Modern apartment building interior with rug and chairs.

The Lydian interior

Marquette Cos. has opened The Lydian, a 279-unit luxury apartment tower located at 513 S. Damen Ave. in Chicago’s Illinois Medical District. Rising 22 stories, The Lydian is the second building constructed in a three-phase development by Marquette Cos. The firm completed the first phase in 2021 with the 18-story, 272-unit Atrio.

Managed by Marquette Management, The Lydian is currently 42 percent leased. Units measure from 446 to 1,234 square feet, and monthly rents start around $1,900. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, yoga studio, pet spa, sundeck, outdoor pool and rooftop lounge.

Marquette says it selected the name The Lydian because it is a type of yellow Mediterranean flower; it reflects the natural finishes and elements in some of the interiors; and it sounds like a destination or congregating spot.