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North Union Old Town Development

Thursday, June 9th, 2022

North Union is a new mega-development on the Near North Side, from developer JDL and Hartshorne Plunkard architecture. The five phase development will take up roughly 8 acres of land that Moody Bible Institute land.

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North Union Mega Development, Rendering Courtesy of Hartshorne Plunkard

The $1.3B project will be constructed in five phases and is expected to include over 2600 rental units, lots of commercial space, and over 2.5 acres of public park space. The park will feature open lawn space, a dog park, and a playground area.

878 N Wells Street will be the first of three buildings in phase one of the North Union development. It will also be the largest, with 428 units and over 5000 square feet of ground level commercial space.

The next building in phase one will be 232 W Chestnut, a five story building with 35 units, followed by a four story building at 871 N Franklin. The units at 232 W Chestnut will be larger than the others and have balconies on corner units. The final step of phase one will be a portion of public green space.

North Union 878 N Wells Street

878 N Wells Street
Rendering courtesy of Hartshorne Plunkard

The master plan has already been approved by the city department of planning and development with the final phase expected to break ground in 2027.

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