Dueling Developments?

new towersCue the banjos, it looks like there might be a bit of a building match in River North.

There are currently two developments – 3 Eleven and 215 W. Hubbard/412 N. Wells – going up a few blocks from each other.

3 Eleven
Located at 311 W. Illinois, this 24-story, 245-unit glassy tower will rise immediately west of Assumption Catholic Church and will reserve a portion of its planned 109 parking spaces for church use. Developed by John Buck Company and designed by FitzGerald Associates, the 298-foot tower will also contain 3,000 square feet of retail and a rooftop amenity level with fitness center, outdoor terrace, and swimming pool.

Wells & Hubbard
The development now under construction at the southwest corner of Wells and Hubbard is actually a two-building combo from Centrum Partners and architect Hirsch Associates. Constrained by overhead ‘L’ tracks, the site will see a curvy, highly-amenitized 9-story office building joined by a 23-floor residential tower containing 193 units and a rooftop pool. The project will also provide off-street parking for 91 vehicles. This sounds like an interesting design challenge, and I can’t wait to see the finished building!