New Chicago Apartment Buildings to Watch in 2021

New and exciting places to call home are helping Chicago apartment renters break out of a stale rental situation, with everything from large-scale apartments that are proper skyscrapers to more intimate buildings with fewer units opening their doors to attract new renters in 2021. Here are new apartments in Chicago that we’re seriously looking forward to in 2021.

New River North Apartments Enliven the Location Next to a Chicago Landmark

One Chicago Apartments

Already pre-leasing for fall of 2021 in River North, this new apartment building is home to more than 700 rental apartments alongside more than 70 condos. This high-rise apartment tower is rising at the intersection of Chicago Ave and N State St, across from the landmark Holy Name Cathedral. Stellar skyline vistas mingle with views of Lake Michigan from these high-rise apartments that are poised to be the talk of the town in the coming years.

An Artful Legacy Takes Shape in Uptown Apartments

The Mondrian Apartments

Fans of contemporary or modern style may be pleased to learn more about the namesake of these Uptown apartments, but any renter should be able to appreciate the sophisticated look of these fresh new apartments. An excellent location places renters near to neighborhood amenities like restaurants, shops and parks while the inspiring style of the apartment interiors makes it a joy to be home in The Mondrian. 

River West Apartments Rise in One of Chicago's Hottest Locations

The Westerly

This River West apartment building offers renters a very choice location paired with top-tier amenities. Renters at The Westerly also get a dash of bold urban art thanks to the extensive murals painted right onto the side of this River West apartment building. The perks of this hip location don't end there: apartments for rent at The Westerly provide ample natural light via floor-to-ceiling windows and renters can explore a brand-new park space that was built in concert with these new apartments for an infusion of natural landscaping to go with this very trendy, urban locale.

New Development Brings Fresh Views to Old Town

Three Old Town Park

This new development completes a trio of new high-rise apartment buildings in the Old Town neighborhood. Like the other buildings in the development, this apartment community features luxe details such as wooden paneled cabinetry and integrated appliances in the kitchens along with waterfall countertops and large kitchen islands. The views from the private balconies are some of the best around town as well!

Modern River North Apartments Make a Statement

369 Grand Apartments

Brand-new River North apartments with views and amenities that will be the envy of any renter's social circle, 369 Grand Apartments are here and ready to make a statement. Renters will be treated to luxe designer kitchens that feature appliances integrated with high end cabinetry, smart shelving solutions for bedroom closets and private balconies.

Logan Square Apartments Soar to New Heights at The Grand Logan Lodge

The Grand Logan Lodge

The Logan Square apartments for rent at The Grand Logan Lodge feature top-of-the-line finishes, from Grohe fixtures and floating vanities in the bath to custom cabinets and quartz counters in the kitchens. Unique details like soaring 32-foot ceilings in select units also help this revitalized historic property stand out from neighboring apartments for rent in Logan Square. Open concept floor plans allow for full utilization of these amazing spaces, while natural light pours in through ample windows and balances a sense of the serene surroundings on the Logan Square Boulevard system with the thoughtfully detailed interiors of the apartments for rent at The Grand Logan Lodge.

Panoramic Views from New West Loop Apartments

Avra West Loop

The buzz of the West Loop resonates in these crisp, new apartments for rent at 1125 W. Van Buren St. Everything that renters could need is within reach of Avra, from convenient shopping options to renowned eateries. Renters will undoubtedly appreciate that the cluster of tech-centric companies making their headquarters in the West Loop are reached within minutes -- no long commutes required! For longer road trips, though, there is convenient access to the expressway and this luxury apartment building is located walking distance from the Racine station on the CTA Blue line.

A Modern Take on Apartment Life in Logan Square

living room with large windows and grey sofa in Logan Square Chicago apartment for rent

Logan Apartments

If renters are searching for a new way to experience life on the north side’s bustling Milwaukee Ave Corridor then they should definitely check out the new apartments for rent at The Logan. This building opened its doors in 2020 and invites renters to explore comfy, modern apartments that are available in either 1 or 2 bedroom layouts. The building may be brand-new but it nails the classic Chicago apartment look with a refined red brick exterior and bold window frames that bathe the apartments in natural light.

