
The proposed building will be within walking distance of three train stations, two bus lines and St. Francis Hospital, as well as a variety of shopping, dining and cultural experience options.
The AMLI Evanston community will have one, two and three bedroom homes available, as well as several live/work spaces and a variety of retail spaces and on-site parking. Residential units will come equipped with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and faux-wood flooring.
“We believe that there is pent up demand in Evanston for brand new upscale apartments,” said AMLI Execute Vice President Steve Ross. “The community’s green building standards, energy efficiency and smoke-free living environment will make it even more sought-after.”