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The Van Buren is a 33-story, 148-unit apartment tower at 808 W Van Buren St in the Greektown part of the West Loop. The property includes a parking garage and ground-level retail space.
The developer was Loukas Development and the architect was bKL Architecture.
The Van Buren has a mix of studio, one-, and 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.
The apartments have high ceilings, large windows, wide plank flooring throughout, walk-in closets, Nest thermostats, keyless entry, and in-unit washer / dryers.
Kitchens feature quartz countertops, ample cabinetry with 42-inch upper cabinets, stainless steel appliances, gas stoves and glass tile backsplashes. Baths have upscale finishes.
Views. The Van Buren’s location and its orientation on a north – south axis affords a majority of the units excellent views of the Loop skyline.
Amenities, services, policies
The Van Buren is a full-amenity building.
The rooftop sundeck has a pool with private cabanas, and a landscaped seating area with grills and fire pits.
There’s a fitness center with cardio- and strength-training equipment, and a separate yoga studio.
The resident lounge / party room is adjacent to the pool deck and has multiple seating areas and TVs, a catering kitchen, and a fireplace. There are quiet meeting / study areas adjoining the lounge.
The Van Buren is smoke-free and pet-friendly (subject to limits). The Van Buren has on-site leasing and management staff, and door staff.
The Van Buren’s West Loop location is in the Greektown neighborhood. It’s within easy walking distance of Loop offices, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Randolph Street’s fabled restaurant row.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a just south of The Van Buren.
Shopping. The Van Buren is three short blocks from the popular Mariano’s on Halsted St, and within a few blocks of a Whole Foods, Jewel-Osco, and the French Market at metramarket.
Dining. There are dozens of restaurants within a few blocks’ radius of The Van Buren, and many more in nearby Loop and Fulton River District locations.
Greek Islands is just over a block north of The Van Buren. The popular Meli Café and Artopolis Bakery are around the corner. A Jimmy John’s is next door to the building. Many residents are likely to avail themselves of the seemingly endless array of take-out options at the nearby Mariano’s.
Parks, recreation. The Van Buren is three short blocks southeast of the new Mary Bartelme Park at Adams and Peoria. Heritage Green, a few blocks to the northeast, is a one-acre passive green space that offers little in the way of recreational opportunities.
Transportation. The Van Buren is near the western edge of I-90/94 and has excellent access to the city’s expressway grid. Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center and Union Station are easily within walking distance.
A number of CTA bus lines criss-cross the area.
The UIC-Halsted Stop on the CTA’s Blue Line, just steps from the building, provides access to points west, to the Loop, to O’Hare Airport and connections to other CTA train lines.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive West Loop apartment guide.
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