Representatives from Fifield Companies, Carroll Properties, Northwestern Mutual, FitzGerald Associates Architects and McHugh Construction gathered on October 8th, 2013 to ceremonially break ground on the new E2 Apartments development on a full-block site at Emerson Street and Maple Avenue near downtown Evanston.
Designed by FitzGerald, the development’s two towers will stand 16 and 14 stories and will be connected by a four-story structure with parking and rooftop amenities. The two towers will include a total of 356 luxury rentals in studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom layouts, twelve townhomes along Emerson Street, and about 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Finishes are designed to appeal to the savviest consumers, with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and high-end lighting and plumbing fixtures. Bluetooth audio systems and electronic access control are also planned for each unit. Building amenities will include a sports court, fitness center, theater and lounge, business center, coffee bar, and outdoor pool and grill area.