Trendy Uptown Apartments in Excellent Location

Abode 1214 Apartments

Conveniently located near the CTA Red line station at Argyle, this new apartment community gives renters supreme access to enjoy both the highlights of Uptown as well as Andersonville. These new apartments are tucked onto a cozy side street that's mere steps away from Broadway while the interiors feature designer finishes and thoughtful floor plans for renters.

A New Type of Printer's Row Apartment for Renters

Imprint Apartments 

The Printer’s Row neighborhood is sandwiched in between two of the hottest areas of Chicago that have received lots of fanfare for several high profile new luxury apartment buildings in recent years. Meanwhile, the cozy confines of Printer’s Row remained a bastion of former factories and warehouse lofts. This new apartment building is resetting the type for Printer’s Row, though. The building is packed with first-class amenities like an outdoor yoga studio, private dog run and a 24-hour doorman. Look to these new apartments to be the standard bearer for high-rise apartment living in Printer’s Row for years to come.

Sophisticated South Loop Luxury Apartments Equipped for Modern Renter's Lifestyle

COEVAL Apartments

Renters who take the time to tally up the items on a wishlist of premium apartment features will find a winning scorecard at COEVAL Apartments in the South Loop. These apartments boast in-unit washer and dryer, smart thermostats for optimum climate control, large windows that bathe the units in natural light, tall ceilings with exposed concrete and smart locks for the doors. These new apartments are fully equipped for the modern rental lifestyle in a superb South Loop location near museums, parks and shopping.

New Transit-Oriented Development Lets Renters Explore the West Loop

kitchen and dining area of West Loop Chicago apartment for rent

The Jax

These West Loop apartments are a stone’s throw from the acclaimed flavors of Restaurant Row. Foodies will delight in the endless dining options located just a few steps from these brand-new apartments but there are ample diversions for any renter in The Jax Apartments. Renters who commute regularly will love being able to easily hop on the expressways or the CTA Blue line, and for anyone who wants to explore the city via bicycle the building’s secure bike storage is a welcome feature.

Bike-Friendly Apartments Roll into Logan Square

Mode Logan Square

The new apartments for rent at Mode Logan Square let renters achieve their goals of having a smart, eco-friendly home in one of Chicago's hottest rental areas. The design is smart, no doubt about it, thanks to clever features like built-in power outlets in the generously sized kitchen islands and USB-compatible charging ports in the apartments. The eco-friendliness comes into play thanks to the bike storage and repair facilities located on-site for renters at Mode Logan Square. Lest we forget, Logan Square is one of the more bike-friendly areas to call home in Chicago thanks to the miles of protected lanes on N. Milwaukee Ave and the lush boulevards that criss-cross this dynamic neighborhood.

Open the Door to the West Loop's Prime Offerings

rendering of The Porte Apartments exterior facade with retail stores on the ground floor and apartments above seen from the street in the West Loop Chicago

The Porte Apartments

Renters will get premium amenities at The Porte Apartments like a round-the-clock concierge, a fitness center, work spaces, a game room, a sprawling rooftop deck, a dog run, and a swimming pool. The building sits in the heart of the West Loop, close to some of Chicago’s top restaurants like Monteverde, Girl & the Goat, sweetgreen, and Green Street Smoked Meats to name a few.

New Apartments Rise on Historic Wolf Point Site

Wolf Point East

Wolf Point has a historic place in Chicago’s history. The site where three branches of the Chicago River converge, this parcel of land was once home to the city’s earliest tavern and non-native settlement. Now, it’s home to stunning new apartments with inspiring views of Chicago’s world-class architecture. Step out from one of the pet-friendly River North apartments to find the beautiful Chicago Riverwalk, the Merchandise Mart, Kinzie Street Bridge, River North’s hopping nightlife scene, and so much more. The building has an indoor-outdoor pool so renters can relax and lounge poolside 365 days of the year. More fun can be had at the game room and there’s a dedicated co-working space in Wolf Point East as well.

