The Opus Group (Opus) announced today the completion of Uptown La Grange – a luxury apartment community located 17 miles west of downtown Chicago in the Village of La Grange. The five-story, 450,000-square-foot building sits on the former site of the Rich Port YMCA in downtown La Grange and has a total of 254 units with a variety of floor plans ranging from studios to 3 bedrooms as well as three walk-up units on the ground level.
“We’re thrilled to deliver Uptown La Grange, the first luxury apartment community of its kind, to the Village of La Grange,” said Bryan Farquhar, senior manager, real estate development, Opus Development Company, L.L.C. “This was an exciting development and its complexities required a tremendous amount of expertise and experience. Our integrated approach, combined with the continuous support and collaboration with the Village over the past three years, were invaluable in ensuring this project’s success and to delivering a development that would benefit all members of the community for years to come.”
The residence features a range of luxury amenities, including a rooftop terrace deck, dog run, fitness center, bike repair area, club room, full demonstration kitchen and outdoor grills for resident use. Other shared spaces include billiards, a poker lounge, a bar area featuring a built in kegerator, an outdoor pool and a bocce court. Additionally, each unit includes high-quality interior finishes such as quartz countertops, in-unit washers and dryers and walk-in closets in all bedrooms.
The building also features a resident library dedicated to Rich Port – the benefactor and namesake of the former Rich Port YMCA, which stood on the site of the development and was a staple of the community for 60 years prior to closing in 2007. The library features framed photos of the YMCA and Rich Port to honor the site, continue sharing the history of it and commemorate Port’s philanthropy, service and dedication to the community.
“We are very pleased that Uptown La Grange has opened and is now a part of our dynamic community,” said Thomas E. Livingston, president, Village of La Grange. “The amenities and convenience are great offerings for our residents looking for a quality living environment and everything that La Grange has to offer.”
Located in suburban Chicago, the Village of La Grange is a commercial center for the western suburbs and was named the top transit-oriented suburb in Metro Chicago by the Chaddick Institute in 2012. Uptown La Grange stands just two blocks from the Metra Station and a 20 minute express train ride to downtown Chicago. The location also serves as a gateway to downtown La Grange and caters to those seeking to be near the vibrant neighborhood with retail and dining experiences within walking distance. This luxury development meets the demands of a number of different generations, including millennials and empty nesters, by providing the first upscale rental option of its kind in the area.
The project broke ground in November 2015, with the first wave of resident move-ins occurring in April of 2017.
Opus Development Company, L.L.C. was the developer of this project, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. was the design builder and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. was the architect and structural engineer of record and the interior designer. Opus has retained Greystar to lease and manage the building.
About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of commercial real estate development, construction and design companies headquartered in Minneapolis with offices and projects across the country. Opus operates as an integrated, multidisciplinary team with expertise in development, capital markets and finance; project management and construction; architecture, engineering and interior design. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries: Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in industrial, office, residential, retail, healthcare and institutional projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers speed, cost savings and best overall value for clients. For more information, visit
www.opus-group.com and follow @TheOpusGroup on Twitter.