E2, the 356-unit apartment project at Emerson Street and Maple Avenue.                       Photo from Fifield Cos.

Co-developers Fifield Cos. and Carroll Properties have announced the opening of  E2, a 356-unit development at Emerson Street and Maple Avenue.

“With the delivery of E2, we have created a new gateway to dynamic downtown Evanston and elevated luxury rental living on Chicago’s North Shore,” said Randy Fifield, vice chair and principal at Chicago-based Fifield Cos.  “This building answers a strong demand in this market, giving suburban residents the best of what a sophisticated urban rental lifestyle has to offer.”

Designed by FitzGerald Associates Architects, E2 consists of two buildings: a 16-story tower at 1881 Oak Ave. and a 14-story tower at 1890 Maple Ave. The two buildings are connected by a four-story structure that includes three floors of parking and a fourth-floor amenity deck. Evanston-based Morgante Wilson Architects is responsible for all common area interior design work at E2. The building also contains 4,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Studio and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments range in size from 500 to 1,400 square feet and in price from $1,550 to $3,700. The property also has 12 three-bedroom rental townhomes with private access from Emerson Street.

E2’s amenity deck offers a full-size basketball court, yoga studio, state-of-the-art fitness center, lounge area, party room with demonstration kitchen, theater, business center with conference room and flat-screen TV for presentations, coffee bar, and an outdoor pool and spa with cabanas and grilling stations. Biking enthusiasts will feel at home at E2 as well, with the development’s ample bicycle storage area and “bike kitchen,” which offers residents space as well as supplies for quick repairs.

“Evanston is an amazing community and now residents of the North Shore will be able to live and play in the downtown area,” said Robert King, president of Carroll Properties.