The Highpoint at 8000 North Project Update
Leasing is well underway at Skokie's newest luxury residences, Highpoint at 8000 North. Designed by famed architect Lucien LaGrange, the property is home to 153 apartment homes with the units ranging in size from Studio's to large 3 bedroom Penthouses. Luxury amenities at Highpoint include a rooftop park with grilling and outdoor spaces, a gourmet demonstration kitchen, a yoga and fitness studio, as well as numerous designer lounges for working, entertaining and relaxing. Pets are welcome at Highpoint as a dog run and pet wash is available as is adjacent garage parking, 24 hour maintenance, and controlled resident access. Ground floor commercial space is expected to welcome new businesses later this year with the first residents of apartment homes already moving in. For further information on pricing, floorplans, to schedule a tour and more, CLICK HERE.
Downtown Skokie Businesses are Excited About Highpoint at 8000 North!
From Joanna Varda, Executive Director, SCC Early Childhood Centers: Highpoint at 8000 North has visually revitalized the gateway to Downtown Skokie. Once again, through the successful structure of private-public partnership, the Village of Skokie has another gorgeous residential community that is sure to enhance the entire Downtown live-work-play environment. We are excited to support our new neighbors at Highpoint 8000 North with our high-quality early care and education services. And, our employees and current families are eager to patronize the new restaurants and shops in the works!
From Carol and Ted Angelopolous, owners of Alexander’s Breakfast and Lunch: We would like to welcome the Highpoint at 8000 North project to downtown Skokie! We take great pride in our town and we are always glad to see new residents and businesses moving in. It is a sign that the area is growing and thriving. We are delighted to have you in the neighborhood.
From Carrie and Andrew Cole, co-owners of Take Flight Spirits: We are excited to welcome our new neighbors from Highpoint at 8000 North to Take Flight Spirits! The beautiful building and its fantastic amenities are a perfect fit for the vibrant community that is being developed in the heart of Downtown Skokie.
From Marcos Rivera, owner of Libertad Restaurant:
I am excited to hear that Highpoint at 8000 North has begun its leasing process. I believe it will be a great addition for downtown Skokie and help surrounding businesses rebound from the pandemic. It is a beautiful building that is well thought out in its design and amenities. We have had the pleasure of serving a few of the new tenants and we are as excited as they are to have them in the community. We are looking forward to many years of partnering with Highpoint and serving its tenants.
From Alice George and Shawn Decker, co-owners of Sketchbook Brewing Company: Sketchbook Brewing welcomes the development of Highpoint at 8000 North! Sketchbook loves Skokie - the warm and diverse residents, the energetic Village staff, and the amazing Parks program! We know that the Highpoint’s residents will add to that great mix, bringing more vibrancy and more people to the area, and more business to our Skokie taproom. Our spacious taproom and beer garden - located just east of Niles Center and Main St. - is within easy walking distance from 8000 North, and we know many of them will become regulars. In fact, we plan on offering a Welcome gift to all the new Highpoint residents!
From James Iverson, owner of F & I Marketing and former owner of Mini Man Monkey Brains Candy: The other day, one of my son’s friends looked around with a little surprise and commented “Skokie is really happening.” I’ve always loved downtown Skokie, but it is fun seeing so many new developments, and we have enjoyed watching Highpoint at 8000 North go up. It is a beautiful centerpiece for our downtown with all its vibrant changes.
Formerly known as 8000 North, this transformative project continues to evolve at a rapid pace. As of June 7, 2021, the project has been rebranded as Highpoint at 8000 North. As such, the development team launched a new website which provides general and personal updates on the project.
Construction of the residential tower of the project began on October 26, 2020 and the focus on the construction has now pivoted to the interior and completion of enclosing the exterior walls and windows. Managed by Lincoln Property Company, it is anticipated that the project will be completed in early 2022 with the first residents moving in. at that time. Pre-leasing for the units is expected to begin in late fall of this year.
Construction financing for 8000 North residential tower was provided by Wintrust bank and is a joint partnership between Murphy Development and the Village. The project cost is expected to be nearly $70 million and will be a transformative project for Downtown Skokie, the Village and North Shore. For more information from the developers website, CLICK HERE
The Highpoint at 8000 North development team includes renowned architects from Lucien Lagrange Studio, Pamela Self Landscape Architects, General Contractor W.E. O’Neil and several other preeminent development professionals.
September 9, 2020
The 8000 North project is in fact moving forward. The exterior completion of the parking garage for the 8000 North project was completed in late April. The interior work which consists of the mechanical, electric, and plumbing for the garage is anticipated to continue through the end of September. The developers of the project did experience a delay in the construction of the residential building due to supply chain issues and the economic impacts due to COVID-19. Interest in this landmark luxury mixed-use rental residential building is very strong as over 200 potential residents have expressed interest in the 153 unit property.
For Further Information and/or to sign up for updates from the developer, CLICK HERE
April 8, 2020
The current national uncertainty over COVID-19 is making it necessary to extend the timeline for constructing the 8000 North development at Oakton Street at Lincoln Avenue in Skokie. The Village has been informed by the developer that while construction work on the garage portion of the building will continue through September 2020, the construction timeline for the remainder of the project will be extended. Due to the timeline extension, it is necessary to remove the large crane that has been in place on the site.
The 8000 North development team remains committed to this project that will bring 153 luxury residential rental units and new retail space to Downtown Skokie, both of which will be important components of the community’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Project updates will be posted at www.8000north.com. The 8000 North team looks forward to the better days that are ahead and wishes the Skokie community all of the best during this uncertain time.
Please visit the 8000 North website to sign up for announcements, leasing information and more when the project resumes!