Welcome to 1400 South Wabash, where modern luxury meets urban convenience in the heart of downtown Chicago. This brand-new high-rise apartment building offers a prestigious living experience that caters to the discerning tastes of city dwellers.
1400 South Wabash offers a selection of well-appointed apartments, ranging from thoughtfully laid out studios to spacious three bedroom apartments. Each residence is thoughtfully designed with contemporary finishes and high-quality materials, ensuring both comfort and sophistication. Floor-to-ceiling windows flood the living spaces with natural light and showcase breathtaking views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan. Modern kitchens boast sleek cabinetry, premium appliances, and stylish countertops, making them a dream for culinary enthusiasts. Additionally, the spacious bathrooms feature elegant fixtures and spa-like features, creating a private oasis for relaxation.
At 1400 South Wabash, residents enjoy a wealth of amenities designed to elevate their daily living experience. The rooftop terrace offers a stunning outdoor space to unwind, socialize, and take in the picturesque vistas of the city. The state-of-the-art fitness center is equipped with cutting-edge exercise equipment, allowing residents to maintain an active lifestyle without leaving home. For those seeking a tranquil retreat, the on-site spa and wellness center provide a range of relaxation and rejuvenation services. Concierge services are available around the clock to cater to residents’ needs, ensuring a seamless living experience from the moment they step through the door.
Situated in the vibrant South Loop neighborhood, 1400 South Wabash boasts a strategic location that places residents within reach of Chicago’s finest attractions. The nearby Grant and Millennium Parks offer vast green spaces and host numerous cultural events and festivals throughout the year. Residents can easily immerse themselves in Chicago’s rich arts and cultural scene, with various museums, galleries, and theaters just a short stroll away. The South Loop’s excellent transportation infrastructure makes commuting a breeze. Convenient access to CTA bus routes and “L” train stations, such as Roosevelt Station, ensures seamless connections to all corners of the city. Whether residents are heading to work, exploring other neighborhoods, or catching a flight at O’Hare International Airport, the South Loop’s transportation options make getting around hassle-free. There is also a wide selection of grocery stores and dog parks nearby.
Chicago’s South Loop is also known for being a cultural hub. It is home to the renowned Museum Campus, the South Loop hosts some of Chicago’s most iconic museums, including the Field Museum of Natural History, the Adler Planetarium, and the Shedd Aquarium. Soldier Field also currently serves as the home stadium for the Chicago Bears and hosts concerts and live events throughout the year.
From luxurious apartments with breathtaking views to top-notch amenities, residents can indulge in the best of downtown living. With nearby cultural attractions, convenient transportation options, and a range of grocery store choices, 1400 South Wabash is the epitome of modern luxury and convenience.
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The duplex penthouse units at IMPRINT in Printer’s Row offer the amenities and conveniences of high rise living with the square footage and quality you’d see in a detached home.
These 3 and 4 bedroom penthouses feature open floor plan living rooms and kitchens, spacious primary bedrooms with walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms, second floor living rooms each with a wet bar, and large private outdoor terraces with planters.
Soaring, nine foot ceilings and soft loft concrete accents give these modern penthouses character. Kitchens feature premium Kohler fixtures, elegant stone countertops, with designer accent lighting throughout the living and dining spaces.
Spa inspired bathrooms feature oversized vanities, luxurious soaking tubs, and dimmable lighted mirrors.
IMPRINT offers both indoor and outdoor amenities as well as conveniences to make every day life a little easier. The health club grade fitness center features state of the art cardio and weight equipment, as well as Peloton bikes. In the warmer months, get some fresh air during your workout from the outdoor yoga platform. If you’re working from home and want to get a change of scenery, the sprawling outdoor terrace is equipped with WiFi, or you can opt for a more traditional work setting in the resident co-working spaces. Entertain around one of the fire pits, in the private dining room, or in the digital entertainment and game space.
The penthouses at IMPRINT are pet friendly and the private access dog run makes having a dog a little easier. Other conveniences include attached parking, package receiving, 24/7 door staff, valet dry-cleaning, and even on-site housekeeping service.
The Southbank development in the South Loop has changed names, hands, and plans over the past few years. With such a prime riverfront parcel and over two acres of park space, it’s easy to see why this land has been in such high demand. What began as one mega-development has now split into two multi-phase developments: the northern portion, Southbank, is being developed by Lendlease and the southern portion is being developed independently by CMK.
In 2018, The Cooper was the first of the residential Southbank buildings delivered. The rental building leased up its luxury apartments quickly and was known for having some of the most creative and useful amenities in the area. The next residential building to pop up at Southbank will be The Reed, a luxury building with condos for sale and state of the art amenities in line with those at The Cooper.
The Reed will feature sprawling outdoor amenity space both inside and outside the building. The outdoor rooftop pool and lounge will be complete with fire pits, serene landscaping, lawn furniture, outdoor event space, grilling spaces, a three season outdoor yoga space, and an outdoor kitchen. When you step outside The Reed, the outdoor amenities will continue with a quarter mile of riverwalk, a two acre park, a river side amphitheater, and a water taxi stop just outside the building.
The state of the art fitness center will feature Peloton bikes, free weights, a yoga studio, and will be maintained diligently with nightly cleanings. Condo owners at The Reed will also enjoy the ample quiet study and co-working spaces as well as the VR sports and media rooms to unwind after a long day of working from home. Other on-site conveniences will include 24 hour door staff, package receiving with cold storage for grocery deliveries, on-site management and maintenance, valet dry-cleaning, garage parking with electric car charging ports, storage lockers, and a bike storage and maintenance room.
Each home will feature modern interiors with soaring ceilings, soft loft accents, top quality appliance packages, and floor-to-ceiling windows for taking in the stunning views of the river, skyline, and Lake Michigan. Owners will have a choice between three different finish packages.
The Reed at Southbank is slated for delivery in 2023. Upon completion, there will be 216 luxury condos. Condos are now for sale at The Reed ranging from $400K-1.4M.
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Megadevelopments, or grand-scale developments combining residential, commercial, and public use amenity components, have been the trend as of late. One Central is one such megadevelopment in the pipeline with a transit-based focus.
Under current plans from developer, Landmark, One Central will transform about 32 acres of rail yards between the McCormick Place Convention Center and the Museum Campus on the Near South Side into a new neighborhood. According to the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, this “new neighborhood” will consist of high rises totaling 9,050 residential units, 1.5 million square feet of retail space, 9.45 million square feet of office space, 1.5 million square feet of hotel space, 350,000 square feet of event space, and parking, all anchored by a new multi-modal transit hub.
In an interview with the Sun Times, Bob Dunn, president of Landmark development, says he looks at the transit hub as “being transformative for the next generation”. He explained that the 3.8 billion dollar transit project would be a game changer in Chicago transportation by connecting the Metra (which mostly services Chicagoland suburban commuters), the CTA (which services neighborhoods of Chicago proper), the Amtrak (which services neighboring suburbs as well as other states), and a new fourth transit line that would connect McCormick Place convention center directly to downtown. Dunn projects this new hub where the four transit lines would converge would eventually serve twice as many people as Union Station currently does and went on to frame One Central as “a civic project” because of all the people it would serve.
A new factor in the equation of One Central is the Chicago Bears’ decision to move their stadium to suburban Arlington Heights from their current stadium at Soldier Field, adjacent to the site of One Central. Although there is hardly any concrete information on what’s to become of Soldier Field, given Dunn’s existing plans for the surrounding area, one can speculate he’ll have a vision for the space.
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Alta Grand Central is one of the South Loop’s newest and largest luxury apartment high rises. Its amenities are truly one of a kind!
Alta Grand Central has two towers of state of the art amenities. Each tower offers its own fitness center, complete with an additional semi-private studio and spin bikes as well as many conveniences including a bike shop and storage space, personal storage, electric car charging ports, package receiving, 24 hour door staff, and lobby seating with a transit screen which displays nearby transit schedules realtime. In the west tower, residents have access to valet dry-cleaning, an outdoor lounge equipped with eight grilling stations, an outdoor gaming deck, and an additional expansive rooftop deck. The west tower also hosts pet amenities wit an on site private dog park and pet spa complete with showers and a grooming station.