New Loop Apartments Heighten Downtown Living for Renters

Millennium on LaSalle

These apartments are opening up in spring of 2021, making them one of the newest entries among this list for new Chicago apartments. Renters will get a full appreciation for this Chicago Loop building's location from the rooftop terrace. Going one step further, this residence actually provides a new life for a former office building near Chicago's financial district. Public transportation is close by and the unique charm of Loop living will greet renters at the door to these new apartments. 

A Skyscraper That's Redefining South Loop Renting

The open air sky terrace at NEMA Chicago with views of Lake Michigan and Grant Park from South Loop, Chicago

NEMA Chicago

If you’re thinking, “Hey, hasn’t this site covered this South Loop giant previously?” Yes, you’re on the right track. Whether discussing the building’s awesome height, the dazzling array of amenities, or its impressive Lake Michigan and city views, there’s a wealth of interest in this new apartment building. Perhaps because it’s proving to be such a game changer. And it’s only getting started. Leasing and move-ins did begin for 2019 but those have only covered a portion of the building as the yet-to-be-completed phases are wrapping up with an eye for the 2020-21 moving seasons. What does that mean for apartment renters who are still trying to scope out that perfect South Loop place to call home? There’s still time to find your place in this huuuuge building.

Brand New Apartments Arrive in Old Town

Two Old Town Park

These new apartmens in Old Town represent the second phase of a multi-building plan that’s reinvigorating the apartment landscape around Wells St and Division St. With an ideal location that puts renters steps away from the Red Line station at Clark/Division and all of the neighborhood amenities along Wells St, this is as close to a sure thing as renters can hope to find in Old Town. Stack the incredibly luxurious interior finishes and creative building amenities (does your building’s game room include skee ball? Well, this one does!) onto the can’t-miss location and what you have are the makings for one of the most intriguing new apartment buildings in Chicago on our list.

 

New Upscale Looks for Lakeview

Four50 Belmont

If you’re browsing new apartments for rent in Lakeview, the luxury apartments at Four50 Belmont deserve to be on the list. This slightly boutique-ish apartment building (it has around 80 units total) welcomed its first renters in late 2019. With easy access to the lakefront, Lake Shore Drive and public transit, the location is a no-brainer for anyone who’s been searching for a perfect Lakeview apartment without compromising on the quality. While most of the city’s recent new apartment building boom has been concentrated in and around downtown, Four50 Belmont is the exceptional case that proves high-amenity living needn’t be confined to the central neighborhoods of Chicago. Some of Four50’s modern amenities that distinguish the building from its vintage neighbors include a state-of-the-art fitness center, in-unit laundry, pet-friendly facilities and sweeping views from the rooftop deck. All things considered, Four50 Belmont looks like it may be a serious contender in the race to be Lakeview’s most desirable new apartments.

River North Apartments Bring a New Outlook to the Neighborhood

The Ardus

Renters at this brand new River North apartment building can treat themselves to stellar views at any time of day or night by heading up to the plush rooftop lounge, but the views inside these chic downtown lofts shouldn’t be overlooked. The building does an impeccable job melding the old with the new: one half of this new apartment building is actually a completely gutted and rehabbed warehouse that stood in River North for generations before being converted into fashionable apartments.

Uptown New Apartments Brighten the Outlook for Renters in 2021

The Draper

Be part of Uptown's next chapter from this rehabbed office building that's now home to 342 sophisticated urban loft apartments. The building's transformation from an insurance company HQ to a modern and amenity-laden new apartment building was completed in 2019. The resulting conversion gives apartment renters in Uptown a truly unique place to call home, with units that boast cool industrial loft features like coffered concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a multi-level gym, rooftop lounge and swimming pool.

