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The Cooper Southbank, a 29-story, 452-unit apartment tower at 720 S Wells St in the South Loop, welcomed its first residents in the summer of 2018.
The Cooper is the first building in the Southbank development. When complete, Southbank will include a park along the south branch of the Chicago River, 1,000s of apartments and condos, and a retail concourse.
Lendlease is the developer and general contractor for The Cooper, and Perkins+Will is the architecture firm.
The Cooper has studio to 3-bedroom apartments and townhomes. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.
The apartments have plank flooring throughout and floor-to-ceiling windows with roller blinds.
Kitchens have quartz counters, duotone cabinetry, and a stainless-steel appliance package that includes a gas range, dishwasher and built-in microwave. All of the apartments have in-unit washer / dryers.
A number of the units have balconies and penthouse units have large terraces.
Views. North and west-facing units at The Cooper will have dramatic views of the Willis Tower and the Loop skyline.
Amenities, services, policies
The Cooper has an extensive and innovative amenities package.
The Cooper has a landscaped pool deck that wraps around the south and west sides of the building.
There’s also a rooftop lounge and terrace, a demonstration kitchen, a fitness center, co-working space, a music room, a spa and resident lounge and gaming areas.
The Cooper is one of the closer-to-the-Loop buildings in the South Loop.
The Cooper has good proximity to the Willis Tower, the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Board of Trade and other offices in the Loop.
Shopping. The Cooper does not have optimal access to a major grocery store, but delivery is available from nearby Mariano’s, Whole Foods and Jewel-Osco groceries.
There’s a convenience store next door at the River City condominium, and additional convenience stores several blocks away, including South Loop Market and Urban Pantry.
The most convenient retail clusters for The Cooper residents will be the State Street shops and the Shops at Roosevelt Collection.
Dining and nightlife venues are a few short blocks away.
Cactus Bar & Grill, two-and-a-half blocks north of The Cooper, is a lively scene when the weather is warm. O’Neil’s on Wells, across the street from Cactus, draws a drinking crowd. Tutto Italiano, a block-and-a-half north of The Cooper, is a local favorite for moderately-priced Italian fare.
Once you reach Van Buren St you can head in any direction and find dozens of fast food options and bars and restaurants that cater primarily to Loop workers.
Parks, recreation. The Cooper will have steps-to access to the riverfront park at Southbank.
Transportation. The location has good access to public transportation.
The nearest CTA train stop is a Blue Line station at LaSalle and Congress, a 5-minute walk from The Cooper. Other nearby CTA stops are at LaSalle and Van Buren and Quincy and Wells, each an 8-minute walk from the building.
The nearest CTA bus routes are several blocks from the building.
Metra’s LaSalle Street Station is near the building and provides access to Chicago’s south side and southern suburbs.
Expressway access is one of The Cooper’s strengths relative to its competitors. I-90/94 and I-290 can be reached very quickly via Wells Street.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive South Loop apartment guide.