Is New Development Finally Making Its Way to Printer's Row?

Posted by Leo Clark. on Saturday, October 31st, 2015 at 11:56am.

Not long ago, LG Construction + Development proposed plans for a 15-story, 90-unit apartment building that’s unlike many other high-end rental projects we’re used to seeing built out here in downtown Chicago. First of the all, the site for the new development, which is located in Printer's Row, is only a quarter-acre, meaning living spaces will also be a bit smaller than what you might expect.

Being called micro-apartments, units at this new Printer’s Row apartment building will only average around 350 square feet, but inside, only top-of-the-line finishes and features will be offered, providing those who live here an upscale, luxurious look and feel at a price that won’t break the bank.

The compact design of micro apartments is meant to attract young professionals or empty-nesters looking to embrace big city living, but in a way that allows them to live in a more desirable location and enjoy higher-end features without needing a roommate or a mammoth budget to spend on monthly rent.

With Printer’s Row’s close proximity to both The Loop and the lakefront, there’s no denying the appeal behind living here, and for those already working in Chicago’s primary business and financial district, it will also be a convenient location as well.

Along with the 90 planned apartments, the project could also include 40 pre-furnished, extended stay hotel rooms and also 1,300 square feet of retail space on the ground level. Amenities at the building could also include meeting rooms, work rooms and a business center, and even an outdoor green roof, but given a design architect has not yet been chosen, renderings and details about the project could easily change.  

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