Gilbane Begins Construction on 30 East Apartments in Chicago’s South Loop

by Christina Cannon

CHICAGO Gilbane Development Co. has begun construction on 30 East, a new apartment community in Chicago’s South Loop. The site is located one block west of Grant Park and is near seven colleges and universities comprising more than 26,000 students. The 16-story, 150,000-square-foot building, designed by Chicago-based architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will feature 255 beds within 134 apartment units. It will be completed for occupancy by August 2017. Residents will have access to building amenities including a club room, café, tech hub, fitness center, lounge areas, gaming areas, study rooms and indoor bicycle storage. Outdoor terraces will feature gas grills, a fire pit, large screen outdoor TV, indoor/outdoor fireplace and several seating areas for social interaction. High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi will be available throughout the building. Additionally, 8,000 square feet of retail space will be located on the ground floor. Apartments will be fully furnished with private bedrooms and bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, in-unit washers and dryers, walk-in closets, fully equipped kitchen and a flat-screen TV. Floor plans include studio, convertible, two-, three-, and four-bedroom units. 30 East will be professionally managed and feature individual leases by the bed.

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