New Mixed-Use Development
IMEG provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering design services, along with energy modeling and construction administration, for the new mixed-use development at the corner of Cermak Road and Wabash Avenue in Chicago. Part of the newly emerging McCormick Place Entertainment District, the project sits just one half block from the new Cermak Green Line commuter station.
The 308,000-sf project is certified LEED Silver and includes ground-level retail, two levels of elevated parking, and a residential apartment tower. The 25-story, 275-unit apartment tower is stacked on top of a fourth-level podium that serves as a common rooftop “sky lobby” amenity with outdoor decks and a swimming pool for residential tenants. MEP systems include a water-source heat pump approach with dedicated outdoor air systems, energy recovery, and high efficiency condensing boilers.
The project also includes 10 affordable housing units and contributes to the city’s affordable housing fund.