One East Delaware apartments, 1 E Delaware Pl, River North / Gold Coast


1 E Delaware Pl, Chicago

One East Delaware is a 306-unit, 36-story apartment tower on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods.

The building was completed in 1989, and includes 5 stories of retail and office space in addition to parking.

The original development team included architect James Loewenberg and Loewenberg-Fitch was the architecture firm for the project. The building changed ownership several times and was acquired by Golub in 2016. It has since undergone substantial upgrades to the apartments and the amenities.

The apartments

One East Delaware has a mix of studio, convertible, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

1 E Delaware, Chicago.
1 E Delaware, Chicago.

The apartments are typically more spacious than what you’ll find in newer buildings, and have generously-sized rooms, plank flooring throughout, floor-to-ceiling windows, and in-unit washer / dryers.

1 E Delaware, Chicago.
1 E Delaware, Chicago.

Updated kitchens have stainless-steel appliances, electric ranges, and built-in microwaves and dishwashers. Baths have been stylishly updated.

1 E Delaware, Chicago.

All of the apartments have balconies. Closet space compares favorably with what’s available in the newer buildings.

Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are accessible online.

Views
Views from many of the units are compromised by neighboring buildings. Floor-to-ceiling bay windows take maximum advantage of the views that are available.

Amenities, services, policies

The amenities package at One East Delaware has recently undergone a complete make-over.

Roof Deck, 1 E Delaware, Chicago. Jim Tschetter photo

The landscaped outdoor deck has grilling areas, a variety of seating options and a large-screen TV.

Fitness center, 1 E Delaware, Chicago. Jim Tschetter photo
Fitness center, 1 E Delaware, Chicago. Jim Tschetter photo

The building has a fitness center with cardio- and strength-training equipment, and a 24-hour business center.

1 E Delaware, Chicago. Jim Tschetter photo
1 E Delaware, Chicago. Jim Tschetter photo

The resident lounge has a gaming area, social seating areas, and a bar / dining area.

Leasing, management and maintenance staff are on-site, and the building has 24/7 door staff. Cats and dogs are welcome, subject to limits.

The location

The building has an excellent location on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods.

The Gold Coast is a predominantly residential neighborhood characterized by tree-lined streets and large vintage homes. One East Delaware lies two blocks beyond the southern boundary of what YoChicago and the Gold Coast Neighbors Association define as the Gold Coast.

All that said, neighborhood boundaries in Chicago are fluid. One East Delaware’s immediate area has become more solidly affluent over the years, and many local businesses have come to boast of being in the Gold Coast.

Loyola University’s Water Tower campus is two blocks from the property and Loyola’s new Quinlan School of Business is a block south of it. Northwestern and Lurie Children’s hospitals are a short walk further east.

Shopping. Residents of One East Delaware enjoy unusually convenient access to grocery shopping.

There’s a locally-owned Potash Markets outlet in the building. Five short blocks south is what Whole Foods bills as its “Gold Coast store” despite its River North location.

A number of convenience stores are nearby and Jewel, Plum Market and Target are not far away, as are a number of Walgreens and CVS pharmacies.


The 900 North Michigan shops, anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops, and Water Tower Place are just to the east. Oak Street boutiques are a few blocks to the north.

Dining, nightlife. A block southeast of the building, you’ll see Connors Park, which hosts an Argo Tea outlet.


Head north and you’ll navigate one of the densest, most interesting restaurant clusters in Chicago ringing the triangular-shaped Mariano Park.


Just past Mariano Park is the storied Division Street strip, home to Mothers, the legendary Butch McGuire’s and more than a dozen other establishments.

If you head south from One East Delaware you’ll quickly encounter the thriving River North restaurant and nightlife cluster.

Parks, recreation. Residents of One East Delaware have good access to parks and recreational opportunities.

Washington Square Park is a tranquil oasis a short block west of One East Delaware.

Lake Shore Park, which has a running track, softball fields, tennis courts, a playground and a small field house, is a few blocks east of the building.

The popular Oak Street Beach is within walking distance.

Transportation. Public transportation is excellent. The CTA Red Line stop at Chicago Ave is just over a block south of One East Delaware. A variety of CTA bus routes traverse State St, LaSalle St, Michigan Ave and Chicago Ave, steps from the property.

The location has fairly quick access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid via the Ontario St / Ohio St on / off ramps.

Zipcar car sharing locations are nearby. Taxi and Uber service is available 24/7.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive River North apartment guide.

One East Delaware

Address 1 E Delaware Pl
City Chicago
# of Units 306
Pets Cats and dogs OK, subject to limits
Parking On-site garage
Completed 1989
Management Golub
Website One East Delaware

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