More apartment units are on their way to River North. The city has recently issued a permit to build the foundation for the 25-story mixed-user coming to 750 N Hudson, just a stone’s throw from the old Montgomery Ward Company Complex that now houses Groupon and other tech startups. The current proposal has been in the works for at least the last few years but was finally unveiled in April 2014, and after some debate over density and parking, the developer scaled back on the amount of retail space and parking. The tower will feature 240 rental units and roughly 10,000 square feet of ground level retail space when completed. Branded as The Hudson by developer Omni Group, the tower will eventually be joined by a handful of other River North apartment projects currently in the works.
ABOUT RIVER NORTH
A stylish urban neighborhood that borders the Magnificent Mile and is just across the bridge from the Loop, River North is the go-to district for those who appreciate fine art and design. And for those who appreciate fine dining and drinks, the momentum behind the latest trendsetting openings continues to build and the late night energy swells.Dormant factories and industrial warehouses began their transformation in the 1970s and 1980s, becoming work spaces and studios for artists and entrepreneurs. What followed was an influx of new businesses that densely concentrated the area and have made River North a hub for creativity and entertainment. Anchoring the area is the massive Merchandise Mart, with its endless trade showrooms for furniture and design wholesalers, and surrounding this epicenter are eye-catching galleries, home stores and antique shops. And architectural standouts are plenty, from the twin corn cobs Marina City to its neighbor the stately, steel and glass 330 N. Wabash building by Mies van der Rohe.Cultured by day, River North shifts into high gear by night. The dining scene is always buzzing-from knockout noodles and Spanish small plates to high-end steakhouses and famed pizzerias. Just about every type of cuisine is covered in this mix of award-winning restaurants and local favorites. And for some after-hours revelry, slip into any of the sleek new clubs, upscale wine bars and craft cocktail lounges that dot the scene.