The Missner Group was the design/ builder for the new 57,550 square foot McGrath Acura retail and service center located at 1301 N. Elston in Chicago, Illinois. This project represents the first Acura dealership in the City of Chicago.
Located along the North branch of the Chicago River, the project included the addition of a new Acura service center with three drive-in lanes, 21 service bays, a parts department, and car wash. The Missner Group also built-out seven glass-enclosed offices, which look out over the service area to maximize work flow and productivity.
Additionally, the space features a new car showroom, service reception area and mezzanine with a catwalk. State-of-the-art 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 dramatic, two-story glass and metal paneled new car showroom is accentuated by a large skylight. The floor-to-ceiling windows combined with the skylight allow for an abundance of natural lighting and scenic views.
The project also features 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.