New Apartment Buildings in Chicago — 2021

Towers in South Loop, view from Grant Park

Chicago is constantly growing as more and more people discover the charm and character of this city and want to call it home. With so many people moving to this city, new apartment buildings in Chicago are popping up overnight. New buildings go through a lease-up phase, where they race to fill occupancy and offer excellent rent discounts, move-in specials, and attractive deals. If your lease is ending soon, look to these buildings for brand new, never-been-lived-in units at a great price.

If you’d like help with your apartment search, reach out to AptAmigo. We’ll do the heavy lifting for you, so that you can find an apartment in 2021 with no stress.

New Apartment Buildings in Chicago

Alta Grand Central

Location: Printer’s Row

Click here to see available units at Alta Grand Central.


  • Dry cleaning pick up/drop off station
  • Dog park and dog spa
  • Flex outdoor workout area
  • Massage room, co-working office space and micro-offices
  • Conference rooms
  • Pool with open lounge and private cabanas
  • Fitness room with technogym equipment

Price point:
Studios are between $1,500 – $1,750
1 beds run for about $2,000-$3,000

Live here if:
You are active. Whether you want to do some outdoor yoga in the summer or lift weights in their state-of-the-art gym, this building has you covered. Alta Grand Central is also close to Lakefront so you always have a nice trail to take a jog on a sunny day.

You work from home. Their micro-offices and co-working spaces allow you to step away from your apartment and work in a quiet, focused environment.


Location: Printer’s Row

Click here to see available units at Imprint.


  • Fitness and wellness studio
  • Co-working spaces
  • Dog spas & grooming station
  • Library on the first floor
  • Private dog run
  • Observation deck with fire pit
  • 24/7 concierge
  • Curated resident events

Price point:
Studios are between $1,700 – $2,000
1 beds run for about $2,000-$2,500

Live here if:
You have a pooch and love to spoil it. This building has a whole dog spa and grooming station where you can freshen Fido up after a romp around at the private dog run. When you need some more high-quality dog food or treats, Kriser’s Natural Pet is within walking distance.

You love being in the heart of many mom-and-pop dining opportunities that are within walking distance (check out the ‘the grail cafe’ for some creative dishes and coffee) and if they’re not— public transportation is just a walk away. Check out our Chicago neighborhood guide for all things South Loop.


Location: River West

Click here to see available units at Avenir.


  • Oversized balconies
  • Custom roller shades
  • Party room + commercial demonstration kitchen
  • Cabanas
  • Fire pits and grilling stations
  • Parking w/ car charging
  • Bike parking and bike repair station

Price point:
Studios are between $1,700 – $1,900
1 bedrooms run for about $2,000-$2,500

Live here if:
You love hosting events and dinners for your friends. The party room and commercial demonstration kitchen allow you to entertain people inside, and on warm days the outdoor grilling stations are perfect for a nice kabob lunch with company.

You want to live in the city but can’t give up your car. Avenir has parking in the building and for people who have electric vehicles, there are even charging stations. There are only 2 CTA stops around this neighborhood so a car is more necessary than in other neighborhoods of Chicago.

North + Vine

Location: Near North Side

Click here to see available units at North + Vine.


  • Fitness and wellness classes
  • Health club
  • Modern interior design
  • Yoga and stretch studio
  • Valet dry cleaning service
  • Resort-inspired pool and sundeck

Price point:
Not currently available

Live here if:
You want to live around an abundance of entertainment options. North + Vine is right in the heart of historical Old Town which provides many theatre, comedy club, and dining opportunities as well as being a hop skip and a jump away from the lush Lincoln Park.

You love the motivation of fitness and wellness classes. North + Vine provides classes focused on the health of its residents and also has a health club for personal cardio and strength training. If you want to get out of the apartment complex, Soulcycle is just a quick walk away.

More New Apartment Buildings in Chicago

Union West

Location: West Loop

Click here to see available units at Union West.


  • Heated leisure pool
  • Yoga studio
  • Bike & ski maintenance stations
  • Pet washing stations
  • Fitness studio
  • Premium kitchen islands
  • Quartz countertops

Price point:
Studios are between $2,100 – $2,300
1 beds run for about $2,500-$2,900

Live here if:
You love to get outside in any weather and stay busy with recreational activities. Union West has bike & ski maintenance stations, so your equipments will always be tuned and ready to be taken out and used.

You love to cook. The premium kitchen islands allow for tons of space to chop up vegetables and lay out meals. The quartz countertops in each unit provide a stunning and sturdy top to all your favorite hors d’oeuvres. If you’re not interested in cooking, luckily you’re in the middle of a food mecca and five-star dining is just steps away.


Location: West Loop

Click here to see available units at Milieu.


  • Fresh hand-curated espresso drinks
  • Gear garage
  • Expansive dog run
  • Fitness center, library
  • Hammock/lawn lounging area
  • Resort-style pool & spa
  • Wellness studio

Price point:
Studios are anywhere between $2,100 – $2,600
1 bedrooms run for about $2,300-$2,600

Live here if:
You can’t start your day without some caffeine in the morning. Milieu provides hand curated craft espresso drinks made by their concierge barista, so you can always get your fix before you need to face the day.

You love to bike, skate, or rollerblade around West Loop. The gear garage at Milieu allows you to tune and fix any issues with your non-motorized vessel so you can always be ready to roll around on a sunny day or easily get to work on bike.

TWO Old Town Park

Location: Near North Side

Click here to see available units at TWO Old Town Park.


  • Heated pool
  • Full spa with steam and an oversized jacuzzi
  • Fully-landscaped outdoor areas
  • Outdoor lounges
  • Fire pits
  • Multi-sport courts
  • Outdoor projector screen
  • Fully-equipped fitness center
  • Complimentary fitness and wellness classes

Price point:
Studios are between $1,700 – $2,000
1 beds run for about $2,000-$2,500

Live here if:
You love to unwind after a long day. Old Town Park II provides an outdoor oasis complete with a heated pool, hot tub, daybeds, and loungers. If you still need more relaxation, stroll inside to find a full spas with steam, sauna, and a luxury jacuzzi. It’s hard to be stressed when you’re in the comfort of Old Town Park II.

You like to play court sports with friends. Old Town Park II has 2 full basketball courts– one inside and one outside– as well as an outdoor bocce ball court that you can challenge some of your neighbors on.

Chicago is growing quickly, and new apartment buildings are springing up overnight. It can be hard to stay up-to-date on all the new construction if you’re not in the industry. Thankfully, AptAmigo offers one-on-one support from industry insiders to help you navigate this rapidly growing market. At the time of publication, these are the apartment buildings we’re most excited about, but there are new developments opening all the time that might not be included. Reach out to one of our local experts to get a full updated list of new buildings, rent specials, and inside information.

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