Optima Breaks Ground On Luxury Apartments On Chicago’s North Shore

January 12, 2022

Celebrating its second new Chicago-area mixed-use development to break ground in the last year, Taylor Johnson client Optima, Inc.’s own construction team recently started work on Optima Verdana in downtown Wilmette, Ill. The six-story, 100-unit Optima Verdana community is already dominating headlines for its forward-thinking design. Its name stems from the word “verdure” – meaning lush, green vegetation – and Optima Verdana truly lives up to its moniker as the first Optima project in the Midwest to feature the developer’s signature vertical landscaping system with terrace plantings that will stay green year-round. TJ shared news of Optima Verdana’s groundbreaking and earned placements in REjournalsChicago Construction NewsConnect ChicagoUrbanize ChicagoBisnow Chicago and the Daily Herald print edition. Open TJ TALK to read more.


Optima Verdana in downtown Wilmette, Ill., will mark the Midwest debut of design-driven firm Optima, Inc.’s signature vertical landscaping system perfected at its Arizona communities. First move-ins will be in spring 2023.


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