Located between South Wells Street and the Chicago River and spanning from Harrison to Roosevelt Streets, Riverline features ten new buildings containing approximately 3,600 homes. Our landscape vision for this 14-acre site includes a ½ mile boardwalk along the Chicago River’s south branch and close to four acres of open green space. Residents will be drawn to Riverline for its regeneration, community connection, city lifestyle, and sense of place that this new Chicago community will offer. Drawing from the site and the history of the Chicago River, the project brings the river to its pre-industrialized natural glory. Wetlands and native ecosystems connect people with nature in an urban center. Riverline provides a “backyard” to thousands of new residents as a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, giving a new habitat to wildlife, fish, migratory birds and butterflies.
Riverline is a joint venture of CMK Companies, Ltd., Lendlease, and Perkins+Will. (Renderings courtesy of Perkins+Will)