The construction for a 22-story mixed-use building now dubbed “The Lydian” is closing in on completion at 513 S Damen Avenue in the Illinois Medical District. With 279 rental units and 1,000 square feet of retail on the ground level, the 242-foot-tall structure is being developed by Marquette Companies and meant to cater an increasing apartment market amongst medical professionals working nearby.
Now in the process of getting furnished, the fourth level will boast a sprawling pool deck, a fitness center, and a work and study area. Additionally, there will be a dog park and wash area, as well as a 20th-floor rooftop deck facing east toward downtown.
The Brininstool + Lynch-designed building is composed mainly of glass and metal paneling, for a sleek and modern appearance. This building also has private balconies on its sides that follow the same color scheme.
The current construction is the second phase of a larger three-building complex on the same block. The tower will eventually link with a 10-story structure to the south via a connecting podium. Meanwhile, work has already been completed for the first phase, which was the renovation of 1926 W Harrison Street, a mid-century brutalist residential tower.
The Illinois Medical District Blue Line station is located just north of the site, providing easy access to the area for future residents using public transportation. The Pink Line is also available at Polk station, via an 11-minute walk southeast. Bus stops for Routes 7, 50, and 126 are all within a two-minute walking distance from the property.
Power Construction is the general contractor overseeing the project with an intended completion date of March 2023.
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Design isn’t my favorite but it looks sharp & modern enough for an area that I’m glad to see is getting some development. Keep it up!
How you Appy
real estate projects continue to carve out new areas for development west of the Loop, even as the Loop itself struggles. I see this slowly playing out for years to come.
Are any of the units ARO eligible?