Opus Completes Chicago-Area Luxury Community

The 113-unit Ellison Apartments was developed in a joint venture with Berkshire Residential Investments.

The Opus Group and Berkshire Residential Investments have completed Ellison Apartments, a 113-unit luxury community in Des Plaines, Ill., with an official grand opening scheduled for September 26. ESG Architects provided the design for the development, which is the first luxury multifamily building in downtown Des Plaines in several years.

Located at 1555 Ellinwood Ave., the pet-friendly community provides a mix of alcoves, one- and two-bedroom units ranging in size from 575 to 1,262 square feet. Amenities include a fitness center and yoga studio, club room with a community kitchen, pet spa, rooftop terrace, a work from home suite and game lounge. An additional community space is located on the outdoor deck which features a grilling station, fire pit and spa. Ellison Apartments also encompasses 1,350 square feet of retail space at street level.

The community is located approximately 7 miles from O’Hare International Airport and within walking distance from Des Plaines History Center, a public library, restaurants and parks. According to Yardi Matrix data, apartments were 43 percent pre-leased as of September.

In spring, the company also delivered The Marke in Elmhurst, Ill., a 164-unit community situated approximately 14 miles from Ellison.

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