The owner of a new four-story 19-unit development going up in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood plans to seek LEED Platinum certification–the highest level offered by the U.S. Green Building Council’s green-building rating system–when the project is completed next spring.
The development, Wrightwood Crossing, is at 1307 W. Wrightwood Avenue. It was designed by  Architecture and is being developed by Chicago’s G.Corp. Development Properties. Ground was broken at the site in early September and first deliveries are scheduled for spring of 2010.
The building will feature private rooftop gardens, a common green-roof deck, oversized balconies and a professionally landscaped yard covering more than 50% of the property.
Each unit will have features that increase accessibility for people with disabilities. These features, sometimes known as “universal design,” allow the units to adapt to the changing needs of long-term occupants with only minor modifications.