Midwest Property Group is the developer behind the roughly 175,000-square-foot project. 448 N LaSalle Drive will rise 13 floors, which includes a top-floor penthouse enclosure, and will contain ground-floor retail with office space above. Floor plates each measure 15,375 square feet, while amenities include a rooftop deck, a tenant lounge, a fitness center, and a bike room.
Lamar Johnson Collaborative is the project architect, whose design includes a glass curtain wall exterior lined with black metal spandrels and mullions. The interior will feature a loft-style raw concrete aesthetic.
Nearest bus access includes north and southbound stops for Route 156, located at the adjacent intersection of LaSalle & Illinois. Other buses within a five-minute walking radius include Routes 22, 36, 37, 65, and 125. Tenants will also have access to the Brown and Purple Lines at Merchandise Mart station via a three-minute walk southwest, as well as the Red Line’s Grand station via a six-minute walk northeast.
Other points of interest within the area include the vast Merchandise Mart building, a three-minute walk southwest and the Chicago River and Riverwalk, a six-minute walk south. There is also a dense collection of River North dining options directly east.
Lendlease is the general contractor for the $12+ million construction project. An opening date is expected for later this year.