Lendlease & Magellan Welcome Residents to Cascade in Chicago
Lendlease, along with co-developer Magellan Development Group, announced that the first residents have moved into Cascade, a 37-story, 503-unit luxury apartment tower at 455 E. Waterside Drive in Chicago’s Lakeshore East neighborhood. The opening coincides with the completion of Cascade Park, the adjacent 0.8-acre, publicly accessible green space that connects the property to Lake Michigan and the Lakefront Trail.
Designed by bKL Architecture, Cascade offers studio to three-bedroom floor plans ranging from 509 to 1,332 square feet. Monthly rents start at $1,850 for studios, $2,125 for one-bedrooms, $3,550 for two-bedrooms and $5,750 for three-bedrooms.
Among the upscale finishes throughout the units are 9-foot ceilings; wide-plank flooring; expansive floor-to-ceiling windows looking out onto Lake Michigan, Cascade Park and the downtown skyline; modern kitchens with European-style cabinetry, quartz countertops and integrated Bosch appliances; solid wood core doors; and in-unit laundry. The spa-inspired Daltile baths feature chrome Hansgrohe and Kohler fixtures and frameless glass showers. Some floor plans also include private balconies.
More than 45,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenity space serves as an extension of the residences at Cascade. The building’s 32nd-floor Lakefront Terrace offers unobstructed views of Navy Pier and Lake Michigan. Adjacent offerings include a TV lounge with chef’s kitchen, private catering accommodations and a study corner with private work pods.
Anchoring the building’s podium-level amenities is the Conservatory, a plant-filled retreat overlooking Cascade Park that offers residents a year-round connection to nature. Its biophilic design is reflected in floor-to-ceiling windows that allow sunlight to filter into the space, as well as through the use of earth tones and natural materials like end grain wood flooring, black polished pebbles and stone garden beds whose placement creates intimate seating nooks.
Other amenities within the podium include a lake-facing fitness center, strength studio, motion studio, massage and salon rooms, a 25-yard indoor lap pool with adjacent hydrotherapy pool and locker areas with steam rooms. Residents have access to several lounges for social functions and remote work; a screening room; golf and sports simulator; game room with shuffleboard table, TVs and a pool table; a fully stocked maker space and family-friendly spaces such as a children’s playroom and splash pad adjacent to the indoor pool. A jam room is acoustically treated to optimize sound quality and will offer shared instruments including a drum set and keyboard. The community-building orientation of the amenities will be enhanced with resident events.
Residents can enjoy the lake-facing, resort-style outdoor pool surrounded by cabanas and lounge seating. An adjacent tiered sunning lawn features hammocks, grilling stations, a fire pit, herb garden and seating areas. Additional outdoor amenities include public art, an indoor and outdoor dog park, and pet spa — all in addition to the 0.8-acre Cascade Park, designed by Claude Cormier + Associés, whose design was implemented by Confluence.