The east tower hosts business amenities, including open co-working space, reservable micro-offices, a conference room, a printing station and the cafe and Stockwell vending in case you need a little coffee break. After your day of hard work, unwind in the east tower’s massage room, the outdoor spa, or by the pool, which offers stunning views of the city.
The modern apartments at Alta Grand Central feature stunning interiors. Kitchens come equipped with stainless steel appliances, thermally fused soft close cabinets, and quartz countertops with large kitchen sinks. Each luxury apartment is equipped with a full sized washer and dryer and Nest thermostat. The penthouse units offer elevated finishes and wine coolers in each kitchen.
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Aspire is one of the newest luxury apartment buildings in the South Loop. These pet friendly residences feature modern interiors and state of the art amenities all steps to the lakefront, live music venues, great dining, Museum Campus, Soldier Field, McCormick Place, and more of South Loop’s vibrant culture and entertainment scene!
Aspire offers modern apartments with modern finishes, thoughtful layouts, and premium appliances. Kitchens feature European two toned cabinetry, stone countertops, and stainless steel appliances, with frameless glass showers in each spa inspired bathroom. Each apartment comes equipped with a full sized washer and dryer as well as wide plank flooring, exposed concrete accent columns and ceilings, and keyless entry systems.
Aspire is a full amenity building. Whether you’re looking for entertainment, relaxation, or daily conveniences, Aspire has something for you! Residents enjoy access to the fully equipped fitness center and yoga room, complete with a virtual trainer, an indoor sports simulator room, a pub room and fireside lounge for unwinding alone or with friends, a gaming and arcade room, and an outdoor pool, complete with private cabanas, grilling stations, and fire pits. Aspire also features pet amenities including an on site outdoor dog park!
Residents also appreciate the many conveniences offered at Aspire. If you’re working from home, check out the conference room, one of the private work spaces, or the resident cyber lounge. If you feel like working al fresca and soaking up some sun, grab your laptop and head to the pool deck since wifi is offered throughout all of Aspire’s amenity spaces! If you have guests visiting, you can book the on site guest suite. The private garage offers charging stations for electric cars and the 24 hour lobby is also equipped with a Luxor package receiving room, bike storage, and valet dry cleaning lockers.
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Step into the luxury penthouses at IMPRINT, which feature top of the line finishes, striking views, thoughtful design, and unique luxury features.
Penthouse units range from one to four bedrooms, most of which have dedicated spacious closets and bathrooms for each bedroom, as well as private wrap-around terraces.
These South Loop penthouses feature soaring exposed concrete ceilings, solid core entry doors with brushed chrome hardware, oversized bedrooms, and hard surface flooring. The European style kitchens come equipped with flat panel cabinetry, quartz countertops, Frigidaire stainless steel appliances, a gas range, garbage disposal, a large undercount stainless steel sink, and a single lever faucet with an integrated pull out sprayer.
Spa inspired bathrooms are complete with elegant lighting, vanities each with a drawer, frameless mirror, and integrated sink, single lever premium faucets, soaking tubs, glass showers, towel bars, robe hooks, tile flooring, and double vanity sinks in select units. Each unit also features full-sized, Whirlpool front loading washers and dryers as well as floor to ceiling windows with UV blocking roller shades.
With indoor amenities for year round use, outdoor amenities in the warmer months, and convenient services, the amenities at IMPRINT are second to none. Head to the fitness studio and yoga platform for your own workout or a complimentary yoga class. and towel off with complimentary towel service. IMPRINT’s state of the art fitness center is complete with Peloton bikes, a Powermill stair climber, and ample cardio and weight training equipment. Entertain, unwind, or work from home in the resident lounge, the private dining area and demonstration kitchen, or at the fifth floor terrace, complete with grilling stations, fire pits, and ample seating space. Check out the digital entertainment and gaming space or warm up by the fire pits at the top floor observation deck. Although the dedicated co-working spaces and first floor library are excellent for working from home, all amenity spaces are equipped with WiFi should you decide to work from one of the outdoor common spaces.
IMPRINT also offers a multitude of conveniences. The dog spa, grooming station, and private 24/7 dog run make having a dog in a high rise a breeze. The 24/7 concierge, on-site maintenance and management teams, LuxerOne package receiving, Tide Cleaners valet dry cleaning, printing service, covered attached garage parking and on site bike storage, housekeeping services available through The Minte, and curated resident events and perks program are all things IMPRINT offers to make life just a little easier.
IMPRINT is located in the Printer’s Row area of the South Loop. The South Loop is beloved by Chicagoans for its vibrant cultural scene, with Chicago’s world renowned museums, Soldier Field, Grant Park, the lakefront, stunning architecture, and exceptional dining all within blocks.
Check out the gallery below for more images of the penthouses at IMPRINT. A virtual tour of the amenity spaces is also available!
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There’s no question that the South Loop is one of this year’s hottest Chicago neighborhoods for residential development. If you’re looking to be where all the action is, Aspire apartments is certainly worth checking out! Aspire is one of the South Loop’s newest luxury rental communities, offering pet friendly 1 bed, 2 bed, and 3 bedroom apartments.
Each apartment features modern finishes, thoughtful features, and premium appliances including full sized in unit laundry, exposed concrete ceilings and accents, roller shades, ample closet space, and wide plank flooring throughout. Kitchens boast stone countertops, stainless appliances, and European two tone cabinetry with stone backsplash. Bathrooms offer frameless glass showers and generous vanity storage space.
The amenities at Aspire are top notch. Enjoy the fully equipped fitness center and yoga room with a virtual training system. Between the private work spaces, conference room, the resident cyber lounge, and WiFi access throughout all the indoor and outdoor amenity spaces, there’s plenty of space to work from home.
Entertain or unwind in the fireside lounge, the pub room, the sports simulator or game and arcade room, or the outdoor pool complete with private cabanas, fire pits, and grilling stations. Aspire also offers lots of conveniences for residents including an on site guest suite, an outdoor private dog park, bike storage, a private garage with electric car charging stations, valet dry cleaning, and a Luxor package receiving system.
Last but certainly not least is Aspire’s “Aspiring Artist” in residence. Canary Garcia has been commissioned to create custom artwork, beginning with a sculpture, for the building while living in it!
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If you’re looking for state of the art amenities, soft loft accents, and modern interiors, all in a prime location, Imprint in Printer’s Row could be the place for you!
Each apartment features soaring nine foot exposed concrete ceilings, solid core entry doors with brushed chrome hardware, and hard surface flooring throughout. The European style kitchens come equipped with flat panel cabinetry, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, a gas range, garbage disposal, a large undercount stainless steel sink, and a single lever faucet with an integrated pull out sprayer. Bedrooms are equipped with spacious walk in closets and are thoughtfully laid out. Spa inspired bathrooms are complete with elegant lighting, vanities each with a drawer, frameless mirror, and integrated sink, single lever premium faucets, soaking tubs, glass showers, towel bars, robe hooks, and double vanity sinks in select units.
With indoor amenities for year round use, outdoor amenities in the warmer months, and convenient services, the amenities at Imprint are second to none. Head to the fitness studio and yoga platform for your own workout or a complimentary yoga class. and towel off with complimentary towel service. If you’re having company, entertain or unwind in the resident lounge, the private dining area and demonstration kitchen, the fifth floor terrace, complete with grilling stations, fire pits, and ample seating space, or warm up by the fire pits at the top floor observation deck. Although the dedicated co-working spaces and first floor library are excellent for working from home, all amenity spaces are equipped with WiFi should you decide to work from one of the outdoor common spaces.
Imprint also offers a multitude of conveniences. The dog spa, grooming station, and private 24/7 dog run make having a dog in a high rise a breeze. The 24/7 concierge, on-site maintenance and management teams, LuxerOne package receiving, Tide Spin valet dry cleaning, printing service, and curated resident events and perks program are all things Imprint offers to make life just a little easier.
