River North

Zoning Approved For Residential Conversion Of 153 W Ohio Street In River North

A special use application has been approved for the residential conversion of 153 W Ohio Street in River North. Sitting near the intersection with N LaSalle Street directly across from the Ohio House Motel, the proposal will redevelop the existing commercial building. The project is being led by local developer Senco Properties and designed by architecture firm FitzGerald Associates.

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Two-Story Restaurant Renovation Progresses at 431 N Dearborn Street in River North

An existing retail structure at 431 N Dearborn Street is currently undergoing extensive interior and exterior renovation work, with new windows having now been installed. Built in 1948, this two-story River North building owned by Friedman Companies long served as the Getschow Company’s engineering headquarters. Most recently, it housed Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, which closed the location in 2020. The Group is leading the current revamp, which will consist of two new restaurants.

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Gaming Board Grants Bally’s Permanent License

The Illinois Gaming Board has approved the permanent operating license for Bally’s future casino at 777 W Chicago Avenue in River West. The approval came this week after a lengthy review period, also granting the temporary location within the Medinah Temple its requested extension to 2026. The efforts were led by Rhode-Island based Bally’s who worked with various architects on both of the properties.

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Hugo Finalizes Construction in River North

Exterior construction has wrapped up for Hugo, a two-building development in the River North neighborhood. These mixed-use structures, located close to each other, represent the latest ventures from developer LG Group. Collectively, the buildings will span a floor area of almost 149,304 square feet. Once finished, they will offer a combined 227 rental apartments. The 751 N Hudson Avenue building will yield 134 units, while its counterpart at 411 W Chicago Avenue will house 93 units. A noteworthy addition to this development is approximately 18,867 square feet of ground-level retail space. An existing two-story building not part of the development is situated between the two main structures.

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