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Optima Inc. has topped off construction at Optima Verdana, a luxury apartment building in Wilmette, IL

Optima Tops Off at Luxury Apartment Building in Wilmette

Optima, Inc. said Thursday its construction team has topped off Optima Verdana, a new luxury six-story, 100-unit rental apartment building at 1210 Central Ave. in Wilmette, IL, on Chicago’s North Shore. Pre-leasing will begin in early May with move-ins starting in July. 

Optima Verdana will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with an average size of 1,499 square feet. The boutique building will also feature 8,000 square feet of street-level retail space, as well as a publicly accessible plaza with an original eight-foot sculpture by Optima CEO and co-founder David Hovey Sr.. 

“Every detail at Optima Verdana has been carefully curated – from using green concrete in the construction process to the signature vertical landscaping system,” said Hovey. “We are excited to move into the next phase of interior construction and begin pre-leasing this spring, as we’ve experienced unprecedented interest from residents on the North Shore and across the country.” 


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