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Missner Group completes construction of Chicago auto dealership

Missner Group completes construction of Chicago auto dealership

The Missner Group also incorporated numerous sustainable improvements to the property including the implementation of a vegetative roof, and the utilization of permeable pavers for the parking lot.


By Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor | July 23, 2012
The Missner Group recently completed construction on the new 57,550-sf McGrath A
The Missner Group recently completed construction on the new 57,550-sf McGrath Acura of Chicago.

The Missner Group recently completed construction on the new 57,550-sf McGrath Acura of Chicago located at 1301 N. Elston Avenue.

This project represents the first Acura dealership within the City of Chicago.

Located along the North branch of the Chicago River, the site for the new McGrath Acura underwent extensive renovations. The project included the addition of a new Acura service center, parts department, and car wash. The service center features three drive-in service lanes and 21 service bays. The Missner Group also built-out seven glass-enclosed, private offices for the service manager and advisors which look out over the service area to maximize workflow and productivity. 

The project also featured the construction of a 10,550-sf addition to the facility which includes a new car showroom, service reception area, and mezzanine with a catwalk. Enhancements and high-end finishes are incorporated throughout including two towers with the iconic Acura logo, a café, a television lounge with a fire place, and a “Zen room.” The two-story glass and metal paneled new car showroom is accentuated by a large skylight allowing for an abundance of natural lighting and scenic views.

The Missner Group also incorporated numerous sustainable improvements to the property including the implementation of a vegetative roof, and the utilization of permeable pavers for the parking lot. The pavers are designed to reduce the impervious area of the project and allow for storm water management in keeping with the City of Chicago’s best management practices. The pavers also serve as a walkway which extends along the Chicago River to an outdoor patio and sitting area where an ornamental fence frames the property.

Judd and Glen Missner were the principals overseeing the project. Jess Knigge was the firm’s project executive and Drue Stohr was the senior project manager. Architectural services were provided by Balay Architects. +

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