Lendlease Opens 452-Unit Apartment Tower in Chicago’s South Loop

by Kristin Harlow

CHICAGO — Lendlease has opened The Cooper at Southbank, a 29-story, 452-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s South Loop. It is the first project both built and developed by the firm in the Chicago market. The Cooper is one of five residential buildings planned for Southbank, a seven-acre neighborhood development along the South Branch of the Chicago River. Floor plans range in size from 451 to 1,104 square feet. Monthly rents start at $1,710. In addition to apartment units, six penthouses and 26 townhomes will be available for rent starting in January. Amenities span more than 35,000 square feet on the sixth floor and include a terrace, pool, pizza oven, bocce ball court, fitness center with Peloton bikes, virtual sports simulator, musical instrument lounge and reading room. Pet amenities, including a dog run and grooming station, are located on the fifth floor. Southbank’s central amenity will be a two-acre park. Perkins+Will serves as the principal architect for Southbank. Hoerr Schaudt is the landscape architect. The Cooper is named after several Chicago creative pioneers, including the artistry of Frederick Cooper’s lighting, the craftsmanship of Oswald Cooper’s lettering and typefaces, the ingenuity of Martin Cooper’s inventions and the spirit of Jack L. Cooper’s early radio broadcasts, according to Lendlease.

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