Loukas Development Tops Off Chicago Mixed-Use

Designed by bKL Architecture, the 12-story Van Buren will comprise 148 luxury units and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.
The Van Buren, Chicago
Rendering of The Van Buren, Chicago

Loukas Development has topped off The Van Buren, a luxury mixed-use project in Chicago‘s West Loop. The building was designed by bKL Architecture and will feature a glass and white aluminum paneled structure with a monolithic stone lobby.

“This is a significant milestone for The Van Buren and the overall West Loop area, which continues to experience tremendous population growth and demand for transportation-oriented development,” Aristithis Loukas, managing director of Loukas Development, told Multi-Housing News. “The development is designed to support today’s renters who want luxury amenities, a strong retail presence, and quick access to Chicago’s Loop and surrounding neighborhoods.” 

The Van Buren

Located at 808 West Van Buren Ave., the 12-story community will comprise 148 units and 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space. Floorplans will be offered in convertibles, one- and two-bedroom units. Interior features will include high-gloss cabinetry, efficient floorplans, full-sized appliances, ample storage and entertainment space, as well as condominium-quality kitchens and bathrooms. Residents will have access to amenities including:

  • 12th floor rooftop deck and pool
  • grilling areas
  • 4,000-square-foot outdoor entertaining space
  • fire pits
  • pool cabanas and sun chairs
  • skyline views of downtown
  • demonstration kitchen
  • community dining table
  • coffee bar style seating
  • fireplace and lounge
  • private group work spaces
  • fitness center with studio
  • bike storage
  • indoor dog run and wash station
  • on-demand dry cleaning
  • package room
  • 21,115-square-foot parking garage with 65 spaces
Rendering of The Van Buren’s rooftop

The apartments will begin preleasing this month and the retail space will begin leasing in May 2018. The building will be enclosed in June and fully constructed by fall 2018. “We’ve had significant interest from restaurants, fitness centers, banks and boutique stores that want to be part of this dynamic environment,” added Loukas.

The firm’s capital partner is a company managed by Washington Capital Management Inc. Lendlease is serving as the project’s general contractor. The transit-oriented development is within close proximity to the Halsted-UIC Blue Line station, Rush Medical District and University of Chicago.

Construction images courtesy of Chicago Corporate Photography and Video/Renderings courtesy of bKL Architecture