The north shore village that was the home of both definitive Moses, Charlton Heston; and Assistant-to-the-General-Manager, Dwight Schrute, will soon be the home of a new apartment building.
Up-lake neighbor, Optima has been given permission to put up 109 new homes over 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail at 1210 Central Avenue. The residences will be in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. There will also be a pool on the roof. Which is better than a pool in a windowless basement, which we can tell you from personal experience is weird and creepy.
Even though this building is diesel-sniffing distance from the Metra station, this is still the suburbs. So it will also have 173 private parking spaces, plus one score and eight public parking spaces.
The new Optima building will replace a low-slung bank building, and be within slingshot distance of both the Post Office, and Village Hall.
It was designed by David Hovey, who is also Optima’s C.E.O. Groundbreaking is expected late next year.