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Lendlease’s South Loop Project Has a Name: Southbank

After its split with CMK over the development of the Riverline project, Lendlease has come up with a name for its portion of the project on the east bank of the Chicago River: Southbank.

Southbank is the portion of the development, designed by Perkins+Will, that runs from Harrison Street down to Polk.   The portion from 9th Street on down to Roosevelt Road is being developed independently by CMK after the two decided to split Riverline in two and go their separate ways.

As we noted in our original story on the divorce:

LendLease’s portion is the larger of the two and Loop-adjacent. But CMK’s is across the street from The Roosevelt Collection and a block from Target. So it’s hard to say who got the fuzzy end of the lollipop here.

Ancora under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Ancora under construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

Lendlease is already ahead in the race to deliver.  Its Ancora apartment building is expected to be completed this year.  It will have 452 apartments and be 29 stories tall.

You can see in the photograph above sent in by Joe Zekas at YoChicago! that a 2018 completion should be an easy goal to attain.

Here's a handy image showing who gets what in this divorce. You may remember this scene from Hebrew School. Or not. (Base image via Perkins+Will)

Here’s a handy image showing who gets what in this divorce. You may remember this scene from Hebrew School. Or not. (Base image via Perkins+Will)

Location: 720 South Wells, South Loop

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