Coming 2019Naperville, Illinois
Central Park Place
Located in a prominent location within downtown Naperville, Central Park Place is anchored around the 1890s Nichols Library building which is registered as a local landmark. The building style is in keeping with the noted features of nearby downtown buildings.
The Central Park Place project is a four story mixed use development with a basement level dedicated to parking for the onsite residents. The ground floor will provide commercial / retail spaces with the upper levels consisting of up to 21 residential condominium spaces with access to roof as an outdoor space for residents. The underground parking garage with include 28 spaces and 14 alley-level parking spots. The rooftop would be available as a resident amenity.
The project has been designed to incorporate the original Nichols Library building in its existing location on the site. The new building structure has been set back from the original structure to preserve a sense of the scale of the existing structure as well as the stepping back of the new building façade to expand the view of the Library from the view of the front the building. The space to the south of the original structure will allow for the existing roof to maintain the hipped roof form and provide a reveal between the building forms. This reveal will also serve as an accessible entry to the interior of the Library and the guest entry to the upper level residential spaces. A building section drawing has been included on the following pages which illustrates the stepping back of the building structure to the east of the Library structure.
The new building structure is designed to complement the original Library. The facades are varied in order to break up the building into what appears as a multi-building streetscape. Proposed are several different colors of brick and varied detailing on each of the building forms including stone banding, stepped cornices and bay window forms. The base of the building will be cast stone with the upper floors being clad in thin-brick veneer. The upper level windows are all residential in scale in keeping with the traditional style of the original Library structure. This level of detailing will be done on all sides of the building.
Central Park Properties III, LLC
24,800 Square Feet