1001 West Chicago, 1001 W Chicago Ave, River West

1001 West Chicago is a 363-unit apartment project which will be built in the River West neighborhood. The development will consist of 14- and 15-story towers with ground-floor retail.

1001 West Chicago is being built on the site of the former Gonnella Bakery site, which was demolished in December 2015. The property is slated for occupancy late in 2017.

Bond Companies is the developer and Fitzgerald Associate Architects is the architecture firm.

The apartments

Details of the unit mix and apartment finishes have not been released yet. Expect 1001 West Chicago to a have similar level of finishes to other newer buildings.

Based on the renderings, some of the units will have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies.

Views. Many of the south-facing units will have spectacular views of downtown.

1001 West Chicago will be the tallest building in the immediate area, affording upper-floor units dramatic panoramic views of the skyline.

Amenities, services, policies

Details of 1001 West Chicago’s amenities package have not been released yet.

The location

River West is a predominantly residential neighborhood south of Chicago Ave, and 1001 West Chicago is in a largely commercial pocket with good access to public transit and nearby restaurants and nightlife.

Shopping. Grocery shopping from 1001 West Chicago is relatively inconvenient.


The nearest full-service grocery stores are a Jewel-Osco nearly three-quarters of a mile southeast of 1001 West Chicago, and the new Target nearly a mile northeast on Division St.

A CVS Pharmacy is conveniently a short block west on Chicago Ave. Retail shopping is virtually non-existent near the building. Clybourn Corridor and Michigan Avenue shops can be reached fairly quickly by buses along Halsted St and Chicago Ave, respectively.

Dining, nightlife. There’s a good selection of highly-rated restaurants with a distinctive character within a few blocks’ walk of 1001 West Chicago.

DeLux, just two blocks south east of 1001 West Chicago, serves up “chef driven upscale bar food” for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches.


The Matchbox on Milwaukee Ave speculates that it might be “the smallest tavern in Chicago.” The adjacent Silver Palm diner is open seasonally in an original railroad dining car.

A few blocks southeast of 1001 West Chicago there’s a fun cluster of bars and restaurants near the intersection of Grand Ave and Halsted St, including Duran, Iguana, Emmit’s, Richard’s Bar, La Scarola and Piccolo Sogno. The Kenect development at Halsted and Grand, which is slated to open in mid 2016, will bring additional dining and drinking options to the area.

The numberless dining and nightlife venues in River North and the West Loop are a short bike, cab or bus ride from 1001 West Chicago.

Parks, recreation. 1001 West Chicago has poor access to public parks and outdoor recreation opportunities.

Eckhardt Park, the nearest public park of any size, is half a mile west of 1001 West Chicago.

Transportation. 1001 West Chicago has good access to public transportation.

1001 West Chicago is two blocks from the Chicago Ave Blue Line station, which also has multiple CTA bus route connections.

The Blue Line provides direct access to the Loop, O’Hare Airport and west-suburban Oak Park and Forest Park.

1001 West Chicago has quick access onto I-90/94 for north and westbound travelers, but far less convenient access south and eastbound. Expressway access to 1001 West Chicago is also inconvenient.

Bike lanes along Milwaukee Ave provide quick access to River North, the Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown.

Zipcar rentals are available at a number of nearby locations. Taxi service is sporadic.

The competition

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s at-a-glance list of River West apartments.

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1001 West Chicago

Address 1001 W Chicago Ave
City Chicago
# of Units 363
Parking On-site covered parking
Completed 2017

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