Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Kenwood Towers seeks Thursday approval

Kenwood Towers, LLC, a subsidiary of Neyer Properties, will seek zoning approval of a major adjustment to PUD request for the Kenwood Towers project this Thursday at a meeting of the Sycamore Township Board of Trustees.

To be built on six acres at 8050 Montgomery Road, the development would include a nine-story, 266,000-square-foot Class A office building and a seven-story, 160-room upscale hotel.

A five-story, 800-space parking garage, 100 sheltered parking spaces underneath the office building, and 100 surface parking spaces are also part of the plan.

Since the concept plan was first presented, minor landscaping and buffering changes have been made to the south and east portions of the site to shield the view of the parking garage from neighboring residents and businesses.

The developer will be seeking LEED certification for the project and plans bio-swale storm water retention systems, high-efficiency mechanicals, low-emitting materials, high-efficiency irrigation and fixtures, and renewable energy systems.

Jeff Chamot, development project manager with Neyer Properties, says that site preparation work is awaiting trustee approval.

"We will be moving forward with getting the site pad-ready this summer – relocating utilities, grading, et cetera – but we will not build either the office building or hotel without a tenant in place," says development project manager Jeff Chamot. "After zoning approval this week we will start to market the project with a goal of landing a tenant."

Just east of Kenwood Towers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its property manager, the U.S. General Services Administration, have announced plans to build a 109,000-square-foot field office for 97 to 146 employees of its Special Weapons and Tactics and Hazardous Materials units.

The FBI will be seeking approval for that project later this year.

Image credit: Neyer Properties

Previous reading on BC:
Kenwood Towers would include offices, hotel (3/17/09)