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Catalyst Chicago

123 N Desplaines St, Chicago, IL - West Loop Gate

13 Apartment Floorplans for Rent

Overall rating of 4.4 / 5 based on 12 renter reviews

Total Reviews



4.4 / 5

Feb 2016

Love it.

What did you like most?

Apartment layouts, amenities

Dec 2015

Love living here for the location, but the price sometimes isn't worth it. Management isn't always particularly respectful, but the door & maintenance staff are absolutely lovely.

Oct 2015

Building is nice. Some features aren't always available. Building staff is ok but they don't go out of their way to make you feel at home.

Catalyst Chicago Overview and Highlights


Catalyst Chicago is a rental apartment in West Loop Gate.


123 N Desplaines St, Chicago IL

What Occupants Love

Well maintained. Excellent restaurant scene/dining options. Doormen/superintendents go above and beyond. Great shower pressure.

What Occupants Love Less

Rents are pricey even by West Loop standards. Less than expansive gym offering. Occasional issues with internet/Wi-Fi connectivity. Building isn’t overly social.

Year Built


Building Type



Cats Allowed
Dogs Allowed
Fitness Center
Outdoor Pool
Storage Room

Near Catalyst Chicago


Do you need easy access to the suburbs but want to live in the city? Check out the West Loop Gate neighborhood for easy access to Metra trains at Ogilvie Station. Residents live in a mix of mid-rise lofts and high-rise buildings, and many take advantage of their balconies in the summer.

West Loop Gate is located between The Loop and West Loop, just east of the I-90/94 Highways. It’s a transit-oriented neighborhood and is considered a transportation hub for downtown Chicago. It’s also extremely walkable and bikeable, meaning a car is not necessary.

Nearest Grocery Store

Whole Foods (4-minute walk)

Nearest Convenience Store

CVS (3-minute walk)

Nearest Public Transportation

Brown/Purple/Pink/Orange Line - Quincy/Wells (4-min walk)

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