Lendlease Development and Magellan Development Group Launch Pre-Sales at Cirrus in Chicago’s Lakeshore East

  • 22 Apr 2019
Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, along with co-developer Magellan Development Group, today announced pre-sales will start this week for Cirrus, a 47-story, 363-unit luxury condominium tower at 211 N. Harbor Drive, along Chicago’s lakefront in the Lakeshore East community. Scheduled to begin construction this summer, with first deliveries in fall 2021, Cirrus is part of a three-tower addition that represents one of the final phases of the Lakeshore East master plan.

“With Cirrus, we’ve worked with our partners to carefully design a tower that complements this idyllic site at the prominent juncture of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River,” said Tom Weeks, executive general manager of development at Lendlease. “In addition to being thoughtfully placed to maximize views of the lake, river, skyline and adjacent Cascade Park — a public green space for the entire neighborhood — Cirrus fills a void in the new-construction condo market with a range of floor plans and price points that presents a unique opportunity for the downtown buyer, especially in such a prominent location.”

Buyers can choose from one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom condos, as well as two townhome residences at ground level and 15 penthouse residences – including one duplex – located on floors 42-47. Units will range in size from 650 to over 3,000 square feet and be priced from the mid-$400,000s to over $4 million. 

All residences will showcase one of two curated finish palettes with several alternate options available. 9-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows highlight the panoramic views. 

Kitchens will be outfitted with Snaidero cabinetry; quartzite countertops; tile backsplashes; Gaggenau wall ovens, speed ovens and gas cooktops; Bosch built-in recirculating hoods; Gaggenau integrated refrigerators; Bosch integrated dishwashers; Dornbracht faucets; and Franke stainless steel undermount sinks with disposal.

Baths will also feature Snaidero cabinetry, quartzite countertops and Dornbracht faucets, as well as walk-in showers with niches and frameless glass doors. 

Cirrus residents will enjoy 48,000 square feet of exclusive amenities. In the lobby, residents will have access to a 24-hour concierge and lounge with an open, circular fireplace. An adjacent outdoor pool deck will include seating, cabanas and a glass surround overlooking Lake Michigan. Other amenities include an indoor pool lounge, private workspaces, conference rooms, a social lounge with fireplace, conservatory overlooking the adjacent park, dry-cleaning lockers and a package room. Additional owner amenities will be located on the 41st floor, including a wine cellar with tasting room, separate show and prep kitchens with a dining area and chef’s corner lounge, and an east-facing outdoor terrace with barbeque and fire pit.

Cirrus will share additional amenities with Cascade, an adjacent 37-story, 503-unit apartment tower that will break ground simultaneously and be developed by the same partners. These common areas, which will be located in a shared podium, include a 25-yard indoor lap pool, heat therapy pool and splash pad; children’s playroom; fitness center with adjacent yoga/spin studio, HIIT training area and locker rooms; massage and steam rooms; game room with golf simulator and billiards; screening room; shop space; music room; multi-purpose community room; dog-washing station; and indoor dog run. 

Outdoors, all residents will enjoy access to Cascade Park, a public, 0.8-acre green space that provides an activated connection to the lakefront and Riverwalk. Designed by internationally renowned Claude Cormier + Associés, the park will include lush landscaping, passive wellness features, meandering pathways, outdoor living rooms for recreational use, terrace seating and a public dog park.

Cirrus will include deeded, below-grade parking spaces, accessed via Harbor Drive, lower Randolph and lower Wacker and housed in the podium shared with Cascade and, eventually, a third residential tower. All three high-rises, which feature curvilinear metal and glass towers positioned to reflect the water and sky, are designed by Chicago-based bKL Architecture.

“Amenities for Cirrus and Cascade were holistically designed, in the spirit of the Lakeshore East community, to provide opportunities for an active urban lifestyle,” said Sean Linnane, executive vice president for Magellan Development Group. “The beauty of Lakeshore East is that it offers unparalleled access to downtown, including Chicago’s two waterfronts, in an intimate neighborhood setting.”

To date, Magellan Development Group has completed 10 large-scale residential and mixed-use projects in the Lakeshore East master plan, as well as the approximately 5-acre Lakeshore East Park. The three new towers mark the first time Lendlease and Magellan have partnered as co-developers.

“With the start of Cirrus and Cascade, we’re one step closer to realizing the completion of the Lakeshore East master plan, which has been under development for the past 20 years,” added Linnane. “And, we’re proud to have assembled the right team to execute this bold capstone to one of Chicago’s largest and most transformative residential developments.”

In addition to the Lakeshore East towers, Lendlease recently developed The Cooper at Southbank, a 452-unit tower in Chicago’s South Loop that is the first of several planned towers within Southbank, the firm’s new neighborhood development along the South Branch of the Chicago River. That project includes two public amenities – the 2.5-acre Southbank Park and an extension of the Riverwalk – both of which are scheduled to open this year. In the West Loop, Lendlease along with The John Buck Company and Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation are developing 845 West Madison, a 586-unit mixed-use development on a city full block across from Mary Bartelme Park. 

For more information on Cirrus, visit or call (312) 469-8090. 

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