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McCaffery Interests, Inc announced that The Morgan at Loyola Station has achieved LEED® Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Green Building Rating System is the USGBC’s leading ranking classification for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient and high-performing buildings.
Opened in 2009 and located in Chicago’s eclectic Rogers Park neighborhood, The Morgan at Loyola Station is a contemporary, eco-friendly apartment and retail community developed in partnership with Loyola University. The Morgan at Loyola Station is located at 1209 West Arthur Ave. Currently 94% leased, the property features 152 apartments, 33,000 sf of retail including a CVS Pharmacy, Five Guys Restaurant, Tricoci University of Beauty Culture, Beck’s Book Store, Red Mango and T-Mobile, and 205 parking stalls complimented by a beautifully landscaped streetscape and a green rooftop terrace. Apartment rental rates range from $1,350 to $2,465. The building is operated by McCaffery Interests as a smoke-free community and pet-friendly community.
In order to achieve LEED® Silver Certification, The Morgan at Loyola Station apartments meets LEED standards for energy use, lighting, water and material use and incorporates a variety of sustainable strategies. The Morgan at Loyola Station is a transit-oriented development located next to the CTA train station and multiple bus lines that further promotes alternative modes of transportation through a bicycle storage room, changing facility, and I-Go Car Sharing. The development employs green roof technology in combination with a second floor amenity garden to reduce storm water impact to sewer systems and reduce the building’s radiant heat load. In addition, native and drought-resistant plants used in the landscaping reduce water and energy usage. Healthy air quality is created through the use of low VOC paint, carpeting and sealants. A variety of locally produced, recycled and sustainable materials are used in the construction.
“We are proud to be recognized by the USGBC for our company’s efforts in building sustainable communities which reduce the negative impact on our environment,” commented Daniel McCaffery, President and Founder, McCaffery Interests, Inc. McCaffery Interests has a 20-year history of environmental conscientiousness, focusing on developing and redeveloping urban infill sites in transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly urban locations. This is the company’s second LEED certification with others pending.
The most diverse Census tract in the six-county Chicago area is in Rogers Park, north of Devon Avenue between Ridge Boulevard and Damen Avenue. The tract is 29 percent Asian, 24 percent Hispanic, 23 percent white and 16 percent black, the Sun-Times reports.
I am supportive of many options to sustain affordable housing in the 49th Ward. However, absent a comprehensive study on the feasibility of the Rental Improvement Fund-TIF proposal it would not be in the best interest of our community. If elected, I would support and fund the RIF study to determine its feasibility then place such a proposal to the voters of our community as a ballot referendum. Affordable housing is critical for our community and we must get it right!!
Given the lack of leadership by the current State majority party and the incumbent Alderman, we have poisoned the environment by increased taxes. We must review the RIF and other alternatives to sustain affordable housing and not rely on one proposal.
We wanted to give you as much advance notice as possible regarding tuition and other fees for the 2011-2012 academic year. To continue to foster the University’s mission, the University’s Board of Trustees has approved an increase of 3.75 percent, effective fall 2011, in undergraduate tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year.
In addition to tuition, room rates will increase by an average of 3.0 percent, meal plans will increase by an average of 3.4 percent, and full-time student activity fees will also increase by 3.0 percent.
These increases are needed to maintain the quality of our academic program offerings and to remain competitive with faculty and staff salaries. We strive to keep increases to a minimum while fulfilling our responsibilities to renew the University and to provide you with the exceptional education you expect—and deserve—for your investment in Loyola University Chicago. You should know that our management and Board of Trustees carefully scrutinize our financial resources and future needs to be sure that our tuition increases are necessary and prudent.
For details about tuition, fees, and room and board costs for the 2011-2012 academic year, please visit LUC.edu/bursar. My best wishes to you for a successful spring semester.