13-STORY RESIDENTIAL BUILDING PROPOSED WITH 8- AND 6-STORY BUILDING NEAR LOCATION WHERE 5-STORY BUILDING WAS REJECTED
In an unusual information release, plans for redevelopment of a long-vacant property in downtown Arlington Heights were declared in a tent at the southwest corner of Campbell Street and Highland Avenue on Sunday, September 9, 2018. The development plans were not previously presented to any government committees or board meetings in the Village of Arlington Heights. Although the developers say they have had some discussions with village officials. The developers announced that all of the plans are subject to change based on Village review and approval, market and economic conditions.
The purpose of the tent event was to have the developer assimilate feedback from neighbors and village officials before a formal submittal of a proposal is made, according to a source.
The development, Arlington 425, is proposed for the northern three-quarters of the vacant block west of Highland Avenue from the Vail Avenue parking garage to Runner’s High ‘n Tri.
A community open house was hosted by the developers from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018, with presentations at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m., in a large tent on site at the southwest corner of Campbell Street and Highland Avenue.
Ahead of the presentation, officials involved in the project did not release any details of their proposal until the Sunday community meeting. Invitations to the open house were sent to area business owners and residents, and via an email blast from the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. The invitation was also posted to the developers’ official website arlington425.com, which now contains illustrations of the plans.
“We will present our ideas on making Arlington 425 the standard of excellence in downtown Arlington Heights and we hope to hear your thoughts while the project is in its formative stage,”
— Arlington 425 pre-event Announcement
The property is owned by Norwood Builders.
Sunday’s meeting comes as a separate developer’s proposals for the southern quarter of the block, on Sigwalt Street between Highland and Chestnut avenues, were twice rejected by the village board in recent votes. CA Ventures’ plans for a 5-story, 80-unit apartment building were rejected on a 4-4 vote in March, and an earlier 5-story, 88-unit proposal was voted down 8-1 last October.
Plans for a 4-story, 80-unit apartment building are in the works by a different developer for the southern quarter of the vacant property. The plans faced opposition as a 5-story building, and were rejected twice by village officials.
The new proposal is composed of a group called TEAM 425 with members NORWOOD BUILDERS, TINAGLIA ARCHITECTS, SPACECO, KLOA, and HITCHCOCK DESIGN GROUP. Jim Tinaglia, and Arlington Heights Village Board trustee is founder, namesake and principal at Tinaglia Architects.
The TEAM 425 plans include three buildings — an 8-story residential building with first floor retail, a 13-story building with the first five stories consisting of a parking garage, and a 6-story all residential building.
In total, the project would include 358 residential units (studios, one-bedrooms, and two bedrooms), 548 enclosed parking spaces, and 18,000 square feet of retail space.
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PROMOTIONAL CONTENT FROM Arlington425.com (dated September 11, 2018)
Project Description from Arlington 425
Total proposed residential units (mix of studio, 1-BR & 2-BR) 358
Total number of enclosed parking spaces 548
Total retail square footage Approximately 18,000 SF
The three buildings that comprise Arlington 425 are designed to work in unity to create a unique living experience while fitting in with the already thriving downtown area of Arlington Heights. The development embraces the rich history and established traditions of this exceptional neighborhood while providing today’s renters with the latest design features and amenities. The Highland and Campbell buildings are designed to include rooftop space for recreation or common areas along with garden and green space in interior courtyards below.
225 WEST CAMPBELL | An 8-story building featuring 172 apartments and up to 18,000 square feet of first floor retail space. The building will be designed to integrate with the character of surrounding residential high-rises.
44 SOUTH HIGHLAND | Built on top of a proposed 5-story parking garage that will abut the municipal parking garage, this building will rise to 13 stories in total with 113 units. Using a combination of materials including a partial glass exterior, the Highland building will provide a facade that will balance the neighboring structures and the open sky above.
33 SOUTH CHESTNUT | A classic residential building featuring 73 units designed to create an historic neighborhood rowhome feel.
Living at Arlington 425 provides access to the thriving downtown community with entertainment, dining and shopping all steps away. You don’t need to go anywhere – it’s all right here. You can also be out your door and on the Metra in literally a minute or two, or in your car and on multiple expressways before the first song on the radio ends.
Residents of Arlington 425 will enjoy spacious, contemporary designs built for comfortable living and productive space for the ever-increasing work from home population. Shared spaces among the three buildings provide social opportunities built around conversation, fitness and relaxation.
If you’ve been trying to figure out what your priorities are in your new residence, relax. At Arlington 425, you don’t need to choose. You can have it all.
Can you envision a neighborhood with established traditions and a contemporary easy-to-walk community with food, entertainment and shopping all in one place? When you live at Arlington 425 you can experience it rather than envision it. It’s all right outside your front door.
Downtown Arlington Heights has been recognized as one of the first, and finest, transformative communities in the area. You’ll encounter block after block of exceptional dining options featuring a tantalizing array of cuisines, some of the most popular national retail chains side-by-side with unique locally-owned boutiques, live theatre and music, first-run movies, and multiple parks. Wave to neighbors on a summer night as you dine at one of the local restaurants featuring outdoor seating, mingle with friends at one of the many outdoor concerts, enjoy a rest after a bike ride by a beautiful fountain in one of the nearby parks, and impress guests with the vibrant neighborhood you live in.
Your street might be filled with kids on a field trip to see a theatre performance, the local running club getting ready for a workout, local retail and professional business owners walking from home to work, and plenty of friendly faces who make up the fabric of this exciting community.
The only thing missing is you. Now’s the time to secure your new residence at Block 425.
TEAM ARLINGTON 425
The Arlington 425 team are no strangers to the quality standards of Arlington Heights. Our principals have years of experience designing and building premier projects in this, and other leading Chicago area communities.
NORWOOD BUILDERS | PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS | With a nearly 70-year history of building quality homes in the Chicago area, our townhome, condominium and mixed-use developments in prime city neighborhoods and suburban locations are known for their proximity and accessibility to shopping and public transportation. www.norwoodbuilders.com
TINAGLIA ARCHITECTS | ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS | Tinaglia Architects, Inc. is an energetic and creative architectural firm that has been providing architectural and design services to clients in the greater Chicagoland area for over 25 years. They have designed restaurants, hotels, religious facilities, financial institutions, senior and institutional buildings, single and multi-family housing, and, a special source of pride, mid-rise condominium buildings such as The Village Green of Arlington Heights Wing Street Building, Metrolofts, and the award-winning Providence of Palatine. Most recently, Tinaglia designed the new 7-story Parkview Apartments in the northern area of downtown Arlington Heights. www.tinaglia.com
SPACECO | ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS | Spaceco serves a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial clients, and works closely with consultants, contractors, municipal staff, reviewing agencies, architects and other key personnel from feasibility to final engineering, ensuring seamless implementation. Spaceco is one of The Burke Group companies, which provide complimentary engineering services. www.spacecoinc.com
KLOA | ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS | Kenig, Lindgren, O’Hara, Aboona, Inc. was formed in 1995 to provide quality traffic, transportation, and parking consulting services to its clients. KLOA, Inc.’s staff of transportation engineers and planners represent over 150 years of professional experience. KLOA treats each project as a special assignment that requires critical analysis, detailed research, creative thinking, and communicative interaction to develop practical solutions. www.kloainc.com
HITCHCOCK DESIGN GROUP | CHICAGO, ILLINOIS | Hitchcock Hitchcock Design Group is a landscape planning architecture firm that helps clients maximize the potential of their valuable outdoor spaces. Projects include recreation, education, healthcare, senior living, civic, and real estate outdoor projects. www.hitchcockdesigngroup.com