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Optima Releases New Renderings of Lakeview Rentals

Optima, Inc. has released two new renderings of its Optima Lakeview, a rental project in the North Side’s Lakeview neighborhood. Set to welcome first move-ins next spring, Optima Lakeview is a seven-story, 198-unit community rising on the site of the former Treasure Island store.  

Optima designed the building to feature a series of setbacks that provide for outdoor landscaped terraces on the upper levels of the building that will feature built-in grills and fire pits. An atrium will run through its seven-story core and be topped with a skylight to bring in ample natural light.    

Designed well before the pandemic by David Hovey Sr., FAIA, co-founder and CEO of Optima, Inc., Optima Lakeview will feature biophilic elements to connect residents to fresh air and ample sunlight as well as year-round amenities, such as the rooftop pool.  


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