Check out the gallery below for more images of Imprint!
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What’s a summer in Chicago without a trendy new rooftop lounge or al fresco dining? After months of quarantine and winter, this Chicago summer has made outdoor dining even more of a staple than it already was. Here are some of the restaurants in the South Loop offering outdoor dining.
The Bar at Moody Tongue – 2515 S. Wabash Ave
Moody Tongue’s bar menu is less like what you’d expect to see on a bar menu and a little more like what you’d expect at a contemporary, Michelin Starred dinner place with a month long waiting list. If you’re looking for something light, try the smoked beet and charred strawberry tartare with spruce infused ricotta and sourdough, the salmon crudo, heirloom tomato and compressed watermelon salad, or the butter poached king crab with corn, gnocchi, fennel, and host of other flavorful accoutrements. If you’re looking for something even more decedent, try the confit pork belly, Maine lobster roll, fried quail, or crispy whole summer flounder with fermented bok choi, shiitake, and a chili crunch.
Kurah Mediterranean – 1355 S. Michigan Ave
Kurah Mediterranean has something for everyone. From vegan to gluten free to carnivore, all types of eaters can find a dish to enjoy here. Pomegranate tabouli, roasted eggplant flatbread, bacon wrapped dates, and the shwarma platter are just a few of the menu favorites. Kurah also has a daily happy hour from 4pm to 6pm offering $5 wines, beers, sangria, and appetizers as well as $2 off cocktails.
AO Hawaiian Hideout – 1315 S. Wabash Ave
AO Hawaiian Hideout serves up homestyle southeast Asian and Hawaiian fare. Poke bowls, sushi, short ribs, fish tacos, and curry dishes all grace the menu. AO also has an entirely gluten free vegan menu and a broad cocktail menu. Although AO has postponed their weekly live entertainment due to COVID-19, they still have fantastic specials! Click here to see more details.
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Whether you live in the South Loop or are looking for places to eat before you visit Museum Campus or Grant Park, here are a few of the top breakfast and brunch places in the South Loop.
Yolk- 1120 S Michigan Ave
Yolk offers breakfast, brunch, and lunch options with creative twists on classic favorites, like the smoked salmon scrambler, the brisket breakfast burger, and red velvet French toast. Diners love the sizable portions and reasonable pricing. Yolk even has their own private label coffee and house made Greek yogurt.
Eleven City Diner- 1112 S Wabash Ave
Eleven City Diner was created in the vision of the “classic friendly diner”. The black and white family photos on the walls, nostalgic “band box”, neon signage, counter seating, milkshakes with barbershop straws, subway tile, and ice cream parlor style tables and chairs create the reminiscent ambiance. Eleven City Diner offers breakfast all day (including vegan and vegetarian breakfast options) as well as a walk up deli to go.
Spoke and Bird- 205 E 18th St
Spoke and Bird is a rustic chic breakfast spot that uses local, organic, and fair trade ingredients sourced from over 30 local and urban farms. The employee owned restaurant strives to offer delicious and healthy food at a reasonable price in a welcoming environment. Try a homemade quiche or Spoke and Bird’s many pastries.
Meli Cafe- 500 S Dearborn St (in Hotel Blake)
Meli serves up favorite American breakfast and lunch dishes with a Greek twist and is known for its farm to table dishes, fresh squeezed juice, large portions, and homemade marmalade. Meli has great daily specials and full service juice, espresso, and liquor bars. If you can’t decide whether to get a corned beef hash Benedict or a wheatgrass shot, get both.
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Printer’s Row is a highly sought-after sub-neighborhood in Chicago’s South Loop. Living in Printer’s Row, Chicago, residents love the historic character reflected in the architecture and facades of old buildings, (like the Pontiac Building, 1891, and the Duplicator Building, 1886), the creative energy from the abundance of music venues, art schools, and independent coffee shops, and all the green space and tucked away parks and hidden gems. Printer’s Row is generally designated by the Chicago River as the western border, Plymouth Court as the eastern border, Ida B. Wells Drive to the north, and Polk Street to the south.
After Dearborn Station was completed in 1885, the Printer’s Row neighborhood began to take shape as the printing center of the Midwest because it allowed materials (and workers) to move conveniently in and out of the neighborhood. Dearborn Station is still in tact today and has been converted into retail space.
Major publishing houses like Rand McNally, M.A. Donohue and Company, Franklin Printing, and R.R. Donnelley and Sons all set up shop in Printer’s Row.
Many of the buildings in Printer’s Row that were used as printing and publishing facilities have retained landmark status and have mostly been converted into residential lofts. These buildings are characteristic of what’s been deemed, the “First Chicago School” of architecture, a style which dates to the 1880s and includes work by the revered Daniel Burnham, one of the masterminds behind the World’s Fair. Many of these buildings feature large windows that were originally installed with the hope that they would let in maximum natural light for book binding, type setting, and other highly detailed printing work.
The Printer’s Row literary scene is very much alive today. Each June the Printer’s Row Literary Festival draws about 150,000 attendees to Dearborn Street, making it the largest book fair in the Midwest, according to Publisher’s Weekly.
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The South Loop is conveniently situated near public transit and access points, making it an easily accessible neighborhood whether you’re commuting to or from the suburbs, other Chicago neighborhoods, or even from out of town.
CTA Orange Line
The orange line runs through the South Loop and takes riders around the Loop and out to Midway International Airport. If you’re looking for the fastest way to or from Midway or just looking to save on Uber fare, the orange line could be a great option.
CTA Red Line
The red line runs south to 95th Street and north through River North, Gold Coast, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Uptown, Edgewater, and Rogers Park, with on campus stops at Loyola and DePaul Universities. Northwestern University in Evanston is also conveniently accessible via red line, as multiple red line stops are also serviced by the purple line to Evanston and Wilmette.
CTA Green Line
Take the green line for direct access to Oak Park or the best way to McCormick Place. The green line also provides access through the West Loop and west side near Rush University Medical Center.
CTA Blue Line
If you fly in and out of O’Hare International Airport often, the South Loop has multiple blue line stops that provide direct access to O’Hare. The blue line takes passengers either through the West Loop, UIC’s campus, and out to Forest Park, or through the Loop, Fulton Market, River West, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Jefferson Park, Rosemont, and directly inside O’Hare Airport.
Metra and Amtrak
Catch the Metra trains out to the western, north shore, and south shore suburbs and Indiana from the Lasalle and Van Buren stations in the South Loop or Ogilvie and Union Stations, which are just a short walk from the South Loop and are also serviced by Amtrak.
Multiple major highways pass directly through the South Loop. Hop directly on I-90 for access throughout Chicago’s northern or southern neighborhoods and suburbs, I-290 for access to Chicago’s western neighborhoods and suburbs, or I-55 to head southwest past McCormick Place toward Saint Louis.
Lakeshore Drive runs through the South Loop and is one of the most expedient ways north and south along the eastern edge of Chicago. Take Lakeshore south through Hyde Park to the University of Chicago campus or north through Rogers Park.
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In keeping with the mega development trend of the last two years, Southbank is bringing luxury rental apartments, restaurants, retail, green space, and culture to the south branch stretch of river front in the South Loop. Southbank is being developed by Lendlease.
The Cooper at Southbank is the first residential rental high rise to be completed in the development. With 452 apartments and town homes, this property is making a splash in the South Loop’s rental market.
The Cooper at Southbank offers state of the art amenities including an expansive fitness center, music room, outdoor movie theatre, a large outdoor roof deck with a pool, hot tub, bocce ball court, hammocks, grills, and an herb garden, an upper level skyline terrace for taking in panoramic views of the city skyline, a game room with ping pong and billiards, a chef’s kitchen, a library, curated resident events, co-working spaces with private offices and conference rooms, a shop and craft space, entertaining spaces, 24 full service concierge, and even a salon!
