The building was completed in 2004 and originally known as Jefferson Place. Fifield Companies was the developer, Fred Teitelbaum Construction the general contractor and Loewenberg + Associates the architecture firm.
180 North Jefferson has a mix of studio, convertible, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments in 12 different floor plans.
Floor plans and near real-time availability information are accessible online. In mid-December 2013 available convertibles started at $1,429 a month, 1-bedrooms at $1,673, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath units at $2,445. All of the studios and 3-bedrooms were rented.
Kitchens have good cabinet and counter space, gas ranges, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. There are washer / dryers in all of the apartments.
The apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows in living areas. The two-bedroom apartments have private balconies, as do two of the four one-bedroom plans.
Studio apartments have hardwood floors. The larger apartments have a mix of hardwood flooring and carpeting. Closet space is limited in the studios and about average in the other layouts.
Views. High-floor units at 180 North Jefferson have good views. The prized east views, however, will be curtailed by new office towers under construction and planned just northeast and east of the building.
Amenities, services, policies
180 North Jefferson has a solid amenities package, but doesn’t have a pool.
The building has a sun deck with views of the Loop skyline.
180 North Jefferson has a rooftop fitness room with a half-outdoor hot tub adjacent to the sundeck.
There’s also a resident party room with a pool table, a business center and a library room.
The building has 279 parking spaces in an attached garage.
180 North Jefferson touts itself as pet-friendly and its website reports “several dog parks in walking distance…” For the record, it’s nearly half a mile to the nearest park with a pet-friendly area and the building does not have a dog run.
180 North Jefferson has on-site leasing and management staff, and 24/7 door staff.
180 North Jefferson has a near-Loop West Loop location east of the expressway.
180 North Jefferson has relatively convenient access to full-service grocery stores.
180 North Jefferson is three short blocks from a strip center that includes a new, heavily-reviewed Jewel-Osco, a Radio Shack, a Pet Stuff, a Chase bank branch, a Hair Cuttery, a cleaners and a nail salon.
The French Market at Ogilvie Station is a few short blocks southeast.
The building’s website touts the location as “just steps away from River North and the Magnificent Mile.” Real world: River North and Mag Mile shops are over a mile away from 180 North Jefferson.
Retail shopping near 180 North Jefferson is limited, but the building has decent access to the big-box cluster along Roosevelt Road and to Macy’s and other State Street shops.
The heart of Randolph Street’s restaurant row, boasting some of Chicago’s hottest attractions, is a 7-minute walk from 180 North Jefferson.
180 North Jefferson has poor access to parks and recreational opportunities.
Fulton River Park, four blocks from the building, is the nearest park. It has a pet-friendly area, a playground and a gently-sloped lawn.
Transportation. 180 North Jefferson has excellent access to public transportation.
Zipcar rentals are available at the building.
180 North Jefferson has very quick access to I-90/94 via Randolph St.
You might also consider condos for rent in Fulton River District and West Loop buildings – they’re occasionally available at sharply lower rents than you’ll find in the rental buildings, in part because they don’t offer comparable amenities packages.
See YoChicago’s Guide to renting in Chicago’s Near West neighborhoods and our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments for additional options and tips.
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