chi-loukas (2) The building in Greektown will be one of the first new, modern buildings in the neighborhood.

CHICAGO—The historic Greektown neighborhood in the West Loop has been known for its brick-and-timber loft spaces, but with the area also becoming an office hub for global companies, developers say it’s time to supply new apartments. Loukas Development recently began construction on The Van Buren, a 12-story boutique mixed-use development at 808 W. Van Buren Ave. It will be one of the first modern, multi-family buildings in the neighborhood.