Exterior work has reached the top floor of AMLI 808, a 17-story mixed-use building located at 808 N Wells Street in Near North Side. Developed by AMLI, programming is set to include retail at ground level, as well as 318 apartments on the above floors. The new structure will stand 225 feet, replacing a former parking lot and sales center that was used for a previous iteration of the project.
According to AMLI’s marketing website, the 5,900 square feet of commercial space will include a total frontage of 145 feet along Wells Street and Chicago Avenue, with the ability to accommodate outdoor cafe dining.
As for the apartment component, residents will have access to a variety of amenities, including a work-from-home center, private offices, a craft room, a pet spa and paw park, an urban herb and vegetable garden, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and weight room, and a rooftop deck with two fire pits and grilling space. Units will vary in size between studios and two-bedrooms, though AMLI has not yet listed official prices and square footage.
Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture and NORR are behind the design, whose rectangular massing features a vertical green wall up to the second floor, brick cladding up to the sixth floor, and a glass and aluminum curtain wall covering the remaining floors.
The transit-oriented development will include 16 parking spaces in a ground-level garage, as well as bike storage. Additional transportation includes nearby CTA bus access for Route 66, located within a minute walk both to the west and east. Additional buses within a five-minute walk include Routes 22, 37, and 156.
Those wishing to board the CTA L will find the Brown and Purple Lines at Chicago station located steps to the west. The Red Line can also be found via the other Chicago station, located a seven-minute walk east.
Residents will find a host of retail and dining options towards the south and east, as well as outdoor space such as Washington Square Park just a seven-minute walk northeast.
Walsh Construction is the general contractor behind the $25 million project, whose preliminary move-ins are expected for later this spring.