Optima, Inc. has announced the grand opening of its 198-unit Optima Lakeview luxury rental apartment building at 3478 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, featuring the region’s first year-round rooftop pool. Previously home to a shuttered Treasure Island Foods grocery store, Optima Lakeview has returned the site to a neighborhood asset that will include 14,000 square feet of street-level retail.
Optima CEO and Founder David Hovey Sr., FAIA, designed Optima Lakeview as a one-of-a-kind luxury apartment community, from its modern exterior – an elegant and sophisticated palette of warm-toned exterior materials, including transparent bronze glass and rich, dark brick, to complement the architecture of the surrounding neighborhood – to its striking interior, which includes a seven-story atrium that runs through the core of the building and features vertical landscaping to flood the space with natural light and foliage.
Currently 35% leased, Optima Lakeview offers one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans with high-end finishes and smart home technology. Private balconies or terraces are included. Optima Lakeview’s units average a spacious 1,053 square feet to give residents more flexibility to accommodate a dedicated space for a home office, bar, children’s play area or pet. Custom wardrobes with built-in shelves and drawers for clothes and storage rather than traditional walled-off closets bring in more natural light. Rents start at $2,500 per month.
Optima Lakeview residents will experience the curated property management service offered by Optima, which include a number of unique programs. For example, Optimized Service® offers contact-free in-home package delivery, housekeeping services, on-site room service, fitness programming and a virtual personal assistant, among other offerings, while Optima Connect® customizes exclusive benefits and discounts for residents at local businesses.
Emphasizing wellness, fresh air and outdoor space, Optima designed the building with setbacks that provide multiple residences with private outdoor landscaped terraces, complete with trees, built-in grills and fire pits. Terraces range from 67 to about 1,600 square feet.
Access to the outdoors year-round also extends to the building’s common areas, where a rooftop sky deck offering views of Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field and the Chicago skyline is equipped with fire tables and heaters suitable for Chicago’s colder climate. The 35-by-25-foot rooftop pool will stay heated and swimmable year-round. When not taking advantage of the heated pool, Optima Lakeview residents can use the rooftop’s many other outdoor amenities, including a spa, theater, lounge seating and a dozen grills and kitchen stations. The rooftop also includes a glass-enclosed party room complete with TV, various seating arrangements and a full chef’s kitchen. Residents’ pets can enjoy the outdoors, too, as a few floors down is the building’s 2,000-square-foot heated dog park.
Inside, most of Optima Lakeview’s amenities are connected by the seven-story atrium that runs through the building’s core and is topped by a skylight, allowing natural light to flood the building’s interior. Planters have been strategically placed on various floors surrounding the atrium, which will create a hanging garden when the plants mature.
Near the building’s entrance is an indoor basketball/pickleball court, sports lounge and golf simulator, all of which are flanked by street-level windows for additional light. Upstairs is a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, yoga/stretching room, sauna, pet spa, children’s play area with an emphasis on active gross motor play, residents’ club, game room and chef’s kitchen.
For those working from home, Optima Lakeview features two wired conference spaces and a business center, as well as several indoor and outdoor seating areas and multiple technology providers from which residents can choose. Reliable connectivity is a hallmark of Optima Lakeview, as the building recently became the first North American residential development to earn WiredScore® Gold Rating for Digital Connectivity. Each residence also comes with smart home technology, including keyless unit entry and smart thermostats and lights.