Green on Bell's eco-features

Green on BellIt’s unusual to see a two-story rehab like this marketed with a watercolor rendering, but maybe Green on Bell at 1316 N Bell Ave in Wicker Park isn’t ready for its glamor shot.

On the surface, this three-unit walkup doesn’t seem much different from other rehab projects that can be found in Wicker Park, until you take a close look at some of its special features. I’ve griped before about the number of new developments or rehabs that attach “Green-” to their titles just for offering bamboo floors and appliances that are slightly more efficient than average, but if buyers can save on monthly assessments, these places should have an advantage over their “un-green” counterparts.

Here’s a partial list Green on Bell’s energy-saving and green features:

  • New 92+% efficiency furnace and high-efficiency A/C
  • New water saving plumbing and electric throughout each unit
  • New roof and thermal windows
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified Oak hardwood floors throughout
  • FSC-certified 42″ maple cabinetry with crown molding
  • Choice of concrete and recycled glass or granite coutertops
  • Kohler fixtures and water-saving faucets
  • Toto dual-flush toilets

Elizabeth Lothamer from Koenig & Stray GMAC Real Estate says the project started about three months ago, and all four units will be ready for delivery within 30 to 45 days. The three two-bedroom / one-baths, which Lothamer estimates are between 900 and 1,000 square feet, are priced from the $270s to the $290s, and the three-bedroom / two-bath duplex, which has about 2,000 square feet, is priced in the $430s.

Assessments for the two-bedrooms range from about $155 to $166 per month, and the assessments for the duplex are estimated at $247 per month.

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