Onni Group‘s 41-story residential tower, known as The Grand, is wrapping up its remaining exterior touches at 369 W Grand Avenue in River North. At 449 feet tall, The Grand ranks 19th in YIMBY’s end-of-year countdown for tallest new developments.
The Vancouver-based developer has planned 356 apartment units within the 532,000-square-foot project. Issued construction permits show additional space including 11,500 square feet of ground-level retail, on-site parking for 253 vehicles, parking for 125 bikes, and extensive amenity space. These amenities primarily occupy the sixth floor with a vast outdoor terrace complete with a pool, cabanas, and a dog park.
Brininstool + Lynch is the project architect, whose design includes a subtle masonry facade across the base. For the tower portion, a textured glass curtain wall is broken up by recessed balconies that span its full height. The architecture also expresses its structural columns throughout the exterior, most noticeably via large openings crowning the top.
The project location lies just north of the Chicago River’s confluence, less than an eight-minute walk from the Riverwalk. Meanwhile, Ward (A. Montgomery) Park lies within a five-minute walk northwest. Public transit includes north and southbound stops for buses 37 and 125, located at the adjacent intersection of Orleans & Grand. One block east at Grand & Franklin are east and westbound stops for Route 65. For the CTA L, Merchandise Mart station can be found a seven-minute walk to the southeast, with service for the Brown and Purple Lines.
Onni Group has also served as general contractor for the project, for which TheRealDeal reported to have received $150 million in construction loans from Goldman Sachs. A full completion and opening is scheduled for next year.