Residential Development is Booming in Near North Chicago

Posted by Mike Kravitz on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 11:06am.

Find out about what all the newest buildings in Chicago’s Near North neighborhoods have to offer and which building is the right fit for you!

River North: 2,022 new units
Gold Coast: 865 new units
Streeterville: 490 new units
Old Town: 129 new units

165 W Superior | River North

165 W Superior, also called Exhibit on Superior, is geared towards the artsy and creative. Featuring a clubhouse they call “Howie,” their website boasts, “You’ll find charging stations, work spaces and blazing fast Wi-Fi access.” The building also features a gym that includes your pick of cardio equipment, electronic boxing simulator, and sauna. Exhibit features other attributes common to the River North neighborhood including a 24 hour doorman, private balconies, and in unit washer and dryer. The building is pet friendly (although some restrictions apply) and offers pet owners a gated outdoor dog park, plus a dog spa and lounge! 

640 N Wells | River North

If you consider yourself in between a home body and a party animal, 640 N Wells may be the perfect place for you. The building features amenities such as a club house, a billiard room, rooftop pool, virtual simulation golf room, culinary room, and more, so staying in affords plenty of options! If you venture outdoors it’s near to many of River North’s top entertainment destinations like Sound Bar, plus fine dining like RPM Steak. The structure has studios all the way up to large suites so regardless of your current life-stage, there’s a place for you.

311 W Illinois | River North

311 W Illinois, aka 3eleven, is currently under development. Once finished the building will feature 245 apartments, plus 3,000 square feet of retail space. The building will offer a rooftop lounge, hangout space with fire pits and hammocks, multiple dining areas, a fitness room, and a swimming pool. As the building fills out, residents will have the ability to utilize the retail businesses without having to put on their winter coat in the chillier Chicago months.  

167 W Erie | River North

While this structure isn’t quite complete, it’s projected to be completed this fall. The building will feature 444 rental units, and the building will also be home to multiple commercial spaces. If you work in the 640 North LaSalle office building your commute will be a breeze: there are plans to include a walkway bridge connecting the two! No Chicago traffic sounds like heaven on earth.  

221 W Hubbard | River North

This building is currently under construction and not expected to be complete until December 2017. While some of the details of the building are still uncertain, the location is a block away from the Merchandise Mart which includes a food court, gym, and is where thousands of business men and women go to work everyday. The building itself will also offer business space available for rent to smaller companies, offering 5,000 square feet, plus Brown Bag Seafood has leased footage in the retail space with plans to develop a restaurant. Some other amenities of the building will include a fitness center, rooftop lounge, storage for bikes, and a space for dogs to run around!

676 N LaSalle | River North

The structure at 676 LaSalle was once home to Blue Frog Bar & Grill and is now being flipped into 114 new residential units plus six townhouses. According to the Chicago Architecture website this building’s construction is nearing an end. While what amenities are available is currently unclear, the location has easy access to the expressway, making a commute to multiple sections of the city or the suburbs a bit easier.

750 N Hudson | River North

This new structure features spa-like finishings and sparkling views of the city’s skyscape. Residents will also have their own balconies and in-unit washer and dryer. The residential building, known as The Hudson, will offer amenities such as a rooftop pool, outdoor fire pits, a lounge for game nights, business center, and fitness room with towel service and sauna. The Hudson has a range of layouts, from a one bedroom to a three bedroom penthouse. Currently, the building is accepting applications for potential residents. With the mix of a great location and beautiful interior, it’s sure to fill up quickly!

905 N Orleans | River North

Offering great views of the city, Niche905, has floor plans for one, two, and three bedroom units. You can apply now to become a resident and enjoy features such as a rooftop pool, fire pit, business center, fitness center, Wi-Fi in common areas, and more. Each unit also has its own washer and dryer plus floor to ceiling windows. If you’re a coffee lover like most Chicagoans on the go, the building also has a daily complimentary coffee bar. The building is pet-friendly, so grab your pooch and find your Niche.

1201 N LaSalle | Gold Coast

1201 N LaSalle, also called The Sinclair, is projected to open in the summer of 2017. The Gold Coast neighborhood is considered one of the most desirable areas in all of Chicago due to its close vicinity to the beach, fine dining, downtown, parks, and great luxury shopping. The building is 35 stories tall and contains 390 units. It also boasts the largest private outdoor space in the area, including a dog run, pool, private seating, grilling area, fire pit, and spa. Each unit also offers large windows, in-unit washer and dryer, and stainless steel appliances. Residents of The Sinclair will get to call Jewel Osco their neighbor, making those last minute ingredient runs not nearly as painful. Other amenities include a fitness club, yoga center, cinema and party rooms, plus a resident lounge.

833 N Clark | Gold Coast

Aurélien at 833 N Clark has studios all the way up to three bedrooms available in the heart of the Gold Coast. The building is self-proclaimed refined but relaxed, European style. For the business-minded the building offers conference rooms, and a library. Units have views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan, as well as Whirlpool® stainless steel appliances, and walk-in closets. Each unit also has keyless entry. The building amenities are valet dry-cleaning, parking garage, dog run and pet spa, Wi-Fi in common areas, and self-service package pick up available 24 hours. Not to mention the rooftop pool with large lounging areas, gaming center, and health club/fitness center.

8 East Huron | Gold Coast

Projected to open its doors in the fall of 2017, 8 East Huron is a mixed living space with 102 apartments and almost 3,000 square feet of retail space. Future residents can expect to indulge in similar amenities to many of the other new buildings going up in the Gold Coast, such as a pool, yoga area and fitness center, and resident lounge. 8 East Huron is across the street from Whole Foods so those who call it home will have easy access to fresh food.

220 E Illinois | Streeterville

Standing at 39 stories tall, Optima Signature, aka 220 E Illinois, hasn’t been the center of attention with all the direction being focused on River North developments. The building features 490 units and is surrounded by convenient shopping like Target and Treasure Island, plus unique amenities including a children’s playground, outdoor track, two pools, and a full-sized basketball court. While Optima Signature hasn’t received the attention it deserves, we’re sure it will make a happy home to many of its new tenants.    

1325 N Wells | Old Town

While the new residential building isn’t as large as some of the developments in River North and the Gold Coast, this property will still offer classy amenities including private terraces, in-unit washer and dryer, and modern kitchen. Units will vary in size from 601 to 1,400 square feet. Residents can look forward to a wading pool on the rooftop, fire pit with seating, and an outdoor kitchen. Within the building’s walls, 1325 N Wells will have a fitness center, community room, valet dry cleaning, storage space for your bicycle, and parking that’s heated!  

301 W North | Old Town

This five story building will offer space for 69 units with square feet ranging from 600 to 1,300. The ground floor will function as retail space, while the rooftop will be an amenity space for residents. The location is perfect for any up-and-coming improvisers and comedians, located right next to Second City, Zanies, and about a mile away from iO (formerly Improv Olympics). While units are not yet available, the space is projected to open in the fall of 2017.

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