First Deliveries for Rowhomes, Condos Begin at 20-Acre Redevelopment

By Erika Schnitzer, Associate EditorVernon Hills, Ill.–Opus North Corp., a Rosemont, Ill.-based division within The Opus Group, a Minneapolis-based full-service real estate development company, has begun its first move-ins at Port Clinton Place.Located along the Milwaukee Ave. corridor, Port Clinton Place, consists of 66 condominiums and four rowhome buildings with 20 units. It is a residential component of a 20-acre redevelopment plan, which includes Vernon Hills Town Center, a proposed mixed-use development comprising retail and dining space. Additional units will be available at a later date in a second condominium building.”Milwaukee Avenue has always been associated with the area’s well-known Restaurant Row, but in recent years it has experienced unprecedented growth of retail development to serve the growing office market, as well as the expansion of College of Lake County,” says Andrew Lockwood, real estate director for Opus North. “The Vernon Hills Town Center will serve to connect the retail to the north and south of the town center, which in turn has contributed to a new wave of retail activity in the immediate area.”Port Clinton Place condominiums range from 1,036 to 2,187 square feet. Base-priced from the mid $200,000s, units range from one- to three-bedrooms with one or two bathrooms. Subterranean parking is available for residents. The three-level rowhomes, ranging from 2,028 to 2,464 sq. ft. and base-priced from the mid $400,000s, have three bedrooms, two bathrooms and attached two-car garages.All units include granite countertops, undermount sinks, Brookhaven by WoodMode cabinetry, stainless steel appliance in the kitchens and Corian countertops and Kohler faucets and fixtures in the bathrooms. Optional upgrades include customized kitchens, stone or marble floors and fireplaces.Occupancy rates for the rowhomes are at 50 percent, and the condominiums are 45 percent sold. Deliveries for the condominiums will begin by the end of 2008.