Livable Place Index™



Walk Score®: 86 Very Walkable
Transit Score®: 82 Excellent Transit
Bike Score™: 73 Bikeable



Energy: 1,536,355 kWh saved (140 homes powered)
Air: 390 MT CO2 offset (83 cars off the road)
Water: 1,603,458 Gal saved (80,173 showers)



Economic impact: $108,553,300
Jobs created: 684
(from initial construction)

The Livable Place Index™ is Gerding Edlen’s system of metrics measuring our dedication to people, planet and prosperity.
The Planet numbers represent 2017 operations compared with a standard building.


  • Expansive views of the city and Lake Michigan
  • Well-designed living spaces
  • Modern kitchens with integrated, cabinet-faced appliances
  • Blackened steel backsplash
  • Floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • Exposed concrete ceilings
  • Nest Learning Thermostats™
  • Locally-sourced and recycled- content materials
  • Non-toxic paints and finishes
  • High-efficiency LED lighting
  • Energy Star-rated appliances and water efficient fixtures

Xavier earned a LEED Gold Certification from the United States Green Building Council and is managed to support a sustainable lifestyle

Floor Plans & Pricing

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High efficiency heating and cooling systems conserve energy and keep residents comfortable.


  • Gorgeous rooftop pool
  • Lobby with fireplace, coworking table, lounge seating and conference room
  • Modern fitness facilities
  • Pet-friendly, with indoor and outdoor dog runs and two dog washing stations
  • Outdoor terrace and sundeck with a pool, lounge chairs, cabanas, private BBQ cooking stations and fire pits
  • Terrace lounge with kitchenette, game tables and a fireplace
  • Rooftop lounge with chef’s kitchen, private conference spaces, media screening room and an outdoor deck with uninterrupted city views, fireplace and seating
  • Bike parking and bike maintenance facilities

Pear Chef is your on demand Private Chef. Meals are prepared on site by a personal chef and delivered via room service to your door. Fresh food, no wait, no delivery fee. Pear Chef also serves cocktails.

Xavier features five electric car charging stations for residents


Xavier is located in Cabrini Green, putting residents in close proximity to Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods including Old Town, Lincoln Park, River North, Buck Town/Wicker Park and Goose Island.

Green living resources such as non-toxic cleaning supplies are provided to residents

Art & Design

Art & Design at Xavier

In the development of the last 10 properties, Gerding Edlen has worked with over 70 artists and designers, non-profits and community-based organizations. In approaching these various projects there is a consistent objective to work within the local communities to identify artists and designers whose work incorporates various components of Gerding Edlen’s standards for creating vibrant, inspiring and sustainable places, known as Principles of Place.

Ruben Aguirre

Ruben Aguirre is a Chicago based painter who has transitioned from graffiti writing to abstract painter/contemporary muralist. He has produced a number of murals in the Chicago land area. He received a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago with a concentration in painting in 2002.

Multiple Artists

During World War II, emotionally stirring propaganda posters commissioned by the U.S. Government helped spur U.S. Citizens "to do their part" in helping to supply, arm and support troops fighting overseas. Green Patriot Posters, inspired by World War II posters, hopes to unite us all once again – this time to combat climate change. Launched by art collective the Canary Project in 2008, Green Patriot Posters invites designers, illustrators, photographers and artists to create poster-form artwork relating to any aspect of climate change and environmental justice.

To date, over 500 designs have been collected. This special exhibition at Xavier includes a selection of Green Patriot Posters.

Robin Dluzen + Josue Pellot

Robin Dluzen was born and raised in Southeast Michigan. In 2008, the artist received a BFA in Fine Arts and Literature from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan, before coming to Chicago to pursue a graduate degree. In 2010, Dluzen received an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently Dluzen maintains a studio practice in the city of Chicago.

Josue Pellot currently resides in Chicago. He received his MFA from Northwestern University and his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Pellot has received attention through a number of solo exhibitions, among them: Universidad Catolica De Puerto Rico, Ponce, Puerto Rico; Museo de Arte de Caguas, Caguas, Puerto Rico; Chicago Cultural Center; and Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Contemporary Art Society, London; Vane Contemporary, Newcastle, England.

Scott Simons + Kevin Swallow

A collaborative mixed media painting by Chicago artists, Scott Simons and Kevin Swallow, this piece combines Simons’ abstract textures and lines with Swallow’s cityscapes and abstract graffiti. Both artists are influenced by architecture and draw their inspiration from the urban environment. This is their first collaboration.

The painting references a jazz song, Sunflower Slow Drag by Scott Joplin. Like jazz, the painting was improvised. They passed the painting back-and-forth over the course of a week—reacting to each other’s lines, marks, and colors. The panel was flipped and turned in various directions as they worked, until the painting unfolded into a finished composition.

Michelle Peterson-Albandoz

Peterson-Albandoz sees her creative process as a kind of reversal of time and waste. Layers of old wood still containing the cracked paint and rusty nail holes begin to build up like a living tree once more. It is at the same time a reminder of the tree that once grew in the forest, the harvesting and manipulating of it into architectural structures and the ultimate rebirth as an aesthetic object.

Green roofs and planters capture rainwater which reduces stormwater run-off


Principles of Place

At Gerding Edlen, we use our Principles of Place to create vibrant and inspiring places for people. By leveraging sustainability, community and smart design, we can reduce environmental impacts associated with the construction and operations of our buildings while providing high quality community-oriented experiences for our tenants.

Read more about Gerding Edlen’s Principles of Place, a unique set of standards for livable spaces.


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