Kinzie Builders completed construction on two suburban Chicago luxury rentals projects—444 Social, a new 302-unit development in Lincolnshire, Illinois, and Marq on Main, a new 202-unit community in Lisle, Illinois.
“Over the past nine years since we started Kinzie Builders, there has been an uptick in luxury rental construction in the Chicago suburbs, and we’ve found a niche as a reliable contractor and strategic partner for developers who are delivering Class A properties with unsurpassed amenities in prime locations,” said Steve Spinell, principal of Chicago-based Kinzie Builders. “In fact, right now, we have four additional suburban luxury projects in the works, and we are happy to report the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed down construction on any of them. Even with the many extra safety measures we have put in place, our projects remain on schedule and we expect to continue to deliver the results our partners expect.”
444 Social is a new luxury rental community at 444 Parkway Drive (between Routes 45 and 83) in Lincolnshire, owned by Smash Residential and designed by HKM Architects + Planners. The community recently won an award for Best Community Amenities by Chicago Apartment Association. It is comprised of two four-story buildings, each with multiple courtyards.
“This is not your average suburban apartment community by any stretch of the imagination, as it is designed to blend residential living with the luxuries of a boutique hotel in a lush setting,” said Spinell. “444 Social breaks all the norms of typical suburban rentals, starting with its high-end design, which is carried throughout the building—from its colorful exterior to the fun pops of color and interesting details used in common areas, especially in its art and furnishings.”
On-site amenities include an expansive, two-story community hub with floor-to-ceiling windows featuring a coffee bar and coworking lounge; a party room; private meeting rooms; gourmet chef’s demonstration kitchen; three fitness studios including a fitness studio (with Peloton bikes), cardio studio and yoga studio; and a virtual reality golf simulator.
Residents also have access to outdoor amenities, such as a shuffleboard court; communal grills and a fire pit; a resort-inspired pool with sundeck and semi-private cabanas; a rooftop deck with furnished outdoor gathering spaces and dining areas and a private community dock that can be used for kayaking in the adjacent pond. Dog owners can use “woof tops,” which are fenced-in and secure pet areas located on top of each parking deck.
444 Social offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with one to two baths. Apartments feature nine-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, wide-plank hardwood flooring, in-unit washer/dryer, Nest thermostats and private balconies or terraces.
Another completed Kinzie Builders construction project is Marq on Main, owned by a joint venture between Marquette Companies and Principal Real Estate Investors. Located at 4755 Main Street in downtown Lisle, the five-story complex has more than 13,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space along with a host of on-site amenities. Humphrey & Partners Architects was the architect for the project.
“This community answers the strong demand for high-end multifamily in this area, as more renters enter the Naperville market and seek a walkable lifestyle similar to city living where transit, dining, shopping and entertainment options are right outside their doorstep,” said Spinell. “Marq on Main also provides condo-quality apartments with sophisticated finishes, spacious floor plans and the hottest amenities.”
The one- and two-bedroom luxury apartments have one to two baths and come with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, high-end cabinetry and eco-friendly wood-style flooring.
Residents at Marq on Main have access to outdoor amenities such as a resort-style pool with sundeck, pergola lounge and grilling station and outdoor fire table. Indoor amenities include a tech lounge with Wi-Fi, a 24-hour resident café, 2,500-square-foot fitness facility, a resident lounge with fireplace, billiards table and caterer’s kitchen. The community also has a climate-controlled 237-stall underground garage, electric car charging stations and car wash station.
As Kinzie Builders marks its ninth anniversary this month, the firm is launching a new website to better showcase its projects, capabilities and growth.