CA Ventures, Focus Open 241-Unit Apartment Development Near Northwestern University

by Kristin Harlow

EVANSTON, ILL. — Chicago-based developers CA Ventures and Focus have opened a nine-story, 241-unit apartment development at 811 Emerson St. in Evanston, Illinois, near Northwestern University. Known as LINK Evanston, the property includes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans varying from 400 to 1,100 square feet.

Amenities include a 9,000-square-foot courtyard with a pool, grilling stations and a fire pit. Indoor amenities include a social lounge/game room, business center with conference rooms, and fitness and wellness center. On-site parking, located on the lower, ground and mezzanine levels, accommodates a total of 174 vehicles, with designated public and private spaces.

7-Eleven, a previous occupant of the site, has moved into a 3,300-square-foot, ground-floor retail space along Emerson Street.

The architect was bKL Architecture. Focus served as the general contractor and co-developer for the project.

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