The River North apartment market is about to get a little more crowded as construction for a 38-story high-rise rental tower continues to move forward, replacing the old 71-room mid-century Howard Johnson Motel.
Designed by bKL Architecture, the HoJo Tower will house 298 apartment units when finished, not to mention an abundance of retail and commercial space which should liven up this stretch or River North. In addition, a small public pocket park will also be situated on the west end of the building site—a feature that’s being designed by Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp out of Evanston.
Earlier today, the Chicago Architecture Blog posted photos of the completely demolished, now-empty site of the former HoJo Motel, which will soon be occupied by this impressive new apartment tower.
Given the project is still very early in the development process, no official completion date has been announced, but look for this beauty to be finished sometime towards the end of next year, or early 2017.