4,740-Square-Foot LiveWall Living Wall Featured at New Whole Foods Market® in Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood

The LiveWall Living Wall Wraps the Building on Three Sides

The living wall represents what Whole Foods is all about: organic, natural, and intimately tied to the neighborhoods we serve.

Novak Construction served as general contractor for the new Whole Foods Market® Midwest flagship location. The 75,000 square-foot store is located in the Lakeview neighborhood at the historic Ashland-Belmont-Lincoln intersection. The building is wrapped on three sides by a LiveWall living wall, a 10-foot high vertical garden with more than 5,000 plants.

“The living wall softens the building’s exterior while providing beautiful greenery along the busy pedestrian corridors,” said Grey Novak, Novak Construction project manager. “It is a unique landscape feature that everyone in the neighborhood can enjoy.”

“The living wall complements both the new landscaping added outside the store as well as the existing landscape of the neighboring area,” said Nick Aholec, construction project manager, Midwest Support Office, Whole Food Market. “It represents what Whole Foods is all about: organic, natural, and intimately tied to the neighborhoods we serve.”

Installed by Classic Landscape, LTD (West Chicago, Ill.), the green wall totals 4,740 square feet, divided into three sections: north, south and west. The LiveWall system is comprised of modular planter boxes that contain more than 5,000 plants. LiveWall customized plant selection from a palette of seven different perennials based on the anticipated patterns of light each side would receive throughout the day.

Classic Landscape, LTD

Classic Landscape Ltd. is an award winning, family owned and operated commercial landscape company. For more than 53 years, Classic Landscape has been a leader in the commercial landscape industry. A 100-percent union affiliated company, Classic Landscape provides complete landscape design build services and landscape installation. The hardscape division expertly handles the design and installation of pavers, natural stone, and segmental block retaining wall projects. For more information, http://www.classiclandscapeltd.com.

Novak Construction

Novak Construction http://www.novakconstruction.com, founded by John Novak in 1980, is a…

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