Southbank’s new two acre park will use the foundations of the demolished Grand Central Park and is being designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. Prairie grasses and landscape features (like the bird houses created in partnership with UIC students) were selected for their low maintenance qualities and with local wildlife in mind. The .2 miles of continuous river walk will feature ample seating, lighting, and a mural created by Pilsen artist, Ruben Aguirre. The Southbank development will also include 15,000 square feet of retail space.
Southbank strives to be an oasis in the center of the city, just minutes from the Loop and easily accessible from most of Chicago.
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The South Loop is one of the most dog friendly neighborhoods in Chicago. Here are some top dog friendly parks.
Coliseum Dog Friendly Area- 1466 S Wabash Ave
At .65 acres with plenty of shaded benches, this fenced in dog park is the perfect place to let your pup run off the leash. Coliseum offers water stations open seasonally. Make sure to visit a participating vet to get a permit to bring your dog to Chicago Park District dog parks.
Grant “Bark” Dog Park- 1000 S Columbus Dr
Grant Bark Dog Park has water stations and bag dispensers, but no designated small dog area. Pets are permitted to run off the leash in this 18,000 square foot grass and gravel, tree lined park. Access the park from one of two paths on the 11th Street bridge or Columbus.
Fred Anderson Dog Park- 1629 S Wabash Ave
Fred Anderson Dog Park has two entrances– one for small dogs and another for large dogs. The park is also equipped with water stations and bag dispensers. Because it is reported to be well maintained and cleaned nightly, Fred Anderson is a favorite among many South Loop dog owners.
D’Angelo Park- 438 S Franklin St
D’Angelo Park is a “full amenity” dog park, well lit and equipped with water stations for both people and dogs, bag dispensers, a designated small dog area, and seating. The 5,000 square foot park is located between Congress Freeway and the Thermal Building.
Prairie District Dog Park- 2051 S Prairie Ave
The Prairie District Dog Park has been called a “hidden gem” and “small dog sanctuary” by neighborhood dog owners. The quiet, newer dog park is right next to a kids park and offers water stations and a designated small dog play area.
Click here for a list of dog friendly parks by neighborhood.
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The South Loop is a hub of universities, colleges, and graduate schools, with an emphasis on arts and medicine. With the South Loop as your college campus, you’ll get to experience the lively city while still having a community feeling. Here is an overview of some of the major schools near South Loop.
Columbia College- 600 S Michigan Ave
Columbia College specializes in arts and media and was originally founded in 1890 as an oratorial school in anticipation of the need for speakers at the World’s Fair. It has gained notoriety in the journalism field, especially through its student produced publications, including The Columbia Chronicle, which has won “Best College Newspaper” in both the state and the nation.
DePaul University- 1 E Jackson Blvd
DePaul University has a large focus on experiential learning, internships, study abroad opportunities, and civic involvement programs. DePaul is also on the quarter system, which means each school session is shorter, giving students an opportunity to maximize the amount of opportunities and courses they get to experience.
Roosevelt University- 430 S Michigan Ave
Roosevelt University is a smaller school comparatively, with enrollment around 4,400 students, with a focus on the performing arts. Social justice is also cornerstone in the school’s curriculum and has been intentionally embedded into the curriculum with many student led research projects and initiatives. Notable people including Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein have served on the advisory board. Classes are held in the Auditorium and Gage buildings.
School of the Art Institute- 36 S Wabash Ave
SAIC is one of the nation’s largest accredited independent schools of art and design and was named “Most Influential Art School in the United States” by Columbia University’s National Arts Journalism Program. It’s Visiting Artists program brings in highly esteemed artists from around the world for hands on experiences. SAIC also has many gallery and showcase opportunities for students.
University of Illinois– Chicago- 1200 W Harrison St
UIC is a public research university between the South Loop and West Loop with over 33,000 students, a hospital and health sciences system, and 16 program specific colleges. UIC is known for it’s excellent nursing, technical, and medical programs. UIC’s John Marshall Law School campus is also near the South Loop.
The South Loop is a cultural hub in Chicago’s art scene between the high density of museums on Museum Campus, the city’s top art and film schools, and the history of creativity established by Printer’s Row. The South Loop is also home to some of the most long standing live music venues, like Buddy Guy’s Legends, Jazz Showcase, and Reggie’s Music Joint.
Buddy Guy’s Legends- 700 S. Wabash St
Buddy Guy is a 7 time Grammy winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 37 time Blues Music Award winner, the Presidential National Medal of Arts recipient, ranked 23rd on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”, and a major influence on prolific musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. At 82, he still performs on a regular basis at his blues club, Buddy Guy’s Legends, which hosts live music 7 nights a week as well as free acoustic shows during lunch and dinner. Looking for a great open mic? Stop by for the Blues Jam every Monday night at 9pm.
Jazz Showcase- 806 S. Plymouth Ct
Jazz Showcase has been one of Chicago’s premier jazz clubs since the 170 seat venue first opened in 1947, and is currently the oldest in the city. See live music 7 nights a week with a Sunday matinee event at 4pm geared towards an all ages audience. Discounts are available for students and musicians. Click here to see the calendar of upcoming performances and events.
Reggie’s Music Joint- 2105 S. State St
All under one roof, Reggie’s Music Joint hosts a rock venue, a bar and grill, a a record store, and dog friendly patio and rooftop with outdoor games. The venue was formerly an auto repair shop until Reggie’s opened its doors in 2007. Between the live music, walls lined with memorabilia, calendar of events, and the in house recording studio, Reggie’s is every rock fan and musician’s dream come true.
From the few thousand new rental units that have been or are about to be delivered, and the new restaurants and retail that seem to open by the handful, to the multiple mega developments currently underway, the South Loop has been growing rapidly the past two years and is only continuing to boom. Community amenities have been cornerstone in these mega developments, which are large scale projects that include residential, commercial, and green space.
One of the most highly anticipated South Loop mega developments is Riverline, a $2B project designed by Perkins + Will and developed by CMK, with landscape architecture by Hoerr Schaudt. The development will include ten residential buildings for a total of 3,600 residential units, with a mix of apartments for rent and condos for sale, in addition to an abundance of community amenities and retail space.
Some of the community amenities will include open walkways connecting the Wells Street corridor, an additional 1,000 square feet of Riverwalk with parks, trails, and green gathering spaces, and a natural riverbank providing easy access for activities on the river, like kayaking and fishing. Riverline will have a heavy emphasis on nature with features like aquatic grasses and sedges to create a habitat for amphibious and aquatic wildlife and large, open green spaces.
With its convenient location, Riverline is just a short distance to multiple public CTA and Metra transit stations and highway entrances, three major grocery stores, Michigan Avenue, Museum Campus, Grant Park, and several major universities like Depaul, Roosevelt, UIC, Rush Medical School, University of Chicago, School of the Art Institute, Kent School of Law, and Columbia College.
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The South Loop is one of the most rapidly growing Chicago neighborhoods. In fact, it’s growth includes the development of a new 62 acre neighborhood on a currently vacant site.
The 78, by Related Midwest, is one of the largest South Loop projects currently in development with a social, community, environmental, and economic components all Chicagoans can appreciate. Its name comes from the idea that of Chicago’s 77 existing neighborhoods, this will be the 78th. The 62 acre site is surrounded by Clark Street, Roosevelt Road, 16th Street, and the Chicago River and cornerstone of the development is the use of the riverfront, which will extend the existing Riverwalk by over a half mile to Chinatown.
Although it is still early in development, plans show that this mixed use mega development will include residential high rises, cafes, restaurants, retail, and an abundance of community amenities and 12 acres of green space. Community amenities will include the Riverwalk extension, bike paths, an expansion of Clark Street to make it more walkable, the dedication of a community resource center to foster the growth of local minority and women owned businesses, a 5 acre riverfront lined with dining and entertainment, and 7 acre Crescent Park.
The 78 development will also improve transportation in the area. The project includes the addition of a new CTA red line stop on site, water taxi service, additional bikeways with Divvy rental bike stations, and a Metra stop relocation to reduce noise and improve air quality.
