This sustainable commercial design project will weave together a diverse mix of uses such as 150,000 s.f. of retail, 150,000 s.f. of Class A office space, structured parking affordable and market rate housing while creating new amenities available to both residents and the community at large. Retail and commercial spaces will have a distinct angle towards entertainment and dining. Through the use of generous outdoor space, walkways, public space and performance space, outdoor seating and entertainment venues will spill onto the streets throughout the year. Harper Court and 52nd Place will feel like a natural extension of public space, granting exclusive access for community events, festivals, the Hyde Park Farmers’ Market and other community events in nearly 40,000 s.f. of open space.
The project will send a distinct sustainable design message both in its design and planning as a one-of-a-kind green development that residents and the community can enjoy. Planned features include a rainwater collection system that is integrated into a public water feature, district energy mechanical systems and low-level LED lighting canopy lighting over the public areas to reduce light pollution.