Optima, Inc. is a design-driven real estate development firm that has been developing, designing, building and managing striking urban and suburban luxury residential communities for more than 40 years. Optima controls and executes every aspect of the development process in-house for a dynamic system that offers greater focus and fluidity. Optima is committed to delivering extraordinary living through design, innovation, sustainability and management.
Optima Lakeview located at 3460 N. Broadway is an eight-story, mixed-use, transit-oriented development. The development consists of 8,880 square feet of commercial space at the first floor with 107 fully-enclosed parking spaces located at the rear of the site. The 2nd through 8th floors contain 246 rental residences ranging from efficiency units to three-bedroom units. The development eliminates three of the four existing curb cuts on Broadway due to the dramatic reduction in traffic from the site’s prior use as a grocery store, while adding two new on-street parking spaces and a standing zone located in the parking lane to mitigate any potential disruption of traffic. The project includes a roof deck with a pool and spa, as well as other amenities throughout the building, including a basketball court, a fitness center, game and party rooms, dog park and outdoor plazas and terraces. The development will have on-site property management and a 24/7 concierge.
Designed by Optima’s founder, international award-winning architect, David C. Hovey, FAIA, the building features a series of setbacks creating sculptural relief along Broadway with an undulating façade. The setbacks provide for landscaped retail spaces that promote sidewalk cafes and outdoor eating areas encouraged by the City along streets like Broadway. An elegant and sophisticated palette with warm-toned colors consisting of transparent light bronze glass and an opaque black-brown window wall has been selected to complement the surrounding neighborhood. The building also features a distinctive landscaped interior atrium that runs through the center of the entire building and is enclosed by a fixed in-place skylight at the roof to bring natural light into the interior of the building.
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