Apartments in Southtown District Oak Park, IL

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The Community Fabric

As the new gateway to Oak Park’s Southtown, The 801offers high-quality, yet affordable apartments in Oak Park, IL and community-focused corner retail, live-work spaces that connect, complement, and strengthen the dynamic community.


The 801 combines contemporary affordable apartments in Oak Park with outstanding convenience for residents. The environmentally conscious building provides thirty-five well-appointed new studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartment rentals. Two spacious live/work apartments on the first floor provide flexible living and working spaces for local entrepreneurs and small businesses.


Whether going for groceries, a cup of coffee, or a great book, Southtown has everything you need to make your day-to-day life comfortable and convenient


One block from the CTA Blue line and 30 feet from the bus, it is easy to reach your new apartment rental at The 801

For Workers
Who Make Oak Park Work

The 801 apartments and live/work rentals are designed to support those who keep Oak Park running. Slated to open in 2021, the building offers diverse rental options for mid to lower income working households and persons with disabilities.

Quality Features
Affordable Living.

Modern contemporary energy-efficient units

In-unit washer/dryer

9' Ceilings with large windows for great natural light

Top floor lounge and outdoor gathering space

On-site leasing and property management office

A Vibrant

The 801 is located in the Southtown district, a quaint and energetic neighborhood with ample shopping, dining, and easy access to all that Oak Park has to offer. Oak Park’s leafy streets, quality parks, and ample retail and services are just steps away.

Everything you need.

Walking distance to the grocery store and boutique shops

Wonderful parks and highly rated schools nearby

Experience Oak Park’s rich architectural heritage

Numerous restaurants and cafés nearby

Exciting community activities all year long

Simplifying Work Life

The 801 gives you the work/life balance you need with quick and convenient access to all of Oak Park and beyond. Get to work fast by bike, hop on the blue line a block away, or catch the bus down the block. Staying close to home? Available live/work apartments and great retail space add to the energetic vibe of the Southtown district.

Getting Things Done

Designed especially for commuters and worker

Available spacious on-site live/work apartments for entrepreneurs

High visibility corner retail space

One block to the Blue Line L station

Get to work quickly via the PACE Bus stop on the block


What is The 801?

The 801, located at 801 Van Buren Street, is the newest addition to the Southtown community of Oak Park, slated to open in 2021. The transit-oriented development consists of 37 high-quality apartments above two live/work rentals and approximately 1,000 square feet of commercial retail space. It is a signature apartment building on a key community retail block in one of Oak Park’s vibrant neighborhoods and is designed to complement the rich amenities in the surrounding area.

What type of apartments are available to rent?

The 801 offers a variety of affordable Oak Park rentals, including 3 studios, 30 one-bedrooms, 2 two-bedrooms, and 2 live/work units

Who can live at The 801?

The 801 is intended to provide high-quality affordable housing at an excellent location for Oak Park’s workforce. One of the live/work units on the ground floor will have an artist preference with an income restriction for those making up to 60% of the Area Median Income while the other will be leased at market rate. Start your rental application today!

What is the application process?

The 801 is made possible with financing that encourages affordable housing. As a result, household income limitations do apply. If an applicant intends to qualify for a unit, the applicant will be required to provide financial information evidencing household income. The applicant must demonstrate a financial ability to pay his/her monthly contribution toward the rent of the unit. Property Management will verify the amount and source of the applicant’s income, assets, and expenses. The credit, criminal and eviction records of the applicant will be obtained through accrediting reporting agency with services fees payable by the applicant. Start your rental application today

Are there income restrictions?

The below income guidelines apply to all residents living in income-restricted apartments. They reflect the current maximum amounts of household income for residents of income-restricted units and are updated annually. (We do expect the guidelines to change as The 801 nears completion.) If the applicant’s household income exceeds these guidelines, they are not eligible to live in an income-restricted unit. The 801 is legally responsible to ensure that all residents that qualify for the income-restricted units conform to the guidelines at the time of move-in and annually thereafter. Be part of The 801 and apply online today!


Maximum Gross Income Limits

As of April 24, 2019

Household Size Income Limit

1 Person $18,720 – $37,440

2 Persons $21,390 – $42,780

3 Persons $24,060 – $48,120

4 Persons $26,730 – $53,460