A full building permit has been issued for 311 W. Huron. Planned for surface parking along the CTA Brown Line, developer North Wells Capital is gearing up for construction after securing an anchor tenant for the $88 million project in February by fear.
With a design by NORR, the new development will rise 15 stories and be 226 feet high. On the ground floor, approximately 8,500 square feet of commercial space will face the public domain, with 130 parking spaces provided for tenants. Upper floors will contain office floors typically covering 16,250 square feet. AS anchor tenant, Spins, a market research company, will occupy 48,000 square feet of space on the top three floors of the building.
The building’s design features a facade of glass and metal panels, with exterior balconies carved into the exterior for tenants. On the parking floors, a kinetic exterior wall will ripple with the breeze to mask the parking lot while adding visual interest to pedestrians. A curved mechanical penthouse will top the tower with a profile that continues downward to shape the recessed profile of the balconies on the lower floors.
Office tenants will have access to a full suite of amenities, including a conference room, panoramic rooftop terrace, tenant lounge and collaborative lounging areas, fitness center, bicycle parking and 130 indoor parking spaces, as mentioned earlier, which include EV charging stations.
With full planning permission in hand, general contractor ARCO Murray can begin construction. Completion is scheduled for September 2023.