Optima Lumina

Benefits of supporting the project include:

  • Award-winning, sustainable architecture & high-quality construction
  • 10-year fiscal impact on the Village of $11.8 Million
  • $2.53 Million affordable housing contribution
  • Meaningful landscaped open space including plaza with public art and outdoor seating
  • Destination retail & commercial uses along Green Bay Rd. creating an active streetscape
  • Enhancing the vitality of the Village of Wilmette
  • Underground residential and public parking with 100% electrical capacity
  • Decreased traffic volume from the current auto dealership retail zoning
  • Sustainable building design that achieves Two Green Globes®
  • Undulating and stepped façade that completes the architectural composition of Optima Verdana
  • Signature vertical landscaping system with coniferous plants providing year-round greenery
  • Advancing the goals and policies of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan
  • Advancing the goals and policies of the Village’s Village Center Master Plan
  • Improvements to Green Bay Rd. and the alley behind the site

More details on these public benefits can be found on pages 41-43 of the Preliminary Plan Submission dated 2/16/24.

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