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ARCO/Murray pays attention
to budgeting, cost control
and quality assurance.
project updates, project coordination meetings and contractor coordination. The company also ensures site safety, cleanliness and organization. During the construction process, ARCO/Murray also pays
attention to budgeting, cost control and quality assurance. Constant
communication during this process eliminates interruptions. The
firm strives to anticipate and communicate issues to ensure quality.
During construction, ARCO/Murray focuses on safety to eliminate accidents and injuries, as well as avoid property damage. The
company's safety program is communicated to its employees and
subcontractors through a handbook and introductory DVD. "In 2015,
our Workers Compensation Experience Modification Rating was .62,"
the company says. "This is considerably below the national average
of 1.00 for general contractors."
When the project is complete, ARCO/Murray provides a reference
guide to its clients for facility maintenance and operations and a full
building warranty. The company prides itself on creating long-term
value for its customers and leaving no questions unanswered so
relationships can continue.
residential, retail, office, industrial and hospitality developments in
Chicagoland and beyond," it says.
Centrum Bucktown is located at the intersection of the Bloomingdale ("606") Trail and Milwaukee Avenue. The six-story development
will feature 100 one- to -three-bedroom units, ranging in size from
684 square feet to 1,462 square feet. The development also includes
retail space for a new Aldi store and the newest Yolk breakfast and
Each unit in Centrum Bucktown features stainless steel Whirlpool
appliances, Kohler kitchen and bath fixtures, pearl quartz kitchen and bath countertops, gray-tone plank flooring and a full-size
stackable Frigidaire washer and dryer. A chef's kitchen in each unit
features DalTile glass mosaic backsplashes. Select units feature
private balconies and terraces.
Centrum Bucktown receives a Walk Score® 95, meaning it's a
"walker's paradise," according to Centrum Partners. The development is adjacent to The 606, a short walk to the Blue Line North
Avenue "L" stop. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness
center with Peloton bikes, expansive outdoor terraces with grilling
areas, lounge space, fire pit, green space and an on-site dog run.
The development was built for LEED Silver certification and
features commercial solar shades on all windows and a covered and
enclosed reserved parking garage with electric vehicle charging
stations. Centrum Bucktown is now leasing and move-in dates are
available now through August.
'ARCO's approach results in reduced risk
and exposure for our
Chicago-based Centrum Partners and Hirsch Associates developed
a new mixed-use, mid-rise development in the city's Wicker Park
neighborhood. ARCO/Murray is overseeing the construction of Centrum Bucktown, described by Centrum Partners as modern boutique
living. "Centrum Partners is in the business of creating extraordinary
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