The Fletcher Jones Mercedes-Benz of Chicago dealership on Elston provides 60,000 sq. feet of interior showroom and customer parking with additional square footage allotted to exterior inventory beneath a green roof. Traditional Autohaus elements and Mercedes-Benz branding welcome customers at the main entrance, while the angular, expressway-facing, glass-and-metal façade acts as a billboard, offering high-profile visibility to the vehicles housed within. Certified LEED® Silver, the dealership also complies with Chicago Green Building requirements, emphasizing environmental and thermal controls, as well as energy and water efficiency.
About the Garden
This highly visible garden and sign are viewed by a large amount of motorists exiting the Kennedy Expressway daily and passing by the expressway’s exit on North Avenue. A stunning garden, both during the winter months and the growing season, has a variety of trees, evergreen shrubs, and flowering shrubs.
100 gardens cover almost 150 acres of roadside landscapes on all major expressways leading in and out of Chicago
The Expressway Partnership Program
The Expressway Partnership Program turns dreary embankments into ribbons of green parkways weaving through the city. More than 100 gardens comprise the Program, covering almost 150 acres of roadside landscapes on all major expressways leading into and out of the city. Each garden is carefully planned using native shrubs, trees, and perennials that require fewer resources and are well adapted to the harsh roadside growing conditions. We work closely with professional landscape crews to provide plant care, weed control, mowing, and litter pickup from April through October to ensure our gardens always look their best!