Chicago Real Estate to be EnVied

October 16, 2011

Two very different plots of Chicago real estate have been chosen as multifamily projects of the year.

Multifamily Executive Magazine held its 2011 MFE Awards program in Las Vegas on October 4, presenting more than 40 awards recognizing projects, programs and people in 18 categories.

One of those awards went to a mixed-income community in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, and another was presented to a luxury apartment building in the heart of Chicago’s River North.

residence at envEnV, a 29-story modern tower located situated across from the Merchandise Mart, was named “High-Rise of the Year.”

One of the first LEED-certified apartment buildings in Chicago, the 249-unit high rise was recognized for its energy-efficient design.

The mixed-use development was completed by Lynd Development Partners last year. It was the San Antonio-based development company’s first project in Chicago.

Chicago architectural firm Valerio Dewalt Train Associates designed the pet friendly building, which includes 27,000 square feet of retail space, two outdoor lounging areas, a roof-top pool, a 24-hour fitness room, three levels of indoor parking and onsite Zipcar access.

Chicago-based Wolff Landscape Architecture planted outdoor areas that require no irrigation and a green roof made of sedum, which reduces heating and cooling costs.

Residences include bamboo floors, all-glass balconies, exposed ductwork and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer stunning views of the lake and the skyline.

A panel of real estate professionals chose EnV for the award out of 35 other high rises.

Want to know about the other development that was chosen as a 2011 Multifamily Project of the Year?

See our story:

Award-Winning Development Replaces Chicago Public Housing

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