'Center on Halsted's dedication to advancing the community includes creating a healthier, greener environment for all. With this in mind, our building was designed not only to be functional and aesthetically pleasing, but also environmentally conscientious. We capture and recycle rainwater using the natural filtering powers of specific plants and topsoil found in our rooftop garden. After filtering the rainwater, we store it in the basement, chlorinate it and then reuse it as non-potable flushing water. Our roofing consists of white material—instead of traditional tar—reducing the overall energy consumption of the building and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Additional green design principles can be found inside the building including recycled carpeting throughout, 'fly ash' concrete and salvaged brick. The building maximizes natural lighting and utilizes an automatically adjusting ventilation and lighting system designed to be used only when space is in use, decreasing our consumption of electricity. In 2008, Center on Halsted became one of the first buildings in Chicago to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.' - Center on Halsted
RMK Management announced that The Residences at Addison & Clark, a 148-unit luxury apartment complex located across the street from historic Wrigley Field, has earned LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), contributing to Chicago’s No. 1 ranking in the nation for the most green-certified apartments. The apartment building, located at 1025 W. Addison St. in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, welcomed its first residents last fall. “Earning LEED Silver for this development is about more than construction methods, eco-friendly materials and energy-efficient systems,” said Anthony Rossi Sr., president of M&R Development and chairman of RMK Management. “This was a complicated brownfield site with dilapidated structures from the 1880s, contaminated soil, underground tanks and a tangled web of utility lines that pre-dated World War II. We are proud to deliver a best-in-class building with experiential retail and luxury apartment homes, along with improved streetscapes, modernized utility infrastructure and ample parking to benefit the whole neighborhood.” - REjournals
'Our architecture emphasizes the creative use of sustainable materials to seamlessly blend landscape with the built environment, creating an enriching experience for occupants, and exerting a minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. Instead of supplanting or suppressing, we aim to create a mutually beneficial exchange between environment and edifice, where buildings don’t dirty, pollute, or drain, but instead, clean, purify, and inspire. This approach allows us to create site-specific, energy-efficient, sustainable architecture.' - Moss Design
Moss Design Renditions
As of January 1, 2017, Lakeview East is the sole service provider for Special Service Area #17. The Special Service Area (SSA) is an economic development tool that allows additional real estate property taxes to be levied to fund added services for a defined area. The services funded through the SSA #17 tax are in addition to services generally provided by the City. These services benefit those properties that are located within the boundaries of the SSA. Central Lakeview property and business owners will benefit from special services that will enhance the commercial district, retain and attract business and financially support small business. Some of these programs will include:
1) Façade Improvement Program
Property and business owners receive 60% rebates for improvements to storefront facades.
2) Maintenance Program
The SSA #17 maintenance crew will sweep by your store to ensure a clean environment. During seasonal weather snow removal and street vacuuming will be performed. Special detail work such as graffiti removal is part of their daily routine.
Floral and plantings spread across the commercial district throughout the year. Annual contracts with professional landscapers will maintain all planters and flower buckets.