LOCATION : Downers Grove, Illinois
MARKET : Residential

The Residences at the Grove, designed by Cordogan Clark & Associates, feature durable construction and design quality, new-age technology, and luxurious amenities at a prominent location. The development consists of three mid-rise buildings and twenty-four townhouses: two residential typologies that together form a cohesive, but varied, multi-family residential apartment complex. Each apartment unit is designed with a highly functional floor plan that addresses the space requirements and needs of a contemporary life style.

The three 8-story midrise residential buildings include 270 units in studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments, all designed with a comfortable, contemporary feel. The midrise units range in size from 480 to 1200 SF. All units feature abundant natural light, outdoor terraces, and high ceilings. There are seven residential floors above an interior parking base. These three midrise buildings are flanked by five townhome apartments which contain 24 units, each 1500 SF, and each with an attached garage. These smaller residences gradually reduce the scale of this development towards the adjacent residential.

The design prominently features green architecture, first among which are the precast components themselves. They were manufactured in a plant 20 miles away, reducing shipping costs. Other key design features include: onsite management; 24-hour security; a spacious shared clubhouse and pool with an exercise and fitness room; social and meeting room; energy efficient design; recycling center; community center; extensive ground landscaping; separate and private storage areas for each residence; private parking; and bicycle storage.