The superstructure is now emerging for 311 W Huron Street in River North, where developer North Wells Capital has planned a 16-story office and retail commercial building. The developer had secured an $88 million lease with the tenant Spins earlier in 2022, thereby allowing construction to begin. This primary tenant will occupy the three highest leasable floors of the building, which is situated on the site of a former parking lot.
The 226-foot-tall high rise will span roughly 153,000 square feet and will house a mix of Class A office space and 8,500 square feet of retail. Floor plates will be 16,250 square with ceiling spans at 12’9″ high. In-office features will also come with floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces on every other floor. Tenants will have access to a range of amenities at the top floor, which include a fitness center, lounge area, and rooftop deck. Parking will come with 137 spaces within an integrated garage at the tower base.
NORR‘s design for the new building will have a mix of glass and metal paneling along the facade, as well as a curved penthouse at the top. There will also be a kinetic wall along the podium, comprised of many articulating metal pieces that move in the wind.
For nearest transit, the Brown and Purple Lines can be found at Chicago station, just one block north. Bus Route 37 is also located nearby via a one-minute walk to Chicago & Franklin, while Route 66 is within a four-minute walk northeast.
ARCO Murray is serving as the general contractor. All work is expected to complete by September 2023.