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Oak Park’s Newest Skyscraper Now Open

Drawing of Vantage Oak Park (Courtesy of Golub & Company)

Drawing of Vantage Oak Park (Courtesy of Golub & Company)

Promising the best of city life, without having to leave the suburbs, Vantage Oak Park is now open in the western suburb.

The 21-story residential tower — designed by Gensler for Golub, Wood Partners and the village — is on Lake Street, Oak Park’s main drag, at Forest Avenue and features 270 residences above 588 parking spaces and 25,000 square feet of retail.

If that seems like a lot of parking, you’re right. But only 288 are for the Vantage residents; the rest are public parking.

If you think 25,000 square feet is a lot of space in a downtown with some serious retail vacancy issues, you’re right. But bringing three or four hundred people into the building should help.

More information in the press release after the pictures.


 

CHICAGO — Vantage Oak Park, a 21-story, 270-unit high rise at 150 Forest Avenue, has welcomed its first residents according to the development group consisting of Atlanta-based Wood Partners, Chicago-based international real estate development firm Golub & Company, and the Village of Oak Park. The new luxury apartment tower, which is now Oak Park’s tallest building, offers incoming residents stylish design and superior amenities right in the heart of all that Oak Park’s walkable downtown has to offer.

“Oak Park offers residents a high quality of life in one the country’s most desirable suburbs along with easy access to Chicago,” commented Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb. “Vantage brings the lifestyle of a downtown high-rise to the thriving local dining, shopping and cultural scene of Oak Park.”

“We’re thrilled to become part of the vibrant community of Oak Park with the opening of Vantage,” added Michael Newman, President and CEO, Golub & Company. “The livability of Oak Park’s downtown will be enhanced by the addition of residences that fit the needs of Millennials, young families and empty nesters alike, all of whom are looking for homes offering both convenience and luxury.”

The building, designed by the Chicago office of architectural firm Gensler, showcases stunning views of Oak Park and the iconic downtown Chicago skyline with floor-to-ceiling windows in the residences. The dynamic and inspired studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans also feature plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and in-apartment washer and dryer sets.

Residents will have access to shared amenities intended to promote collaboration, including a roof-top terrace with grills and fire pit, a fitness center, lounge, clubroom, and business center and conference room. Additionally, 24-hour self-service package pick-up, a smartphone video intercom system and a self-service pet wash are included to match the desires of targeted audiences.

“When envisioning Vantage Oak Park, we wanted to create a luxurious home for our future residents that encourages a sense of community and enhances our residents’ living experience,” said Wood Partners Chicago-based Director Clay Iman. “We’re pleased the combination of Vantage’s exceptional location and our whole team’s collaborative effort has resulted in a unique and beautiful asset that fully immerses residents in the culture of Oak Park.”

Vantage includes 25,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level and second floor fronting Lake Street, as well as a structured parking garage with 288 private and 300 public parking spaces, which are owned by the Village of Oak Park.

Location: 150 Forrest Avenue, Oak Park

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