If you haven’t noticed Streeterville’s newest apartment tower at 220 E. Illinois nearing completion, chances are you haven’t looked up. Designed and developed by David Hovey, this gleaming new high-rise is certainly one of the city’s shiniest new apartment buildings to hit the market in recent memory, not to mention one of the more impressive as well.
At 56 stories, 220 E. Illinois, or perhaps better known now as Optima Signature, will feature 490 apartment residences, which of course are just now being delivered at a time in which the downtown market is being flooded with new rentals. But like so many of Hovey’s other projects, Optima Signature promises to be special.
Over the first 39 floors, Streeterville’s newest apartment tower will feature a mix of studio, one, and two-bedroom units, while the upper 15 floors will be reserved for larger two and three bedroom residences. Now considered a signature feature of Hovey’s firm, Optima, the Optima Signature building will also boast an insane amount out common outdoor space, with most of it perched up on the 7th floor in the form of a sprawling roof-top-like amenity deck with plenty of open space, landscaping, and incredible outlooks of the city.
Although leasing isn’t expected to being until March, final rent prices have not been revealed, but units over at its sister building over at 200 E. Illinois command $2,335 for a one bedroom on up to $4,339 for a three bedroom.