The podium structure is now filling out for 311 W Huron Street in River North, marking the 23rd tallest construction project in Chicago. Developer North Wells Capital is building a 16-story office and retail commercial tower, which will stand 226 feet upon its completion. In 2022, the developer secured an $88 million lease with Spins, which will occupy three of the building’s highest leasable floors.
The building will be 153,000 square feet and have a mix of Class A office space and 8,500 square feet for retail. Floor plates will be 16,250 square feet 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 on the top floor, including a fitness center, lounge area, and rooftop deck. Parking will yield 137 spaces within an integrated garage at the tower base.
The new building designed by NORR will have a facade of glass and metal paneling, topped with a curved penthouse. There will also be a kinetic wall along the podium, composed of numerous moving metal pieces that react to the wind.
The nearest transit is located one block north at the Chicago station, where tenants will find the Brown and Purple Lines. Bus Route 37 is also conveniently close by via a one-minute walk to Chicago & Franklin, while Route 66 is a four-minute walk northeast.
ARCO Murray is the general contractor and all operations are predicted to finish by September 2023.