Optima Plan is the Most Murray Thing To Happen to Wilmette Since Bill
Nov23

Optima Plan is the Most Murray Thing To Happen to Wilmette Since Bill

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. November 2020 rendering of 1210 Central Avenue (Courtesy of Optima) 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-,...

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Optima II Tower Starting to Make an Impact on Streeterville Skyline
Jun08

Optima II Tower Starting to Make an Impact on Streeterville Skyline

The second tower to rise at the Optima Chicago Center is finally large enough that it’s starting to become visually prominent. Optima II (220 East Illinois Street) long ago left ground level and met the elevated “street” level of this section of Streeterville.  As you can see in the photos above and below from Joe Zekas at YoChicago!, it’s since risen about 19 floors; about a third of its eventual 57-story...

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Optima II Adds Touch of Glass to Streeterville
Apr11

Optima II Adds Touch of Glass to Streeterville

Add a partial row of glass curtain to the list of achievements at Part II of the Optima Chicago Center at 220 East Illinois Street in Streeterville. Optima’s own construction crews have been busy on this site since they started pushing dirt around way back in 2014. The Optima II project has a fun firehose to share with you: Developer – Optima Architect – David Hovey Architecture firm – Optima General Contractor...

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