Exterior Work Progresses on Topped-Out 808 N Wells Street in Near North Side

AMLI 808808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Rendering by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and NORR

Exterior work is rapidly underway on the recently topped-out 17-story 808 N Wells Street, known as AMLI 808, in Near North Side. Developed by AMLI, the mixed-use project will include retail space at the ground level and 318 residences above, according to most recent construction permits issued this past spring. The most recent zoning amendment also shows that the tower will stand 225 feet in height. AMLI has not yet listed pricing and availability.

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808)

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Rendering by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and NORR

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808)

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Rendering by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and NORR

Additional features within the tower include a fitness center spanning multiple floors, a juice/coffee bar, a zen lounge, and a library. Parking includes 16 spaces at ground level, behind the 4,700 square feet of retail. Bike storage will also be available to residents.

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Photo by Jack Crawford

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Photo by Jack Crawford

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Photo by Jack Crawford

Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and NORR, the structure’s massing is set back slightly at the sixth floor, creating a subtle tapering effect. The exterior varies between a brick facade below the setback, while the above floors integrate a curtain wall of floor-to-ceiling glass for residents. A smaller pre-existing structure, which housed a sales office for the former developer, has also been integrated into the superstructure.

The property sits at the corner of N Wells Street and W Chicago Avenue. Major nearby points of interest include the Moody Bible Institute on the adjacent block, as well as the 2.9-acre Washington Square Park a seven-minute walk northeast.

Nearby CTA bus access includes W Chicago Avenue’s Route 66, with stops located a block west and east of the property. North and southbound Routes 157 and 37 can also be found in close proximity, within stops along N Orleans Street and N LaSalle Drive, respectively.

Tenants will also be able to find the CTA L in the near vicinity, with the Brown and Purple Lines’ Chicago station less than a minute walk west. The Red Line is also easily available via a second Chicago station that’s located five blocks east.

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808)

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Photo by Jack Crawford

808 N Wells Street (AMLI 808). Photo by Jack Crawford

Walsh Construction is serving as the general contractor for the project, with a construction cost north of $25 million as reported across two filed permits. A completion date and move-ins are expected for next spring.

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