Construction Update
With JCB’s On the Roof, 676 LaSalle Is Ready to Grow Up and Out

The newest residential block going up in River North has tiny dozers crawling it like fleas on a Carolina hound dog.

676 North LaSalle under construction (Courtesy of River North Spy Mike)

676 North LaSalle under construction (Courtesy of River North Spy Mike)

River North Spy Mike sent in the photo above and below showing that work gutting Cedar Street’s existing building is well in hand.  That former office building will be expanded upward two stories, and a new companion building will go up in the parking lot now being used as a staging area next door.

Rendering of 676 North LaSalle

Rendering of 676 North LaSalle

When complete, the Booth Hansen-designed project will have 149 apartments, 20 parking spaces for cars, and 68 parking spaces for bicycles.  But the old building is where it’s at.  The vertical expansion will be made up of six duplex units, each with its own outdoor terrace.

Related Articles

Ten New Greystones Taking Shape in Near North It's not every day that downtown Chicago gets a new set of greystones.  So if you've had your fill of skyscrapers and cranes, head over to 111 West Ch...
Gold Coast’s Last Lake Shore Drive In-Fill Gets Filled In Sixteen months after we told you that the last non-park undeveloped space along North Lake Shore Drive between the Chicago River and Diversey Harbor i...
Out With The Old, In With The New at 676 North LaSalle Last week we gave you an update on the demolition happening at 676 North LaSalle Street.  That's where a non-descript office building is being turned ...
Historic Uptown Synagogue Going Residential Diagram of Agudas Achim Synagogue renovation Just one week ago, we mentioned in the article about Saint Boniface Church being turned into residenc...

Location: 676 North LaSalle Street, River North


Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Human Verification: In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.