Southbank development. Rendering by Perkins + Will
Developed and constructed by Lendlease, Southbank is a new neighborhood development located on the South Branch of the Chicago River.
The Southbank neighborhood is zoned to offer as many as circa 2,000 units across several high rises surrounding a two-acre public park. The two-acre park will feature lush landscaping and meandering walkways that lead down to the riverfront, a natural stone amphitheater for small public events and concerts, and a viewing platform showcasing the river and surrounding cityscape. The park will also include a kayak launch and proposed water taxi stop on the southern end of the site, providing the South Loop with a new connection to the city’s vibrant downtown.
Southbank Market will feature local retailers such as coffee roasters, local restaurants and temporary pop-up retail creating a vibrant experience for residents and guests. The neighborhood is within walking distance from The Loop, lakefront and several CTA stops, offering easy access to the city’s parks, trails and museums.
Southbank, as a brand, is about celebrating artists and designers by showcasing their work within first-class buildings and public spaces for the neighborhood. It will be a neighborhood destination within the South Loop that is reflective of the area’s eclectic roots, paying particular attention to the artistic past of nearby Printer’s Row.