Following permit approval from last summer, foundation work can now be seen for LG Development’s HUGO masterplan, which involves the construction of two mid-rise buildings in River North. Located at 751 N Hudson Avenue and 411 W Chicago Avenue, these two mixed-use structures will each stand nine stories and will collectively house 230,000 square feet of programming, made up of roughly 19,000 square feet of retail and 227 apartment dwellings. The two buildings will replace former parking lots, and will be narrowly separated by an existing masonry low-rise building.
The slightly larger 751 N Hudson Avenue building, situated on the western half of the block, will accommodate 134 of the residences, while 411 W Chicago Avenue on the block’s east side will house the remaining 93 units. For amenities, 751 N Hudson Avenue will come with a fitness center, a top-floor lounge and deck, a dog run, a co-working space, as well as a pool deck with cabanas, grilling, and fire pits. Meanwhile 411 W Chicago Avenue will also offer its residents a top-floor indoor/outdoor amenity spaces, as well as a large second-level sundeck with an outdoor kitchen and fire pits.
NORR is the project architect behind both of the buildings, whose palette includes textured gray paling, dark metal accents, and face brick. Throughout their exteriors will also be a mix of cantilevered and recessed private balconies.
The development site is connected to several nearby transit options, with closest bus service located at the adjacent intersection of Chicago & Hudson, with service for Route 66. Also nearby is Route 37, with stops at Orleans & Chicago via a four-minute walk east. For rail transit access, anyone wishing to board the CTA L Brown or Purple Lines will find Chicago station via a five-minute walk east.
With a combined construction cost of $80 million and a total project cost of $100 million, LG Development’s subsidiary LG Construction is serving as the general contractor. With caisson work in full swing for 411 W Chicago Avenue, a tower crane erection also appears imminent at the site of 751 N Hudson Avenue. Construction is expected to wrap up in the third quarter of 2023.