By Jeffrey Steele
Chicago-based Related Midwest has unveiled Landmark West Loop, the developer’s new 31-story, 300-unit luxury rental tower designed by architect Morris Adjmi. Located at 1035 W. Van Buren Street in Chicago’s increasingly popular West Loop neighborhood, Landmark West Loop features studios and one- and two-bedroom floor plans.
Among the residences’ finishes and features are nine-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and plank flooring. Units also offer high-end touches in kitchens, including custom storm gray-colored cabinetry, quartz countertops, white subway tile backsplashes, open shelving, Bosch appliance package and, in select plans, mobile stainless-steel islands.
Model units were decorated by the Landmark West Loop’s interior designer, Reunion Goods & Services, and online interior design service Havenly.
“Related Midwest saw an opportunity with Landmark West Loop to ‘make a place’ in the southwest corner of the West Loop neighborhood, which is brimming with students and creative professionals looking to live in a somewhat undiscovered part of the community in which they work, study and play,” Michael Ellch, vice president of development at Related Midwest, told MHN.
“Housing demand in this area is high and continues to grow, yet there has been little new development nearby; fortunately, Landmark’s opening has increased the appeal for other residential developers and businesses. The tower is just a couple blocks from the UIC-Halsted Blue Line CTA station and a Divvy bike rental station, and within quick walking distance of the Fulton Market District, the Illinois Medical District and the University of Illinois at Chicago, making it easy to get to work, school or hot spots in just minutes. And because there is nothing in close proximity that reaches the 31-story height of our Morris Adjmi-designed tower, the floor-to-ceiling windows in Landmark’s amenity spaces and units offer residents abundant natural light and incredible, unobstructed skyline views.”
Landmark West Loop is built on a 32,000-square-foot site. While Related Midwest does not comment on returns, the lease up has exceeded expectations, “and that is a direct result of great design and quality construction.” Ellch said.
The development’s wide range of amenities starts with Landmark Sport & Social, a sun deck with skyline views and pool, spa, cabanas, lounge areas, fire pit, outdoor kitchens and dog run.
Inside, the amenity package includes pool house with ping-pong, shuffleboard and arcade games, fitness center with exercise equipment and adjacent yoga studio, community-supported agriculture room with seasonal programming. Also featured are a big-screen TV, seating areas and adjacent demonstration kitchen and dining room.
In addition, Landmark West Loop’s “Living Library” is a central space designed for those working from home or wishing to gather with neighbors and friends.
“The only negative was that we had to be a bit pioneering in building such a large luxury tower away from the core of the neighborhood,” Ellch said.
“Fortunately, we knew we could tap into pent-up demand fueled by the adjacent Illinois Medical District and UIC, along with established West Loop neighbors looking for the next exciting place in the neighborhood to call home.”