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Watermark at the Grove




Elgin, Illinois

Surface Area

444,905 sq. ft.



Carlson was selected to provide general contracting services for Watermark at The Grove.  The 282 unit luxury rental community is divided into five structures with 3 containing 60 units and 2 with 51 units along with 5,000 square foot of amenity space.

The lower level of each of the five story residential structures is an indoor parking area and is being constructed utilizing cast in place concrete walls and precast columns, beams and planks.  The 4 floors of residential use, is being constructed utilizing conventional wood frame construction and pre-engineered floor and roof trusses.

Spray applied sound insulation is applied to the underside of the floor decks as well as acoustical mats are installed under the gypsum floor system to ensure maximum STC and IIC ratings for the assembly.  Each of the units and common areas contain a 2 hour fire separation wall system.

The high end rental units were designed to attract upper income commuters and utilize a variety of modern luxury interior finishes including quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, maple cabinetry, natural stone tile, wood floors and extensive millwork.  The common areas of the buildings and elevator lobbies are finished in very similar form as well as extensive wall finishes and treatments.

The community clubhouse was designed to create a trendy urban environment for residents and guests to gather as well as housed the community fitness center, management and leasing offices.  Amenities included with the community include a large scale swimming with associated lounge deck, dog park as well as interconnecting walking trails.