The 78 will potentially be home to one of the country’s newest research institutions, Discovery Partners Institute, an interdisciplinary innovation center that will span over 1 million square feet and service over 10,000 students every five years.
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The South Loop is dense with new inventory and continuing to develop at a fast pace. Between all the new mega developments, namely Lendlease’s Southbank development, CMK’s Riverline development, and Related Midwest’s 78 development, the South Loop is in for new residences, community amenities, retail and entertainment, and green space on a massive scale. In response to all this new inventory, prices in the area are quite competitive. If you’re looking for a great deal but don’t want to compromise on quality, South Loop is a great place to look. These South Loop 2 bed apartments all have in unit washer and dryer and are available now!
Property 14- Clark & Polk
Since this Printer’s Row apartment building was originally designed as a condo building all units have unique, high grade finishes, massive walk in closets, and balconies. Each layout is also more spacious than a typical apartment in the area, with 1 beds up to 963 square feet and 2 beds up to 1535 square feet. Some units even have home offices, dens, and extra half baths. Even though this building is only a few years old, it already revamped all amenities, keeping it highly competitive with all the area’s brand new inventory.
Two bedroom, two bath apartments are currently starting at $2525.
Property 18- Delano Court & Roosevelt
Looking for a 2 bed loft apartment? Look no further! These 2 bed, 2 bath loft style rentals are a steal! The finishes are modern but still warm and homey, with light hardwood in the living space, carpet in the bedrooms, concrete ceilings, a mosaic backsplash, and dark, espresso cabinetry.
This prime location is tucked away on a court with lots of retail and dining, but is only a few blocks west of State Street and the Roosevelt CTA, which provides direct access to Midway Airport, the Loop, and north and west through the city. There are also three major grocery stores within walking distance and a target less than a block away.
Property 147- Wells & Financial Place
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This stunning new construction rental building offers multiple styles of 2 bedroom apartments, including both traditional high rise style rentals as well as townhomes for rent. The amenities in this new luxury building are unparalleled and include multiple spacious outdoor areas, a rooftop pool, expansive fitness center, a music room, craft shop space, an outdoor movie screening area, hammocks, co-working space, and even a hair salon! All units feature state-of-the-art finishes, high quality appliances, and thoughtful layouts with ample storage space.
The 2 bed townhouse rentals are two stories and feature a balcony as well as a powder room on the living area floor.
2 bedroom apartments are currently starting at $2770.
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Museum Campus is a 57 acre park in South Loop along Lake Michigan and encompasses some of Chicago’s most notable museums as well as Soldier Field and Northerly Island. If you’re in the South Loop and looking for things to do near you, here are the days these museums offer free admission to Illinois residents in 2020!
Did you know that in Chicago’s dark sky you could see 4500 stars with the naked eye? The Adler Planetarium is the first planetarium in the United States and has exhibits and sky shows that are “out of this world”! Even better, Adler Planetarium has plenty of events to keep your attention so you don’t “space” out. Check out monthly events like Sun Salutations Yoga or Adler After Dark with upcoming dates on Saturday, February 1st and Thursday, February 20th.
The Field Museum houses over 30 million historical, cultural, and scientific artifacts and collections designed to “inspire curiosity about life on Earth”. Right now, check out the exhibit, “Fantastic Bug Encounters”, which includes hands on activities and workshops for all ages.
The Museum of Science and Industry is located in South Loop’s Jackson Park, the historic site of the 1893 Columbian Exposition World’s Fair.
Learn about the differences between the genetic versus epigenetic factors that play into an animal’s physiology as you watch chickens hatch right before your eyes. “Invent the Future” in the Fast Forward exhibit, as you surround yourself in a world of tomorrow’s inventions. In addition to numerous exhibits, the museum also features interactive experiences like a submarine simulation and a virtual reality space walk.
The Shedd is a 5,000,000 gallon aquarium housing over 32,000 animals. Visit Annik, the new born Beluga whale, get some quality time in a meet and greet with a Magellanic or Rockhopper penguin, touch a stingray, or see the aquarium at night during one of the “Asleep With The Fishes” events.
A record breaking 430 restaurants, 16 of which are in South Loop, will offer special prix fixe menus during Chicago’s annual Restaurant Week, from January 24th to February 6th. Here’s where to dine during Restaurant Week in the South Loop.
CheSa’s at the Bureau Bar & Restaurant
724 W. Maxwell St
CheSa’s at the Bureau, in the heart of University Village, stands out on the list because of it’s dietary restriction friendly menu and kitchen. Whether you’re looking for vegan, vegetarian, nut allergy or gluten free options, all are served up in the allergy friendly kitchen at CheSa’s. (Of course, be sure to check with your server if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies). The $24 brunch menu includes an omelette bar, chicken and waffle station, fruit and pastries, shrimp and grits bar, and other southern favorites like collard greens, buttermilk biscuits, and country sausage gravy. The $48 three course dinner menu includes modern twists on classic southern meat, fish, and pasta dishes.
Grant Park Bistro
800 S. Michigan
Take in the stunning views and lively energy of Grant Park at this contemporary American bistro. The $36 dinner menu includes three courses. Choose from wild mushroom soup, burnt endive salad, or ceviche for your first course, duck breast, seared scallops, roasted butternut squash, or celeriac steak for your entree, and either a teurgoule tarte or dark chocolate entremet for dessert. Grant Park Bistro also features a selection of desserts from local bakery, Vanille Patisserie.
Mercat a la Planxa
638 S. Michigan Ave
Enjoy modern, Catalan style tapas, meats, seafood, vegetarian fare, and charcuterie at Mercat a la Planxa for either the $24 3 course brunch menu or $48 4 course dinner menu. Mercat a la Planxa is located just across from Grant and Millennium parks and is perfect if you’re looking for a trendy, semi-casual spot in a lively location.
Check out the complete list of participating South Loop restaurants here.
CMK has had quite a few new residential developments in South Loop, especially in the past two years. From earlier projects, like the successful lease up of 1333 S Wabash, to newer projects, like two towered Coeval or the multiphase Riverline development, as well as several condo developments, CMK has garnered significant attention for their back to back high volume deliveries of luxury inventory. These are some of the more recent rental developments in CMK’s portfolio.
717 S Clark
The most recent CMK development to break ground is 717 S Clark. 717 S Clark is a glassy new rental apartment development that began construction in Printer’s Row this year in what was the former site of Palmer Printing. The 29 story residential luxury high rise will house 329 units and was designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture. It is slated for 2020 delivery.
Riverline will be an 8 acre community with 1000 feet of continuous riverwalk. CMK is developing the southern portion of the 15 acre parcel, the northern 7 acres of which are being developed by Lendlease as the Southbank development. Riverline will feature 10 new residential buildings in addition to an abundance of public green space. The Riverline project was masterplanned by Perkins+Will architecture.
Coeval, on 14th and Wabash, is a two towered development offering amenities and boutique style rental apartments in one tower and condos in the other, as well as 10,000 square feet of retail space. With over 15,000 square feet of amenities, residents have access to a roof terrace, fire pits, a fitness center, co-working space, and indoor and outdoor lounge an entertainment space as well as indoor and outdoor dog amenities. Coeval apartments began leasing in early 2019.
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Looking for great deals on 2 bedroom apartments near South Loop? These luxury 2 beds all features premium appliances, contemporary finishes, in-unit washer and dryer, and great amenities!
Between the exposed concrete, high ceilings, and artfully curated common spaces, this South Loop building’s sophisticated aesthetic gives it unique character. If you’re looking for the perfect canvas for contemporary minimalist interior design, this is a place to see. The smart home technology and premium appliances deliver convenience and efficiency. Enjoy an in-unit washer and dryer, surface mounted dome lighting, high speed internet, and a smart thermostat in each unit. Each kitchen features ample storage space, flat panel European style cabinetry, quartz countertops, deep sinks, and a garbage disposal. Each tranquil bathroom comes equipped with Grohe appliances, a vanity length frameless mirror, integrated sinks, and either a large soaking tub or glass-encased stand up shower. Stop into the state of the art fitness center for a ride on one of the Peloton bikes or curl up by a fire pit on the 3rdor 16thfloor terraces. Pet owners love having a spacious dog run on site. Other conveniences include around the clock concierge service, resident events, on-demand dry cleaning, complimentary bike storage, and Luxer package receiving.
