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Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Cooper at Southbank

Developed and constructed by Lendlease, The Cooper is the first of several high-rises that make up the Southbank neighborhood located on the South Branch of the Chicago River.

At 29-stories tall, The Cooper offers stunning panoramic views of the lake and downtown.

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Project at a glance

The Cooper at Southbank

Lendlease with Equity Partner, Aware Super

Chicago, Illinois, United States


550,000 square feet

Investments, Development, Construction


Project outcome

The building is composed of 452 rental units, including 26 townhomes, along with parking and retail space.

The units range from a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three- bedrooms, townhome and penthouse living options. The 26 townhomes line the base of the building and have direct access from Southbank Park, a two-acre public park with lush landscaping and meandering walkways that lead down to the riverfront. All units feature solid-core entry doors, wood flooring in living spaces and bedrooms, tile flooring in bathrooms and en suite washers/dryers. The kitchens offer wood veneer cabinets, stone countertops and stainless-steel appliances.

Located on the ground floor are the building's residential lobby, mailroom, loading dock, utility entrances and mechanical/electrical facilities. The building also offers five levels of parking to accommodate 230 vehicles.

The Cooper achieved LEED Gold, ENERGY STAR and FitWel 1-Star certifications.