Alta Roosevelt, 801 S Financial Pl, South Loop

Alta Roosevelt is a 496-unit, 33-story rental high-rise being built along the Metra Tracks in the South Loop.

Atlanta-based Wood Partners is the developer and Pappageorge Hayes Partners is the architect.

The apartments

Details of the unit breakout and finishes have not been released yet. Expect Alta Roosevelt to have a similar level of finishes as other newer buildings.

Views. Since there are no high-rise buildings within a block of the building, Alta Roosevelt will have good views of the Loop and the South Loop skyline.

Amenities, services, policies

The amenities package for Alta Roosevelt has not been released, but preliminary renderings show a fourth-floor pool and deck.

The building will include 348 parking spaces.

The location

Alta Roosevelt is one of the closer-to-the-Loop buildings in the South Loop.

Alta Roosevelt has good proximity to the Willis Tower, the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Board of Trade and other financial trading institutions in the Loop.

It’s just three blocks west of the Printers Row neighborhood and within walking distance of a number of local colleges and universities.

Shopping. Alta Roosevelt has decent access to grocery stores.

The nearest major grocery is Target, four-tenths of a mile south east of Alta Roosevelt along a highly-trafficked stretch of Clark St.

The building is also within a mile of Trader Joe’s and Jewel Osco, which are located on south east of the building on Roosevelt Rd.

There are several decent convenience stores several blocks away, including Urban Pantry.

The most convenient retail cluster for Alta Roosevelt residents will be the Shops at Roosevelt Collection, a few blocks south on Roosevelt.

There’s a large and growing cluster of big-box shops just west of the river along Roosevelt Rd, and State Street shops are easily accessible by CTA train.

Dining, nightlife.

There are a number of friendly, neighborhood-oriented spots near Alta Roosevelt.

A Japanese restaurant, Umai, and local favorite for burgers, Blackie’s, are three blocks east of Alta Roosevelt.

Other Printers Row venues that merit a visit include Flaco’s Tacos, Hackney’s, Kasey’s Tavern and Bar Louie.

There’s a fast food strip a few blocks east of the building in Columbia College’s Dwight Lofts building, with Dunkin Donuts, Subway and Pat’s Pizza.

Lou Malnati’s and Pauly’s Pizzeria are half a mile east on State St.

Jazz Showcase serves up live music seven nights a week and at a Sunday matinee at Dearborn Station, a short stroll east of Alta Roosevelt.

Parks, recreation. Alta Roosevelt has relatively poor access to public parks and outdoor recreational opportunities.

There’s a large stretch of vacant land along the river across Wells St a block away from Alta Roosevelt, and the southern part of it has become popular with dog owners.

Transportation. Public transportation from the location is good.

Metra’s LaSalle Street Station is a block north of the building and provides access to Chicago’s south side and southern suburbs.

The nearest CTA train stops are a Blue Line station at LaSalle and Congress and a Red Line Stop at Harrison, both a 7-minute walk from Alta Roosevelt. Other nearby stops are at LaSalle and Van Buren and Quincy and Wells, each a 10-minute walk from the building.

A wide variety of CTA bus routes criss-cross the area, with stops within a few blocks of the building.

Taxi service is sporadic at the location. Enterprise CarShare and Zipcar car sharing locations are nearby.

Expressway access is excellentI-90/94 and I-290 can be reached very quickly via Congress Pkwy.

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 comprehensive South Loop apartment guide.

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Alta Roosevelt

Address 801 S Financial Pl
City Chicago
# of Units 496
Parking 348 covered parking spaces

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  • JND 1 year

    Wow! You should do a little more research and maybe go to the actual site of this new building to see what is available nearby before printing a story like this. There is a Target within a few blocks and Mariano’s a little farther than that which both sell groceries, lots of restaurants and bars on Clark, Dearborn and State, all within a couple of blocks of this new building, and Whole Foods, Jewel and other retail on Roosevelt and Canal. The South Loop has a LOT to offer. If I was the developer of this building, I would not be happy at all with this poorly researched, negative article about the neighborhood they are developing in. Open your eyes!!

    • JND, I have taken your suggestions into account and will be updating the review today.

      • John Caruso 1 year

        You might also want to update the “Parks, recreation” section. As AMLI Lofts is only a block east from here, I would think what you wrote for them applies equally (i.e., Grant Park half a mile east, Dearborn Park, and Roosevelt Park tennis courts in vicinity.

        • AMLI Lofts is two blocks east, on the other side of the tracks.

          This section will be updated as this project nears completion and the RiverLine development, which will include river access, progresses. The area is poised for fairly rapid change.