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BUSINESS NEWS WARE MALCOMB ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PANTON MILL STATION LUXURY APARTMENTS IN SOUTH ELGIN Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international designfirm, announcedconstruction is complete on the Panton Mill Station Luxury Apartments located at 355 North La Fox Street in South Elgin, Illinois. Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior design services for the project. Located on the banks of the Fox River, Panton Mill Station is a new four-story 115,743 square foot multifamily building with 100 residential units, a 10,000 square foot retail outlet, and a 180-stall surface parking lot. The new family-friendly, affordable luxury residential development includes a professionally-equipped fitness center, outdoor kitchens, business center, state-of-the-art security, keyless entry, and pet-friendly living. Interior floor plans were designed to take advantage of views of the river with largewindows that also let in natural light. Apartments feature spacious layouts, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryers, and walk-in closets. With efficient design and the strategic use of materials, residents enjoy the amenities of a large and luxurious apartment community with the aesthetics of a single- family home while complying with ADA requirements. The area is popular with young families and commuters, with a host of restaurants and shopping areas for people of all ages. Panton Mill Station complements the local surroundings and has activated the South Elgin community with local parks and bike paths along the Fox River. The proximity of public transportation accentuates the urban feel of the city and easy access to the downtown area. “The city’s vision was a multifamily development

that would attract a diverse array of young professionals and others into the South Elgin community,” said Cameron Trefry, principal of Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook and Chicago Offices. “Panton Mill Station is designed to be an ideal addition to the neighborhood, bringing stylish and affordable luxury apartments along with a host of amenities to residents.” The general contractor for the project was Synergy Construction Group, a multi faceted general contracting and construction management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. The company provides a broad range of construction services from commercial and residential construction to renovation and land development. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developer and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Ware Malcomb specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science and technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/ institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record ’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants.

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