Developer, R2, recently proposed a new development that would bring office, entertainment, retail, and dining space, as well as over 500 feet of new riverfront space to the Morton Salt warehouse site. Upon approval for a zoning change from warehouse to commercial of what’s been dubbed the “Salt District”, R2 will also seek landmark status. R2 plans on keeping the famous “Morton Salt Umbrella Girl” sign, which is visible from the expressway.
R2 purchased the site at 1357 N. Elston in 2017, roughly two years after Morton closed down their factory after 86 years of use. The public sentiment seems to be overwhelmingly popular, with the project bringing hundreds of jobs and public green space to an area that has been out of use for several years.
The Morton Salt warehouse is located in a prime location along the north branch of the river in Lincoln Park. This 760 acre corridor of Lincoln Park and the Near North Side has been known for housing industrial sites, until the city changed its zoning to allow for (and encourage) other mixed use development in this “North Branch” corridor.
Among other office and public recreation developments underway in the area, Sterling Bay announced it’s plans for Lincoln Yards, a mega development bounded by the Kennedy Expressway to the west, Webster Ave to the north, Clybourn Ave to the east, and North Ave to the south. Plans for the massive Lincoln Yards development include public riverfront space, residential, office, retail, and hospitality space, bike paths, art installations, and other recreation space. This stretch of Lincoln Park has only grown in popularity with developers.
The video above is an overview of the neighboring Lincoln Yards mega development. See the gallery below for renderings of R2’s proposed Morton Salt redevelopment.
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JDL Development has proposed a multiphase mega-development with both commercial and residential properties, as well as public green space, near Old Town. The proposed Near North Side development, North Union, would span 8.1 acres and cover half of the current Moody Bible Institute’s Near North Side campus.
North Union would bring over 30,000 square feet of commercial space, 2680 rental apartments, and 1.3 acres of green space to Moody Bible Institute’s campus. JDL currently has a deal to buy the land and Moody Bible plans to continue to operate on the remaining 9.4 acres of their current Near North Side campus.
The proposed development would be situated between Wells Street and the CTA brown line tracks, bounded by Hill and Chestnut Streets as the northern and southern boundaries. Current plans include three high rises along Oak Street at 44, 47, and 55 stories respectively. Plans also include over 200 low rise units like town homes. Once approved, the development could take 7 to 10 years to complete.
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River North is one of Chicago’s cultural hubs, filled with boutiques, galleries, music venues, restaurants, and design studios. It’s no wonder River North is chalk full of top tier furniture stores. Here are a few neighborhood favorites!
Luminaire – 301 W Superior St.
Luminaire Chicago features modern designer furniture, lighting, and accessories in a timber loft show room. Luminaire’s show room is located in the gallery district of the River North neighborhood, which features the largest concentration of art galleries outside Manhattan.
The Golden Triangle – 330 N Clark St.
The Golden Triangle is a hidden gem for one of a kind rare finds. From furniture and decor, art work, lighting, and sculptures, to jewelry, artifacts, European and Asian antiques, and custom work, it’s easy to get spend an afternoon perusing the uniquely curated collection. The Golden Triangle is offering virtual tours of the show room and inventory via Matterport.
Casa Spazio – 222 W Hubbard St
Casa Spazio has a collection of luxury home decor designed and made in Italy. Their collection includes custom pieces, upholstery, office and bedroom furniture, and other modern home furnishings. Casa Spazio also provides space planning and interior design services and is currently offering a virtual tour of their show room.
Manifesto – 808 N Wells St.
Manifesto in River north carries custom designed furniture, imports from Italy and Austria, and contemporary accent pieces. The chic, spacious showroom features a large selection of decor in neutral colors, wood furnishings, rugs, and accent lighting.
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