Another Near West Side residential building recently celebrated its grand opening. Landmark West Loop actually started welcoming residents at the beginning of August with a soft opening, but now things are officially official.
The building is conveniently located on the banks of the Eisenhower Expressway, across the highway from the U.I.C. campus, and across the street from Target. It’s also just six blocks from the West Loop.
It sports 300 residences across 31 stores at 1035 West Van Buren Street. Homes run from 500 to just shy of 2,000 square feet at rates from $1,740 to $6,200/month.
This is actually the second plan for this space. At the turn of the century, the city approved a plan to put up a residential building here that was 30% taller. It also had a very 90’s post-modern design, like an outsized French chateau. What eventually got built, by a new developer (Related Midwest) and a new architecture firm (New York’s Morris Adjmi Architects), is far more modern while at the same time blending in better with the neighborhood.
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Related Midwest Celebrates Opening of Landmark West Loop in Chicago
Morris Adjmi-designed tower is first West Loop apartment tower to deliver in 2017
CHICAGO (Nov. 1, 2017) — Related Midwest recently celebrated the grand opening of Landmark West Loop, the developer’s 31-story, 300-unit luxury rental tower at 1035 W. Van Buren St. in Chicago’s West Loop. Designed by New York-based Morris Adjmi Architects, the glass-and-steel high-rise – Related Midwest’s third luxury rental offering in downtown Chicago – was the first apartment building to open in the West Loop in 2017, welcoming its first residents Aug. 1.
The building’s grand opening event, held on Oct. 24 and inspired by Landmark’s identity as “A New Local Standard” in the West Loop, included pop-up shops from neighborhood designers and retailers All Choked Up, Luxury Garage Sale, T&J Designs, Sanem’s and Christina Karin. In addition, local chefs Justin Behlke of Pilot Light and Alex Theodoroff of MAD Social prepared samples of popular menu items on-site in the building’s demonstration kitchen, while West Loop staple The Publican catered the event.
“In opening Landmark West Loop, we’ve unlocked a largely undiscovered corner of the West Loop that is brimming with aspirational students and professionals who want to live where they work and study,” said Curt Bailey, president of Related Midwest. “Every detail of this project was carefully considered, from the stunning silhouette by Morris Adjmi, to the craftsman-inspired interiors from Reunion Goods & Services, to the thoughtful programming by our own design and development teams. These partnerships have resulted in a triumph of luxury housing tailor-made for this lively, progressive neighborhood, which has already attracted Google, McDonald’s and other high-profile employers.”
Landmark West Loop offers a mix of studio, convertible, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, along with two- and three-bedroom penthouses. Residences range in size from 500 to 1,960 square feet, including the penthouses, with pricing starting at $1,740 per month for studios, $1,975 for convertibles, $2,495 for one-bedrooms, and $2,910 for two-bedrooms. Three-bedroom, 2½-bath penthouses are priced from $6,195 per month.
Four decorated models – a studio, two one-bedrooms and one two-bedroom corner unit – highlight Landmark’s open layouts and modern finishes. Each apartment includes 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, custom plank flooring, solid-core wood interior doors, spacious closets, in-unit laundry and resident-controlled Nest thermostats. High-end kitchens showcase custom storm gray-colored cabinetry, quartz countertops, white subway tile backsplashes, open shelving, high-performance Bosch appliances, and mobile stainless steel islands in select plans. Baths feature hexagon tile flooring, quartz countertops, custom-designed vanities and walk-in showers with frameless glass surrounds.
Residents of Landmark West Loop have access to nearly 12,000 square feet of amenity space, including Landmark Sport & Social, a landscaped sun deck with skyline views and a pool, spa, cabanas, lounge areas, fire pit, outdoor kitchens and dog run.
Indoor amenities include an adjacent pool house with ping-pong, shuffleboard and arcade games, as well as a 3,500-square-foot fitness center that features Peloton bikes, Gym Rax and TRX mounting systems, Hammer Strength weightlifting equipment and an adjacent yoga studio. Other common areas include a community-supported agriculture (CSA) room with seasonal programming; The Den, a reservable lounge with a big-screen TV, seating areas and an adjacent demonstration kitchen and dining room; and the Living Library, an expansive co-working and social gathering area with a copper-hooded fireplace, multiple seating areas and communal work tables.
“The Living Library is truly the heart of the amenity floor – a comfortable, inviting space that sets itself apart through simplicity,” said Bailey. “It’s an example of how we’ve crafted Landmark West Loop around the lifestyles of our residents, using legacy projects like 500 Lake Shore Drive to learn how today’s renters truly live and work.”
Residents of Landmark West Loop can also take advantage of 24-hour concierge service, move-in coordination by RelatedStyle Services, on-site dry cleaning and laundering by Pressbox, secure package delivery by Luxer One, pet spa services by Baroo, and a secure bike storage room.
Landmark West Loop is the first project in Chicago designed by Morris Adjmi Architects, whose portfolio of work includes 837 Washington, an award-winning office building across from the High Line in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District; and the Wythe Hotel, a refurbished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Landmark’s textile-rich interiors, created by Reunion Goods & Services, feature hand-crafted furniture, light fixtures and artwork by acclaimed artisans, several of whom are from the Chicago area. The multi-colored, dip-dyed birch wall in the Living Library was created by Chicago-based installation artist Tom Slazinski – his first permanent commercial art installation. Meanwhile, the tower’s lobby is home to two paintings: the “Blah Blah Blah,” a colorful word painting by American artist Mel Bochner, a pioneer of conceptual art; and “World Map #5,” a painting by Chicago native Amanda Ross-Ho.
“Together, these curated pieces create unexpected, whimsical moments as residents and their guests move from one room to the next,” said Ann Thompson, vice president of architecture and design at Related Midwest. “Walking through Landmark is much like walking through a contemporary art gallery or museum – but one that feels like home.”
In addition to designing Landmark West Loop’s amenity spaces, Reunion Goods & Services also decorated the tower’s studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom models. The fourth model, a one-bedroom southwest corner unit, was created by Havenly, an online interior design service that pairs users with a dedicated designer. Landmark residents receive an exclusive discount for Havenly that can be used to put the finishing touches on their own apartments.
Also available to residents is a complimentary one-year membership to Divvy or a membership to Equinox gyms – both affiliate lifestyle companies of Related – for the duration of their leases. In addition, residents are able to choose their own cable and internet provider. Options include discounted ultra-high-speed internet service from Webpass with free Google Home and Google Chromecast devices – part of Landmark’s Smart Apartment Suite. Services from AT&T and Comcast are also available.
Along with proximity to the Illinois Medical District, University of Illinois at Chicago campus and jobs throughout the West Loop – McDonald’s new headquarters is less than a mile north of the property – Landmark West Loop is steps from public transportation, with the UIC-Halsted Blue Line station just two blocks away. Residents are also within walking distance of world-class restaurants and nightlife, such as Randolph Street’s famed Restaurant Row, as well as nearby retail, including a full-size Target a half-block west of the community.