West Loop Lofts Breathing New Life into Neighborhood Landmark

The Duncan

Another converted building making its debut in 2020, The Duncan is a new West Loop loft apartment building that was a YMCA in its previous life. The building has been restored to suit a new purpose for this red-hot neighborhood and gives renters the chance to rent on of its 100 brand-new apartments. Renters will find historic details, ranging from the exposed brick walls to the original, oversized windows that allow ample amounts of natural light into these bright apartments.

New Ravenswood Apartments Arrive to Meet Increased Rental Demand in 2021

The Henry Apartments

Ravenswood apartments are in high demand among renters in 2020. Why? It might be due to the accessibility of this neighborhood, which boasts several CTA Brown line stations as well as a Metra UP-N station for commuters, combined with its relative affordability. Renters love the tranquility of Ravenswood’s leafy neighborhood streets and the view from The Henry’s floor-to-ceiling windows lets renters feel like they’re resting comfortably among all those treetops without ever having to set foot outside their apartments. The amenities are on par with most new apartment buildings, like the in-unit laundry and central A/C, but the neighborhood feel and sharp design will distinguish the new apartments for rent at The Henry for renters.

Chicago Apartments and Condos Coming Soon in 2021

Cascade Apartments

These new apartments are sprouting up in Chicago's Lakeshore East neighborhood. Renters who want unparalleled access to the lakefront and its pleasant scenes during the summertime (or year round for that matter) will want to explore this spot near the mouth of the Chicago River and DuSable Harbor.

Cirrus Chicago

Another hotly anticipated addition to the Lakeshore East neighborhood, this new development will be home to luxury condos alongside the Cascade Apartments.

1000M

A forthcoming apartment tower designed by renowned architect Helmut Jahn, this residence promises to reimagine life in the South Loop for renters.

Aspire Apartments

This South Loop apartment building will put renters within reach of Wintrust Arena, home to Chicago's WNBA team and also home to DePaul University's basketball programs. The neighborhood is also teeming with restaurants, parks and historic loft buildings.

Avenir Apartments

Located right in the heart of River West, these new apartments offer renters flexible options for floor plans and some really smart features to boot.

The Balaban Apartments 

The elegance of Uptown is poised to make a comeback that coincides with these new construction apartments situated right beside the landmark Uptown Theater. Easy access to the CTA Red line station at Lawrence and a very walkable neighborhood lend more appeal to these crisp new Uptown apartments.

Panorama Apartments

These new Wrigleyville apartments are right in the middle of the action for renters who love the vibe of Lakeview during Cubs game day or any other day for that matter. This will be home to 140 new apartments just a stone's throw from Wrigley Field.

Parkline Apartments

These new Loop apartments are poised to let renters enjoy full access to Millennium Park, Grant Park and the redesigned Chicago Riverwalk. Renters will be able to appreciate the myriad cultural destinations within the Loop from these apartments, which are being completed within walking distance of the Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago's theater district.

Superior House

If you're going to rent in River North, then why not rent in one of the signature downtown neighborhood's most posh enclaves? The area surrounding Superior House is made up of stunning single family homes, timeless townhomes and lovely little parks.

AMLI 808

This new apartment building in Chicago's River North neighborhood plans on opening its doors in spring of 2021. The location can't be beat: steps away from the thriving Wells Street Corridor, this is a great spot to kick off some Chicago adventures.

Alta Grand Central Apartments

These apartments in the South Loop are part of a burgeoning neighborhood that will be dubbed "the 78" as new apartment buildings fill in the gap near an undeveloped stretch of land beside the South Branch of the Chicago River.

The Mason

These sophisticated concrete lofts in the West Loop put renters near neighborhood mainstays like Union Park.

Union West Apartments

Renters enamored of the West Loop lifestyle will find lots to love at these new apartments that provide world-class amenities in an excellent location amid the city's most renowned restaurants.