The 19-story Residences at NEWCITY in Chicago has earned a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

New CityChicago—The 19-story Residences at NEWCITY has earned a LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Bucksbaum Retail Properties, Structured Development and JP Morgan Asset Management announced the news earlier this week.

“NEWCITY has been such a noteworthy development for many reasons—not the least of which is its scope—and we’re happy to announce one more accolade for the residences,” said Anthony Rossi, Sr., chairman of RMK Management Corp., the management company for the Residences at NEWCITY. “Earning LEED Gold is as much about the green materials of the residential building, of which there are many, as it is about the way it is constructed.”

The 199-unit mixed-use development includes studio, convertible, one-bed/one-bath, one-bed/one-bath plus den, and two-bed/two-bath plans and range from 590 to 1,315 square feet. Each rental unit features quartz countertops in the kitchen, bath and built-in tech desk; GE® Energy Star® clean steel appliances; plank flooring throughout; 9- to 10-foot ceilings; floor-to-ceiling windows; in-unit washer and dryer; and private balconies. Depending on the residence, some units include sliding partitions in the convertible homes; a semi-circular full wall of windows in select two-bedroom plans; and balconies stretching the full length of an apartment home.

The property, which is along the Clybourn Corridor in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area, has more than 360,000 square feet of retail and commercial space including a new Mariano’s, ArcLight Cinemas, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Earl’s Kitchen and Bar, Nandos Peri Peri, LYFE Kitchen, Adobe Gilas, Kings Bowling and more.

Residents will enjoy a 24-hour doorman at the building’s private entrance, cyber café and coffee bar, reservable conference room, bike parking and repair station and a fitness studio with interactive classes. The building’s fourth floor features an outdoor grilling area, lounge with a fire pit, swimming pool, spa, dog run, a theater room and a 24-hour gym. In addition they will also have access to Pressbox dry cleaning valet and reserved parking is available.

“Chicagoans haven’t seen a North Side mixed-use development like where they can live, work and play in many years. Everything is right outside your front door, and that is why this has been such a popular address for urban dwellers looking for a luxury rental,” Rossi noted. “We are already more than 40 percent leased.”