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Morningside Group and Crossroads Development Partners break ground on Northbrook, Ill.-based mixed-use development NorthShore 770

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(L-R) James Turner, The PrivateBank; David Strosberg, Morningside Group; Michael Nortman, Crossroads Development Partners; Bob Mariano, Mariano’s; Adam Pollet, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; Michael Scolaro, Village of Northbrook and Breck Hanson, Associated Bank.

Co-developers Morningside Group and Crossroads Development Partners have broken ground on NorthShore 770, a 347-unit luxury apartment project and 101,435-square-foot retail center at 770 Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook, Ill.

Co-developers Morningside Group and Crossroads Development Partners have broken ground on NorthShore 770, a 347-unit luxury apartment project and 101,435-square-foot retail center at 770 Skokie Blvd. in Northbrook, Ill.

“This combination of ultra-luxury apartments and major retail will be the first-of-its-kind in the area, ushering in a unique development that will create an impressive gateway to the Village of Northbrook and set a new standard for north suburban lifestyle centers,” said David Strosberg, president and managing principal of Chicago-based Morningside Group. “With its convenient location and best-in-class amenities, NorthShore 770 is sure to be the most in-demand luxury apartment development in the area.”

Located at the highly-visible corner of Skokie Boulevard and Dundee Road, with immediate access to Interstate 94 and close to popular attractions like Ravinia and the Chicago Botanic Garden, the public/private partnership mixed-use development is scheduled to open its retail component in summer 2015 and the luxury apartments in winter 2016.

Upon completion, the NorthShore 770 midrise apartment building will feature two landscaped courtyards; a heated outdoor pool and sundeck; bocce ball court; secure dog park; outdoor lounges with free WiFi; putting green and golf simulator; four outdoor fire pits; eight semi-private cabanas with 10 stainless steel barbeque stations; theater room with wet bar and free movie and television streaming service; business center and conference room; fitness center with yoga and Pilates studio space; and a community room, which includes pool tables, poker tables, shuffle board table, a chef’s catering kitchen and a private dining room. The building will also include two green roofs, as well as 595 parking spaces in a heated garage with a car wash and tire-fill station, and 13 outdoor surface spaces.

Offering a mix of one-and two-bedroom units, NorthShore 770’s floor plans range from 667 to 1,341 square feet. Unit amenities include open floor plans with 9’ ceilings, gourmet kitchens with eat-in peninsulas, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops in kitchens and baths, engineered wood floors in living areas and furniture-quality 42-inch cabinetry and designer bath fixtures, including rain shower heads. All units have private outdoor terraces or balconies and in-unit washers and dryers. The ninth floor penthouse units offer increased ceiling and window heights, as well as other premium features.

Adjacent to the luxury apartment development will be a 101,435-square-foot Mariano’s-anchored retail center.