***NOTE: There is extensive construction being done on Highland Ave. between 31st St. and Butterfield Rd. Please take this into account as you plan your upcoming visit.***
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We are located in Downers Grove, in the Highland Landmark III building, ½ mile north of Good Samaritan Hospital and just south of highway 88, on the northeast corner of the intersection of Highland Avenue and 31st Street. Our building is tall and greenish with “SAP” written on the top and, as seen from Highland Avenue, our building’s parking garage is labeled with “New York Life.”Below are directions coming from various parts of the metro area; please note the specific directions for the final approach, which are not always accurate when given by a GPS or other mapping service. (Note: if traveling by train, this is the route to take from the nearest Metra train stop.)
TO HIGHLAND AVENUE/31st STREET INTERSECTION:
*FINAL APPROACH, in summary: left, left, left.
That is, you should turn left (east) onto 31st Street, take your first left (north) onto Highland Parkway, and then take your first left (just before our building, the first one you’ll see on your left) to reach our parking garage.
*FINAL APPROACH, in greater detail and with photos:
1. Traveling south to the intersection of Highland Avenue and 31st Street (shown here), turn left (east) onto 31st.
Note: as you approach 31st, on your left you should see our building’s multi-level parking garage rising up behind the trees (as seen here), with a “New York Life” sign on the garage further to the left (out of the view here; rotate to see). Over on your right, you should see a Parkers’ Restaurant & Bar.
2. Traveling east on 31st Street (shown here), move immediately into the left lane, and then turn left (north) onto Highland Parkway; this is the first possible turn-in on the north side of 31st, just a few hundred yards east of Highland Avenue. Look for the masonry signs at the entrance to Highland Parkway, which say “HIGHLAND LANDMARK” (visible here if you zoom in).
Note: If when driving east on 31st you miss this entrance to Highland Parkway, you’ll come to a traffic light a few hundred yards further east, which is the second leg of Highland Parkway. You can turn left (north) there and follow the circle around almost all of the way back to 31st to find our building.
3. Traveling north on the first leg of Highland Parkway (shown here), take your first possible left turn at the end of the grass-tree median, after only a hundred feet or so, and drive along the back of our building (our building is the tall one on the left here) to get to the parking garage (hidden here by the trees on the far left). If you miss the first left, you can take the second left, which takes you past the front of the building and then into the parking garage.
Once you’re in the parking garage, try to park on level 2 or above, where the garage elevator is easier to find. Often, it may be most efficient to drive up to level 4 or higher. Use the garage elevator to come to level 2, which is the only level where the garage and building are attached. Walk down the hallway and into the building lobby. Take the building elevator to Suite 550, on the fifth floor.