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The Oaks of Vernon Hills Luxury Rentals Earns LEED Silver from the US Green Building Council
CHICAGO (September 24, 2015) – The Oaks of Vernon Hills, a luxury garden-style apartment community in Vernon Hills, Illinois, has earned Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, announced Chicago-based developer REVA Development Partners and Chicago-based general contractor Kinzie Builders.
“As the developer of one of the only LEED-certified residential communities in the northern suburbs, we are very proud of our achievement,” said Matt Nix, principal of REVA Development Partners. “But we are just as excited for what this means for our residents, such as better air quality, more efficient apartment homes, and lots of green space for everyone to enjoy.”
“Since we began working with REVA, this highly regarded certification has been one of our most important goals in the design and construction of The Oaks,” said Steve Spinell, principal of Kinzie Builders. “We are very happy with the level of planning and attention to detail that went into creating one of the greenest residential rental communities in suburban Chicago.”
Located along Route 45, just west of Milwaukee Avenue, the 32-acre development features 288 garden-style apartments in eight three-story elevator-served buildings, and 48 rental rowhomes configured in a series of pocket neighborhoods. The apartment flats include one-bed/one-bath and two-bed/two-bath plans measuring 696 to 1,212 square feet. Each garden-style building is served by an elevator and also includes attached garages. The rowhomes, measuring 1,487 to 1,800 square feet, offer two or three bedrooms with 2½ baths and an attached two-car garage.
In addition to a variety of floor plan options, The Oaks also offers residents a host of amenities including a clubhouse with a catering kitchen, theater/gaming room, state-of-the-art fitness center, and outdoor swimming pool with sundeck and fire pit. The community also features a bocce court, pergola, five grilling stations, dog park and open green space throughout, connected by walking trails. Managed by Kinzie Property Management, The Oaks of Vernon Hills has a professional full-time, on-site management and maintenance staff.
“Combining such a high level of amenities with maintaining a lower carbon footprint can be a challenge, but it was one we were excited to take on,” said Nix. “We wanted to create the best possible place to live and that meant top-notch homes, amenities and overall environment.”
The Oaks earned points toward its certification for things like Energy Star-rated appliances, energy-efficient construction materials, efficient plumbing fixtures, superior indoor air quality, and recycling construction waste.
The Oaks also offers a walkable location, which is also an important LEED criteria, with proximity to dining, recreation, entertainment and schools. Additionally, it is within a mile of both the Vernon Hills and Prairie View Metra stations, and offers proximity to I-294 and Milwaukee Avenue.
Residents of The Oaks will be served by award-winning Lincolnshire-Prairie View District 103 and Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125.
Kinzie Property Management oversees the leasing and management of The Oaks. Rents range from under $1,300 for apartment homes to $3,400 for row homes. For more information, visit www.oaksofvernonhills.com.
REVA Development Partners is a privately held, Chicago-based real estate development company. The principals, Warren James and Matthew Nix, have extensive experience successfully developing high-quality rental and for-sale housing and mixed-use projects throughout the Midwest. REVA’s expertise includes land acquisition, design, planning, financing and construction for projects ranging from small infill sites to complex, master-planned developments. One of REVA’s strategic advantages is its relationship with Kinzie Real Estate Group, which provides land development, general contracting, property management and brokerage services. For more information, visit www.revadevelopment.com and www.kinziegroup.com.
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Photo Caption: The Oaks of Vernon Hills, a luxury garden-style apartment community in Vernon Hills, Illinois, has earned Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council