Marquette Companies has announced the completion and grand opening of The Lydian, a 22-story, 279-unit apartment building at 513 S. Damen, in the Illinois Medical District, approximately 2 miles west of Chicago’s Loop.

The Lydian Grand OpeninMarquette Companies

Located west of Ogden Avenue and south of the Interstate 290/Eisenhower Expressway, The Lydian is the second building constructed in a three-phase development by Marquette Companies, representing a significant step in revitalizing the neighborhood. The firm completed the first phase in 2021, with the opening of the 18-story, 272-unit Atrio, an apartment renovation located adjacent to The Lydian. Plans for the third phase are not yet finalized.

513 S. Damen Ave (right)Brininstool + Lynch/Park Fowler Plus

"The completion of The Lydian is an exciting milestone for the Illinois Medical District," said Nick Ryan, executive chairman of Marquette Companies. "This property not only provides much-needed housing options for the community but it also sets a new standard for luxury apartment living in the area. The Lydian's modern design and extensive suite of high-end, on-site amenities truly sets it apart from any nearby communities. Life at The Lydian focuses on convenience, wellness and a worry-free living experience."

The Lydian Lounge and Rooftop ViewsMarquette Companies

Professionally managed by Marquette Management, The Lydian opened for occupancy in January and is currently in lease up, with approximately 42% of the residences leased and 15% occupied.

The Lydian Apartment ModelMarquette Companies

The Lydian offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with one to two baths, which feature modern and stylish finishes such wood plank flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, kitchen islands and in-unit washer/dryer. Apartments measure from 446 to 1,234 square feet, and monthly rents start from the $1,900s.

513 S. Damen Ave (left)Brininstool + Lynch/Park Fowler Plus

The Lydian’s design aesthetic offers a coastal vibe with light, natural wood textures and ocean-inspired colors. The property features a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, yoga studio, pet spa, sundeck, outdoor pool and rooftop lounge with stunning views of the city. Built to Green Globe Initiative certification standards, the property showcases Marquette Companies' commitment to sustainable building practices.

513 S. Damen Ave (left)Brininstool + Lynch/Park Fowler Plus

The Lydian is in proximity to some of Chicago’s top medical facilities and employers, including RUSH Medical Center, John H. Stroger Hospital and University of Illinois College of Medicine, as well as numerous restaurants and coffee shops. Residents will have easy access to the CTA Blue Line and Interstate 290. Directly across I-290 from the community is the United Center and Malcolm X College.

For more information about The Lydian, call (872) 216-3950 or visit The Lydian’s leasing office, located at 513 S. Damen Ave., in Chicago, is open daily.

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