The Building| 1533 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL 60642  view map 
A green marriage of form, function, and flexibility. An urban oasis with bright spaces and a minimalist aesthetic yet full of convenience features.
Construction Status: Complete

SIZE: 2,232 square feet per unit

PROJECT TYPE: Multi-Family – New Construction

HERS Rating (Pending)
GreenStar (Pending)

Point B Properties
111 w Illinois St.
Chicago, IL 60654


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The Building is part of Point B Properties’ commitment to building green, healthy, and livable spaces. This property–1533 W Superior–has a walk score of 97, making a car optional for daily errands. The Building features four modern urban residences in the booming Noble Square neighborhood of Chicago, and a small commercial space used as an office. This GreenStar certified (in progress), low-rise provides condominium living with practical amenities, open floor plans, and amazing natural light throughout. The modern facade with cantilevered overhangs, although more expensive to build, was chosen to provide unique outdoor spaces and an aesthetic that will be appreciated for years to come.

Given that indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality, a lot of thought went into achieving the cleanest air in the city. This was accomplished through a state-of-the-art air filtration system that combines the thermostat with the energy recovery ventilator (ERV) system. Fresh air from the ERV system can be ducted to the whole home, just the bedrooms (which each have a dedicated fresh-air duct), or any combination of the two. The thermostat monitors indoor air quality and turns on the ventilation system to bring in fresh, filtered air as needed.

Practical amenities to make the homes highly-livable include mud rooms, kitchen desks,  full-height pantries, separate toilet rooms, and heated sidewalks to make shoveling snow unnecessary. The building’s roof is solar-ready, which could be used to power all common utilities.