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University Skyline Grows Up Right on Schedule

As development continues on a number of buildings in and around Campustown, the University of Illinois’s skyline begins to take new shape.

Among the construction projects slated for late-summer completion are the Urban Outfitters/office building at 507 E. Green Street and the Burnham310 residences on Springfield Avenue (both pictured).

The construction on the Urban Outfitters retail space is expected to be completed by Aug. 1 and the store will open with a soft launch approximately ten days later, says Jill Guth of JSM Management, the developer. Urban Outfitters will occupy the first two floors of the seven-story building. The top five floors will house University of Illinois and University of Illinois Foundation offices.

Around the same time that Urban Outfitters opens its doors, the new Burnham310 apartments and studios will be welcoming their first occupants. The project remains on schedule for the Aug. 4 move-in date.

According to Theresa Kamerer at Burnham310, around 60 percent of the buildings units have been leased. She said they hope to see that percentage increase during the summer months.

On Thursday morning at 10 a.m., Burnham310 will be holding a capping ceremony. “The last stone will be laid,” says Kamerer. The ceremony, which will take place at the corner of Springfield Avenue and Third Street, will mark the end of all major external construction on the building.

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