2 Bedroom Apartments starting at $2920
Property 116- 8th/State
The master suite in this 2 bedroom floor plan features a walk-through walk-in closet, a double vanity sink in the ensuite bathroom, and both bedrooms are spacious enough to comfortably accommodate a king sized bed and dresser set. Every layout has a full sized Whirlpool washer and dryer, floor to ceiling windows, USB ports, a smart home thermostat, keyless entry, and is wired for 1 gig internet.
Sleek design features include a glass tiled backsplash, grey tone plank flooring throughout the whole apartment, dual tone kitchen cabinets, and white quartz countertops.
2 Bedroom Apartments starting from $3160
Property 117– 13th/Wabash
High concrete ceilings, floor mounted vanities with ample storage space, and brushed chrome fixtures are just a few of the accents that make this South Loop rental building unique. Residents love the lounge seating and fire pit on the expansive, landscaped private terrace (almost as much as four-legged friends love the pet spa and onsite dog run). With a 94 walk score, 97 transit score, and 93 bike score, property 117 is in a prime location with two major grocery stores, the CTA red, orange, and green lines, and Grant Park on Michigan avenue all within two blocks!
2 Bedroom Apartments starting from $2659 (For a limited time– find out if you can get 1 month free on this unit!)
With roughly 2,000 new rental units slated for delivery, 2019 will surely be a big year for residential development in the South Loop. Here are the four primary high-rise projects expected for completion this year.
NEMA, formerly known as One Grant Park, is a 792 unit rental building being developed by Crescent Heights. The tower will be a stand-out addition to the Chicago skyline and is being designed by world-renowned architect, Rafael Vinoly. According to renderings, NEMA is expected to have over 70,000 square feet of amenities including indoor and outdoor pools, coworking space, basketball court, boxing gym, a golf simulator, playroom, multiple lounges, and a chef’s kitchen.
Essex on the Park
Essex on the Park is a 479 unit rental building being developed by Oxford Capital and Quadrum Global. The project broke ground in 2017. Essex on the Park will ofter spectacular amenities including an outdoor patio with grills, a fitness center with a yoga studio, multiple entertainment lounges, a conference room, and a four-story indoor lounge with a pool overlooking the South Loop’s Grant Park. Residents will also have full use of the services and amenities of the Hotel Essex.
The high-rise was designed to focus on wellness and includes technology that provide cleaner air and water and reduce light and noise pollution.
The Paragon, a glassy 2-tower high-rise formerly known as SoMI, will feature 500 rental apartments and 7,500 square feet of retail space. The Paragon is being developed by CIM Group and Murphy Development and will offer studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments.
14th and Wabash
CMK is developing the 261 unit high-rise at 14th and Wabash, and it’s not their first rodeo. CMK is also the developer behind three other recent South Loop high-rises including 1333 S. Wabash apartments, 1345 S. Wabash condos, and the southern half of the Riverline project which is currently under construction. Although the specifics aren’t fully disclosed, it is clear that 14th and Wabash will be an amenity-rich building with plenty of indoor and outdoor resident common space.
It’s the holiday season which means Chicago has a lot of visitors. Whether you live downtown and have guests coming to visit, live in the Chicago suburbs and are looking for a downtown stay-cation, or are a visitor yourself, check out our “24 Hours In Each Neighborhood” posts. Here’s a great way to spend a day in South Loop!
10:00 AM- The Bongo Room
Start your day on the town at the Bongo Room for breakfast or brunch, where you can find new, unique takes on brunch classics. Some favorites include the lobster roll Benedict and the chocolate mousse French toast. The Bongo Room also offers a great vegetarian selection and strong coffee.
11:00 AM- The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, or Museum of Science and Industry
Spend the first part of your day at one of the incredible museums in South Loop’s Museum Campus. The Field Museum is home to Sue, a world famous Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Stop by the Museum of Science and Industry to watch chicks hatch, try your luck at a maze of mirrors, test out a rocket, submarine, or coal mining experience, or visit the current featured exhibits in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8. The MSI also has a temporary exhibit on the science behind Pixar films.
The Shedd Aquarium features a multitude of aquatic ecosystems, from the Amazon to the Caribbean and down to the Arctic. Watch a live penguin or whale feeding or get a chance meet and greet an animal daily at 4pm.
Looking for free things to do near downtown Chicago? Below are some dates you and your guests can get free admission to the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, or Shedd Aquarium.
February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28
January: 7–10, 14–17, 21–24, 28–31
February:4–7, 11–14, 19–21, 25–28
3:00 PM- Lunch at Flaco’s Tacos
Flaco’s Tacos is a neighborhood favorite. If you’re looking for somewhere fast and casual with high quality food and an interesting menu, Flaco’s is worth checking out.
4:00 PM- Chicago Helicopter Experience
See the Chicago skyline from a whole new perspective with a helicopter tour! You’ll start in the 2400 block of South Halsted Street head North through the Loop, River North, and Lincoln Park to Wrigley Field, then back South and East over the lakefront and Navy Pier. Knock out all your site seeing in one tour! Even if you’re very familiar with Chicago, this is a great new way to see all your favorite landmarks.
6:00 PM- Adler After Dark
Each third Thursday from 6pm to 10pm, stop by Adler Planetarium for an exclusive event (21+) and access to all exhibits, unlimited sky shows in all three theaters, live entertainment, and educational outer space programs. Tickets are $20 with advance purchase or $25 at the door.
What if it’s not the third Thursday? Catch some live music at Brando’s!
8:00 PM- Karaoke at Brando’s Speakeasy
Brando’s Speakeasy is regarded as one of the best karaoke bars in Chicago, loved for its “classic Chicago” ambiance and phenomenal song selection (over 40,000!)
10:00 PM- Reggie’s
Is karaoke not your thing? Feeling shy? Looking for live music (by someone other than your friends)? Stop by Reggie’s Rock Club for events like bingo and trivia, as well as live rock music.
Russland Capital partnered with LendLease and BVK Group in their newest mixed-use development, 1407 on Michigan. Russland Capital is a Chicago-based developer with many residential and commercial projects.
As their previous residential projects have been condominiums for sale, this is their first property of rental apartments. Russland Capital is truly part of the South Loop community. Although they are already based in the South Loop, they are moving their headquarters to the amenity level inside the 1407 on Michigan development– giving “close to home” a literal meaning.
Based on the high quality interior finishes and thoughtful layouts, it doesn’t take an expert to see that Russland truly brought their condo expertise to the apartment market.
1407 on Michigan offers studio, convertible, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartments, each with in-unit laundry, gas stoves, hardwood floors, abundant storage space, floor-to-celing windows, and quartz countertops.
Select units also feature balconies and walk-in closets.
Bathrooms offer glass-encased showers, state-of-the-art appliances, great cabinet storage space, large mirrors, and even double-vanity sinks in select units.
Looking for luxury apartments at a lower price range? Check out the studio and convertible layouts!
These apartments start in the $1500s including 1 month free rent!
Studio layouts feature plenty of closet space and are spacious enough to fit a living room area as well as an eat-in kitchen:
All units, regardless of size, feature a designated entry area– one of many details that gives these apartments a condo-like feeling:
Convertible layouts offer spacious living rooms, large enough to fit a full-sized dining table as well as full living room. These convertible apartments are really more like 1 bedroom apartments, sans door, of course.
Convertible apartment floor plans at 1407 on Michigan also offer a fully separated bedroom area.
