FitzGerald, along with clients Lennar Multifamily Communities and Clark Street Real Estate, has received unanimous approval from the Oak Park Village Board for the 463,000 square foot Oak Park Station mixed-use development in the heart of the Village’s downtown district.
Oak Park Station–a transit-oriented, mixed-use development designed to seek LEED Certification–will span two blocks and add 28,365 square feet of new retail space and 270 luxury apartments in studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans. The north building includes four stories of apartments above a ground floor of retail, and the south building includes a 20-story apartment tower, ground floor retail spaces, and the development’s parking garage with 428 parking spaces for public, residential, and retail uses. The two buildings will be connected by a pedestrian bridge.
As a part of the project, the development team is also improving a parcel previously owned by the City that features a one-story building with an architecturally important facade, but is underutilized and ripe for redevelopment. With this in mind, the design and development teams collaborated on plans to keep the building’s contextual facade–protecting and supporting it during demolition and construction–and constructing a new one-story retail building behind it.
The development is a model of suburban transit-oriented development, situated in Oak Park’s walkable downtown district and adjacent to the Oak Park Transit Center, which affords residents, visitors, and shoppers easy access to the CTA Green line, Metra commuter rail, and eight Pace and CTA bus lines.
Construction is expected to begin in Q4 2015 with a project completion target of Spring 2017.