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Construction began in the spring of 2013 and occupancy started the fall of 2014.
The Madison has a mix of convertible, one- and two-bedroom floor plans. There are 8 studios, 152 one-bedrooms and 56 two-bedroom apartments.Floor plans and near real-time availability are accessible online.
Units feature 9-foot ceilings, central air, in-unit washers / dryers, plank floors, track lighting and window treatments. Some units include private balconies.
Kitchens include Quartz countertops, GE® stainless steel appliances, Leedo® cabinets, gas ranges, dishwashers and built-in microwaves. Some units have a breakfast bar.
Bathrooms in the units have deep soaking bathtubs, ceramic tile and marble countertops.
Views. Most of the surrounding development doesn’t rise above 4- or 5-stories in height, so upper-floor units at The Madison enjoy striking views of the downtown skyline.
Amenities, services, policies
The Madison has a ninth floor amenities level which includes a sundeck with pool, hot tub, grills, a fire pit and lounge seating areas.
There is a resident lounge adjacent to the deck with billiards, TVs and a catering kitchen with bar.
A fitness center with cardio and weight training equipment is also located on this level.
The second floor features a landscaped courtyard with seating areas, grills and a fenced-in dog park with grooming area.
The building lobby includes a complimentary coffee bar and lounge seating areas with Wi-Fi, TVs and a fireplace.
The Madison is pet-friendly, includes on-site maintenance and leasing and offers bike storage. The building has 227 on-site parking spaces, an unusually high number for a 216-unit building. Street-level parking in the area is very scarce at most times, and parking is in high demand.
The Madison is located on a pedestrian-friendly stretch of Madison Street lined with low-rise buildings, bars, restaurants and local service establishments. It’s a pleasant environment with a neighborhood feel.
Shopping. Residents at The Madison have a good variety of grocery shopping options. There’s a Target four blocks from the building.
The Mariano’s a half-mile east of The Madison has been generating a lot of positive buzz and drawing crowds to a large selection of prepared foods and craft beers. Jewel-Osco and Whole Foods also have locations nearby.
Dining, nightlife. The West Loop is an almost indescribably-rich dining and nightlife venue. The thriving Randolph Street restaurant corridor is a few blocks north and Greektown is a few blocks east.
The venues that West Loopers come to love often lie beyond those well-known destination strips. Residents at The Madison won’t need to venture more than a block to hang out at Third Rail Tavern or The CrossRoads.
Parks, recreation. The location has good proximity to public parks and recreational opportunities.
The more than 7-acre Skinner Park, two blocks from the property, has a children’s playground, baseball fields, basketball courts, an athletic field for football or soccer and hosts popular events including Movies in the Parks.
Mary Bartelme Park, a few blocks east, is a neighborhood favorite for kids and dogs.
Hockey players will enjoy the close proximity to Johnny’s IceHouse East, a 4-minute walk west on Madison St.
Transportation. Public transportation is excellent. The Madison is a short walk from the new CTA Pink and Green Line stop at Morgan.
The nearby Racine Blue Line stop reaches O’Hare airport in about 50 minutes.
A number of CTA bus routes serve the area and several stop outside the building on Madison.
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 West Loop apartment guide.
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