1407 on Michigan also features extensive amenities. From a Himalayan salt sauna, relaxing pool terrace, yoga classes, a fire pit, movie theatre, billiards and entertaining floor, to the basketball court and club-quality fitness center, 1407 on Michigan really has it all.
1407 S Michigan also allows all dog breeds. If you’re looking for pet and dog friendly apartments near downtown Chicago, this could be the building for you!
By Sophie Morrison
2018 has been a big year of growth for Chicago’s South Loop rental market. One new South Loop development, NEMA, will become Chicago’s tallest skyscraper South of the Willis Tower at 76 stories, 893 feet tall. The project is being developed by Crescent Heights, and designed by world-renowned architect, Rafael Viñoly.
NEMA is a building of many names, as it is also known as One Grant Park, and was formerly known as 1200 S Indiana and 113 E Roosevelt. So what is “NEMA”? The NEMA brand is a group of luxury high-rises, developed by Crescent Heights, in major metropolitan areas around the U.S. with existing developments in San Francisco and Boston.
Residents of all NEMA properties receive benefits when traveling to other properties in the network, such as use of amenities and guest suites.
Chicago’s NEMA will feature 70,000 square feet of amenities and sweeping views of both Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Although not much is known about apartment interiors, we can expect high-end flooring, state-of-the-art appliances, and a neutral toned color palette if they are anything like the interiors of the San Francisco development.
NEMA is slated for delivery in 2019 and will offer 800 luxury rental apartments.
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The booming development of Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood is soon to be welcoming yet another apartment building to its area. Known as Alta Grand Central, it was officially announced earlier last month in a single instagram post with the building’s rendering.
Alta Grand Central will be developed by both Chicago-based D2 and Atlanta-based Wood Partners and will feature a new two tower, 14-story apartment building with a sleek, glassy exterior. The towers are designed by Pappageorge Haymes Partners, who also designed the neighboring South Loop development, Alta Roosevelt, which was delivered last year. If the Grand Central development is anything like Alta Roosevelt, we can be sure it will be a success!
The towers are conjoined in the middle, offering great space in between the buildings. With the glassy facade, it’s expected to offer impeccable floor-to-ceiling windows showing off incredible city views. Private balconies are also featured in the buildings exterior rendering as well. The medium-sized building is slated to offer 346 new rental residences.
Located at the intersection of Wells and Harrison, it’s a bustling location with a plethora of activities to offer to future residents. Great restaurants offering a wide array of cuisine options line the South Loop streets, perfect for any foodie. There are three major grocery stores and three CTA L lines within blocks of the development.
The Cooper at Southbank is one of several luxury developments to recently break ground in the South Loop. Originally, Lendlease and CMK had a joint venture on the site known as Riverline that broke ground in the fall of 2016. Back in April, the two decided to split the $8 billion massive development into two separate ones. Lendlease owns the northern 8-acres known as Southbank, while CMK holds the southern 8-acres keeping the name Riverline.
Lendlease announced that pre-leasing for The Cooper at Southbank is set to begin shortly! The Cooper is the first of five high-rise residential unitsin the South Loop neighborhood being built along the riverfront.
The Cooper is set to open their doors in September as the first tower of the new project. The Cooper will be set at 29 stories tall and become home to 452 rental units, 26 two-story 2-bedroom and three-story 3 bedroom townhomes. The Southbank site will, upon completion, house five high-rises and a new two-acre park along the river as well. The five towers will bring a total of 2,700 brand new residential units and create a new water taxi stop.
The Cooper had previously been dubbed Ancora but changed when the co-developers parted ways. The building will offer a ton of incredible amenities sprawled out over 11,000 square feet for its residents to enjoy including a state-of-the-art gym, demonstration kitchen, sport simulator room, bocce court, outdoor screening area, a music room, and a stunning rooftop pool.
Inside The Cooper, the luxurious apartments will feature jaw dropping views through the floor-to-ceiling windows matched with modern finishes. The kitchens are sleek with an elevated design that’s carried into the bathroom as well. Hardwood floors and in-unit washer/dryers make this an unbelievably great find.
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The near South Loop neighborhood has a brand new, luxury apartment building available for immediate move in! Alta Roosevelt, a tall, glassy tower, offers residents premier luxury with state-of-the-art amenities for residents and guest alike to revel in.
Thrive in the high-end, contemporary apartment homes featuring unparalleled comfort. The units boast expansive, floor-to-ceiling windows allowing incredible city views, custom lighting, and private balconies. State-of-the-art kitchens are elegant with pristine quartz countertops and stainless steel Whirlpool appliances. The massive soaking tubs are the perfect place to relax at the end of a long day.
Alta Roosevelt also features extensive luxury amenities. Work out in the full fitness center or yoga studio. Enjoy the rooftop resort-style pool, perfectly completed with cabanas and lounge chairs. There is an incredible entertainment space as well, a perfect extension of apartment living space. Residents also have access to a private bar area. Alta Roosevelt also includes a full theater experience and an on-site coffee shop; perfect for when you’re on the go!
The near South Loop neighborhood has tons to offer and is the perfect place to call home. Home to museum campus (Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Museum of Science and Industy), delicious dining experiences and wonderful parks there’s no doubt why this neighborhood stands out among many! Enjoy the amazing Millennium and Grant Parks as well as the Grand Park Bark Park for your furry friend! The near South Loop neighborhood also offers beautiful lakefront area’s to enjoy during the warm, summer months.
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Near South Loop Neighborhood
Positioned directly South of the heart of downtown Chicago is the near South Loop neighborhood. Widely known for its Museum Campus and Soldier Field, the South Loop has many cultural experiences to offer! With delicious dining, wonderful parks and gorgeous lakefront beaches, this neighborhood is a sure stand out.
Things To Do Near South Loop
The South Loop features amazing museums perfectly positioned between Lake Michigan and downtown. The Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Adler Planetarium are all located in the near South Loop.
With walkways connecting all of them, this pedestrian-friendly area is perfect for any outing. Adjacent to the campus is home of the NFL Chicago Bears, Solider Field. The McCormick Place, located near Soldier Field, is the largest convention center in North America. Home of the Chicago Auto Show every February and a host of trade shows and meetings, the McCormick place is an essential part of Chicago’s convention and conference scene.
Parks Near South Loop
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown life and take a walk through the many green areas the near South Loop has to offer. Grant Park has both walking paths and a dog park, perfect for you and your furry friend. Well within walking distance of the Loop and South Loop, this is a great park to hang out and relax in. Dearborn Park is smaller, yet highly reviewed park near the South Loop is a great alternative to busier areas. Another great area for dogs is Roosevelt Park, located on a dead end; the area attracts many dog lovers.
Dining Near South Loop
The near South Loop neighborhood is home to some of the best and most diverse dining in downtown Chicago. From sushi at Kai Sushi, Mediterranean at Sociale Chicago, or Italian at Sofi Restaurant you’ll be able to find any cuisine you’re craving. Some great bars to check out include Kasey’s Tavern for a sports-bar pub, First Draft and the intimate lounge Brando’s Speakeasy. There is something here for everyone to love!
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Known for its spectacular attractions like The Museum Campus and Chinatown, the South Loop is also one of the most dog friendly neighborhoods in downtown Chicago. With its four popular dog friendly parks and plenty of pet friendly luxury apartment rentals, the South Loop is the perfect place for you and your furry friends.
Grant Bark Dog Park
As the very first dog friendly park to be constructed in the South Loop, Grant Bark Park is also the largest dog friendly area in downtown Chicago. Located near Grant Park with more than 18,000 sq.ft. of space, this beautiful off-leash park is lined with honey locust trees, and also has a decorative fountain. The park is fully-fenced and double-gated with plenty of fresh water sources for your puppy.
Coliseum Dog Park
Located just south of Wabash Avenue, Coliseum Park has more than 2,800 sq. ft. of space, including a dog run and a raised area covered with turf. There is also a dog friendly fountain, along with a playground and recreation area located nearby.
