Proposed Site Plan
Cumberland Crossing, a residential/retail complex contiguous to the Cumberland Metra Station in Des Plaines, Illinois, allows those who want to work or play in Chicago the opportunity to live outside the central city with immediate access to the business, cultural, and recreational opportunities afforded by the nation’s second-largest city. The location also offers ready access to both I-90 and I-294.
Nearby attractions include the Lake Park Golf Course and the Arlington International Racecourse. O’Hare International Airport is just 7½ miles away.
This transit-oriented multi-family development will consist of a five story podium-style building with ground floor covered parking and four floors of apartments above the podium level. In addition to parking, the ground floor will include a common two-story lobby, leasing offices, mailroom, bicycle storage, and trash collection rooms. Residents and their guests will have both ground-level parking as well as access to an integrated parking garage. Dedicated loading areas for move-ins/move-outs are available.
Plan Revisions Summary
In response to community input regarding the original proposal for the Cumberland Crossing development project, the Project Team has reevaluated and modified its plans for the proposed multi-family residential building. Major changes to the plan include:
- The proposed residential building height has been reduced from six stories down to five stories – the proposed building will have one floor of parking with four stories of residential use above.
- The unit count has been reduced by over 100 units, from 449 units down to 348 total units.
- The overall parking ratio has been increased, including additional spaces for visitors or flexible use for residents.
- The southernmost façade of the proposed residential building has been shifted north by an additional 25’.
- The building will no longer be constructed in phases, resulting in a substantial reduction in the construction timeline.
Cumberland Crossing Apartments
The contemporary building design will feature a complimentary mix of utility size face brick, thin brick, and prefinished wood grain texture fiber cement panels and siding. Three brick and three iber cement colors are proposed. The podium level will consist primarily of brick with louvered, and spandrel glass openings, accented by fiber cement siding. The upper portion of the building consists primary of fiber cement siding and panels with brick extending up to and including the fifth floor at prominent elements. A decorative metal canopy is proposed at the roof level to accentuate building corners. Floor to ceiling windows and hanging metal balconies, tied back to building complete the design.
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Cumberland Crossing Retail
A small, 1-story commercial use of roughly 2,000 square feet is proposed in the southern portion of the Site, in close proximity to the realigned intersection of Wolf and Golf Roads. The location and orientation of this use is intended to take advantage of the intersection’s high visibility and convenience for daily commuters coming and going from the Cumberland Metra Station – and for residents living within walking distance of the Site. A specific tenant has not yet been confirmed, however the desired intent of the use is for a limited service and convenience-oriented food & beverage provider such as a coffee shop. Drive-thru service and ease of access are critical operational features. Indoor seating is expected to be limited in response to both the size and nature of the anticipated service model. The Site Plan shows 13 head-in/angled parking spaces, along with six to eight stacking spaces associated with the drive thru to support the anticipated use – all of which would be accessed through a one-way loop off of the realigned access drive. Some outdoor seating and decorative landscaping is also included as part of the proposed plan. Though the specific location and design are not yet determined, building signage and a free-standing sign element along Golf Road are anticipated. While the building’s architectural style and character will be largely influenced by the future tenant’s corporate design standards. However, it is expected that the building’s design and aesthetic qualities will also complement the proposed residential development and adequately reflect the important and highly visible location at the “front door” of the Cumberland Crossing project site and Cumberland Metra Station beyond it.