River North

720 North Wells demolition

Demolition of early post-fire building at 720 N Wells Street continues in River North.

207 West Superior is already gone. Now, 720 North Wells is meeting the same fate, as demolition of the two structures continues in River North. Dating back to the 1870s, the three-story brick and cast-iron building at 720 N Wells Street “slipped through the cracks” of Chicago’s survey of historically significant buildings, according to Preservation Chicago’s Ward Miller in this Chicago Tribune story about the demolitions.

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Final Touches Seen for 311 W Huron Street in River North

A 16-story, 153,000-square-foot mixed-use development is wrapping up construction at 311 W Huron Street in the River North neighborhood. Developed by North Wells Capital and designed by NORR, the building will feature office spaces atop approximately 8,500 square feet of retail. ARCO Murray has served as the general contractor for the project, with much of the final facade pieces having been installed since our last update.

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Foundation Permits Filed For Hotel At 146 W Hubbard Street In River North

Permits have been filed for a new hotel development at 146 W Hubbard Street in River North. Located on the northwestern corner with N LaSalle Drive, the new structure will replace a surface parking lot directly next to the recently completed office building at 448 N LaSalle Drive. The project is being led by Detroit-based Porritt Group, with Michigan-based Saroki Architecture working on its design.

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Renovation Work Progresses for Murphy Auditorium Renovation in River North

Renovation efforts are underway at the John B. Murphy Memorial Auditorium building, situated at 50 E Erie Street in River North. The six-story structure, recognized for its French Renaissance-style designed by Marshall and Fox, was erected in 1926 for the American College of Surgeons. Featuring a three-story theater space, the building is adjacent to the Driehaus Museum and near the intersection of E Erie Street and N Wabash Avenue.

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