Fred Anderson Dog Park
As one of the newest dog friendly parks in the South Loop, this park was completed in 2014 to pay homage to famed Chicago jazz musician, Fred Anderson. The park is specialized designed with two areas: one area designated for small dogs (5,200 sq. ft.), and another area designated for large dogs (13,700 sq.ft.). Once you enter the gate, there are two clearly marked entrances to distinguish these different areas. There are also dog friendly water-play fountains and tunnels, along with picnic tables for those perfect summer afternoons in downtown Chicago!
D’Angelo Dog Park
Located just off the west side of Franklin Street, this 5000 sq. ft. dog friendly park has its own pet friendly water fountain, along with a designated area for small dogs.
South Loop has amazing dog friendly parks, but it also regarded as one of the best neighborhoods for dog friendly luxury apartment rentals! Beautiful new additions to the neighborhood like 1001 South State and 1000 South Clark have great, pet friendly amenities like dog runs, pet care facilities, and grooming areas—1000 South Clark even has a 5,000 sq. ft. dog run.
Around the South Loop neighborhood, you’ll also find dog friendly restaurants like The Spoke & Bird, Kasey’s Tavern, and Square One—to name a few! The annual Chicago Food Truck Festival in the South Loop is another dog friendly event to check out.
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As the highly-anticipated, new addition to Chicago’s South Loop, One Grant Park will be the tallest tower constructed on the southside of Chicago. Joining the list of famous architecture that makes up the Chicago skyline, this 829 ft. development will be a marvel to behold!
Designed by Rafael Vinoly, notable New York architect, One Grant Park will be a 792-unit, modern highrise. Along with this skyscraper, there will also be a Phase II and III of this development—a 648-unit structure and a 100-unit townhouse building, complete with a public park.
Expected to open in early 2019, One Grant Park and its stepped, modular design will complement and pay homage to Chicago’s tallest building, the 110-story Willis Tower. As one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the city, the South Loop welcomes its newest addition.
Next time you’re near the South Loop, explore South Lake Shore Drive and South Wabash Streets for the best nightlife options. South Lake Shore Drive has a plethora of shopping, bars, and the main attraction of the South Loop—the Museum Campus, featuring the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, and the Field Museum. Additionally, South Wabash Avenue offers many fine dining experiences for you to choose from. Furthermore, with Soldier Field conveniently located nearby, you can also catch a Bears game!
We’ve had the pleasure of welcoming many beautiful luxury high rises to downtown Chicago this year. This South Loop gem stands out as one to be sure to check out!
1000 South Clark is loved for a multitude of features, but namely its amenities. With 45,000 square feet of common space, a 20,000 square foot roof top deck, and 10,000 square feet of fitness space, its no mystery why the amenities are a resident favorite. Moreover, 1000 South Clark just opened this year and the poolside sun deck, private library and wine lounge, and restaurant grade resident kitchen were just some of the top hits. Not to mention, there’s plenty for your furry best friend to love here, too, with a dog run and grooming and daycare services.
The 29th floor clubhouse is a beautiful spot to take in views of the South Loop and beyond. Or, step outside to the penthouse level roof terrace and enjoy the view by one of my fire pits.
The Billiards Lounge is more than the average game room. The lounge features two televisions, a pool table, card table, Chexx hockey game, and a wet bar. The cozy and elegant ambiance makes this room the perfect spot for entertaining a few friends on game night.
Have your Sunday Funday poolside! The indoor lap pool is just steps from the outdoor terrace, complete with barbecue grills, tanning areas, party space, and bluetooth-ready speakers. As the day turns to night, keep the South Loop party going with the outdoor theatre.
The fitness facilities are every workout lover’s dream come true. On sunny days, you can take a jog around the rooftop track. On chilly days, warm up in the club-grade sauna. Practice your golf skills at the indoor golf lounge, complete with a putting green and virtual golf simulator. The 10,000 square feet of indoor workout equipment houses over 40 machines, a free weight area, and two group fitness rooms with fitness-on-demand.
Just as the weather’s cooling down, the restaurant scene is heating up! Check out these three noteworthy restaurants in Downtown Chicago opening this upcoming week.
Phil Stefani (Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants) and Adolfo Garcia (Pearl Tavern) are bringing a taste of 1940’s Cuba to River North. The new River North spot will host one of the country’s largest rum selections as well as live Cuban music with an intimate, speakeasy vibe. Furthermore, decor will feature gold leaf oval ceilings and island chic wallpaper with palm trees. Stylish accents include a brass bar, cement tiles imported from the Dominican Republic, and an eight foot mounted marlin.
Opening Saturday, October 8th at 601 N Wells Street.
Chef Derek Rylon already has a loyal fan base with Batter & Berries (Lincoln Park). Therefore, his new Kansas City style barbecue concept is being met with great excitement in the South Loop for its downtown Chicago opening. Moreover, Rylon’s Smokehouse will feature a rotating menu of whiskey-based sauces. The 2400 square foot sit-down restaurant will host a selection of pit grilled and smoked dishes.
Opening Wednesday, October 12 at 67 E Cermack Road.
Finally, the highly anticipated Beacon Tavern opens this week in the heart of the Loop, steps from Michigan Avenue. This new concept from Billy Lawless (The Dawson, River West) will feature an large meat selection. Along with the impressive oyster selection, Beacon will offer a wide array of seafood options. “Our guests can expect a menu loaded with fresh interpretations of tavern classics and seafood-forward dishes and libations, which play heavily on classic American cocktails with a twist,” Lawless said in a statement, courtesy of DNA Info. Furthermore, Beacon Tavern will house an extensive wine selection.
Opening Tuesday, October 11 at 405 N Wabash.
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While many Chicagoans are able to rely solely on the convenient CTA options downtown for their daily transportation needs, many residents of the Loop still have to account for the monthly parking cost of owning a car. Downtown Apartment Company agents appreciate that this is a significant monthly expense that our clients have to budget for, so here is a compilation of some of the best deals for monthly parking in downtown Chicago and around apartment search areas! While this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide to parking downtown, we hope it’s helpful to give an idea of pricing for one of the larger monthly costs apartment renters need to consider.
Gold Coast / Old Town
Apartment hunters looking in the Near North area (Gold Coast, Old Town) around Division Street, LaSalle Drive, and North Avenue should budget from $160-$260 for parking depending on whether the building’s parking is attached and covered. 55 W. Chestnut offers one of the lowest monthly parking options in the area of $160 for attached, uncovered parking.
Because this area in River North around North Clark and Kinzie Street is in such high demand with endless shopping, dining, and nightlife options, attached monthly parking tends to run around $260 per month, on par with Loop parking options. River North Park offers the most competitive attached monthly parking rate of $230 on West Illinois Street by North Orleans.
West Loop / Fulton River District
Street parking during the milder months in the West Loop is a popular choice for residents in the West Loop and Fulton River District neighborhoods. Monthly parking at buildings can range anywhere from $150-$260 which depends on how new and large the property is. 1313 W. Randolph takes the cake for the least expensive monthly parking option of $150.
Near South Loop
Those searching for an apartment in the South Loop and Printer’s Row areas of Chicago can expect to pay around $220 for monthly parking. Commuters of the South Loop should also consider looking into the economical option at InterPark on South Federal Street which offers a $130 per month special for those who use their cars during normal business hours.
Additional Parking Resources
ParkingSpotter.com and ParkWhiz are helpful resources you can turn to for alternative options to attached parking. Simply type in your address of the building or your neighborhood of choice and the sites will populate monthly parking options with the contact information and cost.
If you have guests in from out of town, the SpotHero smartphone app can be helpful for them to search available shorter term parking and reserve it on the spot. This tool is also a great help for residents who just don’t want to spend precious time circling the blocks to find a spot!
We know that living expenses add up quickly when you live in a city that has so much to offer like downtown Chicago, so we want you to feel like you’re receiving the best resources and service available to you! Come into our office at 180 N. Wacker to meet a friendly and resourceful Downtown Apartment Company leasing agent today or give us a call to get started on your search at (312) 772-3929.