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In the last year, a lot has happened in South Bank, the new neighborhood running along the river in Chicago’s historic South Loop. So what’s up next? Get ready for the new Riverline Chicago.

Riverline Chicago is a massive overhaul of the 8-acre stretch of land between Polk and Roosevelt running along the Chicago River. With plans to revive the area into its pre-industrial state, Riverline Chicago will play host to an incredible development of energy-efficient luxury apartments surrounded by several ecosystems of lush green space.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s in store for this urban oasis.

Photo of Living Room at 1333 South Wabash
Developed by CMK, 1333 S Wabash, opened in 2016

Impressive Developers and Architects

Developer CMK is spearheading this project and is responsible for luxury apartment residences such as 1333 S Wabash and the recently opened Coeval in South Loop. Perkins + Will have been selected as the design firm and Chicago-based landscape designer Hoerr Schaudt has devised an intricate plan for the wetland, giving it life and keeping in step with the balanced urban lifestyle.  

What to Expect Living at Riverline Chicago in South Loop

Currently, Riverline Chicago has plans for 19 stories and 300 apartments in various floor plans. We would expect studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms, but it would also be nice to see them add some three bedrooms as well, something needed in this South Loop neighborhood.

So far, we know the amenities will include spa facilities, a fitness center, private club rooms and working lounges. The prime feature will be the landscape design made up of a network of trails and bridges that house over 200 species of distinct vegetation. Although we don’t have all the specific details of this modern riverfront community yet, we’ll continue to update as more information comes out.

Map of Riverline Chicago

Prime Location at Riverline Chicago

What I love about Southbank’s Riverline Chicago is its close proximity to shopping, highway access, and the downtown business hub, without being in the actual Loop itself. As the area develops, and they incorporate the river into the community, I think we’re going to have a new local hotspot. It worked for the Riverwalk (that separates the Loop and River North), so I expect it will do the same for this South Loop neighborhood as well.

For the lucky ones who get to live here,  you’ll find the following just a short walk from your front door:

  • 2-minute walk to Dollop Coffee
  • 8-minute walk to CTA Harrison Station (Red Line)
  • 9-minute walk to Target
  • 14-minute walk to Union Station
  • 16-minute walk to Trader Joe’s and Jewel Osco

Riverline Chicago is also perfectly situated to walk to work:

  • 6-minute walk to Chicago Stock Exchange
  • 12-minute walk to Columbia College
  • 15-minute walk to Roosevelt University
  • 18-minute walk to Illinois Institute of Technology

Don’t work in the area? Riverline Chicago is really commuter friendly:

  • 2-minute  drive to I-90/94
  • 8-minute drive to Lakeshore Drive

The South Loop is a bustling neighborhood of growth and green spaces, with the Southbank area quickly becoming its own oasis by the river. If you’re interested in calling South Loop home, or any other downtown Chicago neighborhood, drop us a line. Let’s explore together!



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