Downtown Chicago — Then and Now: Lakeshore East Edition

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Welcome to Lakeshore East edition of Chicago Then and Now. Lakeshore East is one of the most exciting and innovative communities that Chicago has to offer!  Lakeshore East is the new kid on the block that’s paving the way for the future of luxury living in downtown Chicago. Located in Chicago’s New East Side (just east of The Loop), Lakeshore East successfully blends buildings of the past like The Buckingham with groundbreaking luxury apartments of the future like Aqua.


Originally, the Lakeshore East area was used for the Illinois Central Railroad yards. Pete Dye developed it into Metro Golf, a 9-hole golf course, in 1994. During this time before the 21st century the newest developments were The Buckingham, The Parkshore, Three Illinois Center, North Harbor Tower, and The Shoreham.

The goal was to create a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood that would seamlessly integrate Chicago’s triple-level street system. Since then, Lakeshore East has become the master plan for the Magellan Development Group in terms of being the forefront of architecture.


Gorgeous, contemporary, “a Walker’s Paradise” — these are just a few words that describe Lakeshore East. The community is truly in the lap of luxury. Millennium Park, Lake Michigan, the Theatre District, the Magnificent Mile — the possibilities are endless. It even has a beautiful 6-acre park that is the first and only free wireless park in downtown Chicago!

Lakeshore East is at the cutting edge for real estate and architecture. Furthermore, it houses 340 on the Park, which is the Midwest’s first Silver LEED certified building. The Aqua building is the 1st skyscraper in Chicago to combine luxury rentals, a hotel, and retail all into one 87-story building! However, this is just the beginning for Lakeshore East. With many new buildings coming on the horizon, this community’s development is definitely one that you do not want to miss!

Ready to live in the trendy Lakeshore East community? Then call us or stop by our office at 180 N. Wacker to get started. We’d be happy to keep you in the loop!

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