There is no disputing the magic of the City of Chicago, with its beautiful setting on Lake Michigan, iconic buildings, world-class entertainment, shopping and eateries. For those who work in the city and delight in the excitement of urban living, new opportunities exist in luxurious rental buildings that offer exceptional levels of amenities.

Residents of these new downtown buildings can walk to attractions such as the Riverwalk, Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile and the theater district as well as being close to Navy Pier and the lakefront. In addition, building amenities enable residents to have every convenience right at home.

Optima Signature, set in a walkable Streeterville location at 220 E. Illinois St., is an architecturally distinctive building designed by David Hovey, internationally known, award-winning architect. The 57-story building includes 490 apartments, extensive recreational amenities, office and retail space, providing a complete work-live-play environment. Apartments include studios, convertibles, one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences as well as two penthouses.

“Optima Signature appeals to everyone from professional singles and couples who work downtown to newlyweds, families with children and active adults who want to move back to the city or who travel frequently and spend winters in the south,” says Tara Hovey, president and chief operating officer of Optima, Inc. “Two of our most popular units are the convertible apartments and the three-bedroom, two-bath residences, suggesting the variety of people that are choosing Optima Signature. In addition, the building is located on a quiet street with a residential feel and a landscaped entry plaza, yet it is just a block off Michigan Avenue and has a 97 percent walkability rating.”

The building includes 1.5 acres of resort-style amenities on four floors. These include indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool spas, sundeck terraces with fireside lounges, private dining areas, cabanas, grills, firepits, bars and television sets. Wellness facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, WELLBEATStm virtual workout studio, yoga studio, saunas and steam rooms. Athletic facilities include a golf simulator, putting green, basketball, squash and bocce courts.

Entertaining opportunities include a large party room, showcase kitchen and theater room as well as a café and library. Indoor and outdoor play areas are provided for children, and indoor and outdoor dog parks plus grooming facilities are also included. A wide range of technological amenities are included, and other conveniences include a 24-hour doorman, on-site dry cleaning, bike storage with self-repair zone, car wash station, dedicated resident parking and 24/7 package lockers. Optima Signature includes 44,000 square feet of office space, 14,200 square feet of retail space and in-building access to popular Whole Foods, located in an adjacent building. A veterinary clinic is among the retail services.

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