The Lydian Apartments Open in Chicago’s Medical District

It’s finally here! The Lydian apartments, located at 513 S Damen Avenue, are set to open their doors to renters in January 2023. Sister building to neighboring Atrio apartments, this beautiful, new luxury apartment building holds 279 units. 

Whether you’re looking for a studio, or up to a three-bedroom luxury apartment, The Lydian has a floor plan to suit your needs. Standing 22 stories, this pet-friendly apartment building is located right in the heart of Chicago’s Medical District.

The Lydian apartments library and coworking space in Chicago's Medical District
A look inside The Lydian apartments; new luxury apartments in Chicago’s Medical District. Image courtesy The Lydian

The Lydian Apartment’s Development and Design Team

If you’re looking for an apartment in the Illinois Medical District, you’ve probably been eyeing Atrio apartments. The same great team behind Atrio – Marquette Companies and Brininstool + Lynch – put their magic touch on the Lydian too.

This dream team is behind several new apartment developments in Chicago and has a reputation for making things modern and sleek. Their focus most recently has been on Chicago’s west side neighborhoods, including some of the newest apartments in the West Loop

Get to Know The Lydian’s Amenities

Now, let’s talk about what’s going to win you over – all those amazing amenities and gorgeous apartments!   

First up – the Lydian’s awesome amenities. You’ll fall in love with the outdoor rooftop lounge. With plenty of spots to lounge and take in the sunshine, this is certainly going to be your happy place. A perfect spot to entertain friends, there are uninterrupted views of the downtown Chicago skyline too. 

If you’re a student, or work from home, just wait until you see The Lydian’s coworking space. With individual workstations and light-flooded tables and study nooks, this shared area is a treat to work in. 

The Lydian certainly went all out on their fitness center. It’s huge and full of all the equipment you’d expect to find at the best gyms in Chicago. There’s a private fitness studio too – perfect for yoga or a meditation session.   

This new luxury apartment building in the Medical District also knows just how important those fur babies are. At The Lydian, they want them to feel right at home. With an on-site bathing station and a park within walking distance, this place was designed with pets in mind.

The rooftop pool at The Lydian apartments in Chicago's Medical District
Amazing views from The Lydian’s outdoor pool deck. Image courtesy of The Lydian 

Shared Amenities at The Lydian: 

  • Indoor and outdoor rooftop lounge
  • Fitness center with private studio
  • EV car charging stations
  • Pet wash area
  • Coworking space with individual work stations
  • Bike storage
A look at the fitness center in The Lydian apartments in Chicago's Medical District
The fully equipped fitness studio at The Lydian apartments. Image courtesy of The Lydian

The Apartments at The Lydian 

Are you looking for a quaint studio apartment in the Medical District? Or maybe a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or three-bedroom is a better fit for your lifestyle. The Lydian has you covered, and with 24 different floor plans, you’ll definitely find what you’re looking for. 

Modern features are not missed in these beautiful units. Floor-to-ceiling windows and wood plank flooring make these luxury apartments hard to beat. Have we mentioned the gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances? And, the pearl herringbone backsplash and light wood cabinetry create a look that’s so sophisticated, even the most novice of home cooks will love to get in the kitchen and cook.  

One of my very favorite features is one that might have you ready to sign a lease at The Lydian. How does relaxing on your private balcony after a long day at work sound? Yes, The Lydian’s has apartments with large balconies, and since this building is the second tallest in the Medical District, the views are set to impress! 

Now, if technology is one of your top priorities, The Lydian’s tech-focused features will have you at hello. Plug your car into one of the EV charging stations, then enter your apartment through the Latch keyless entry system. Every apartment is outfitted with Nest thermostats too, making it easy to keep your place at the perfect temperature, whether you’re home or away. 

An interior of The Lydian apartments kitchen and living space in Chicago's Medical District
Floor-to-ceiling windows present jaw-dropping views of downtown Chicago. Image courtesy of The Lydian.

The Lydian’s Apartment Unit Features:  

  • Wood plank flooring
  • Quartz countertops
  • LG stainless steel appliances
  • Washer and dryer in all units
  • Nest thermostat
  • Glass walk-in shower
  • Latch keyless entry
  • Private balconies (select units)
A modern kitchen inside an apartment at The Lydian luxury apartments
Brand new kitchen with LG appliances and quartz countertops. Image courtesy of The Lydian 

All About the Chicago Medical District

The Illinois Medical District (IMD) is the largest urban medical district in the United States. Home to over 40 healthcare organizations, nearly 30,000 people are employed in the IMD. 

If you work in the Illinois Medical District, imagine how great it would be to rent an apartment here too! The Lydian’s beautiful new apartments make living near work a dream. You’ll also be just 3.5 miles from downtown Chicago, and the United Center is only a 15-minute walk away. 

A map showing where The Lydian apartments in Chicago's Medical District are located
The Lydian apartments are conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s Medical District.

Restaurants and Shopping Near The Lydian

Parks, Recreation and Transportation Near The Lydian 

  • United Center
  • Vernon Park
  • Livingston Field Park
  • UIC Campus
  • Credit Union 1 Arena
  • CTA Blue Line Train
  • CTA Pink Line Train
  • I-290 Expressway

Whether you’re looking for a new apartment in Chicago’s Medical District or you want something closer to downtown, our team of leasing agents has you covered. Give us a shout and HotSpot Rentals would love to help you find your next place!