Just Stuff That Building Anywhere

Diagram of 640 North Morgan Street

As residential demand in downtown Chicago increases along with property values, every square, rectangle, polygon, rhombus, trapezoid and even triangle is primed for development.  Including the triangle at 640 North Morgan Street in River West.

It’s a triangle-shaped property bordered by North Morgan Street to the east, a weird little stub of West Erie Street to the north, and the Kennedy Expressway’s Ohio Street onramp on the third side.

Once construction starts, we’ll be flooded with e-mails from commuters wondering what’s being built there, so here are the details:

  • Developer: The Domain Group
  • Architecture firm: Vari Architects
  • Floors: 6
  • Maximum height: 64 feet
  • Residences: 25
  • Lot size: 12,366 square feet
  • Floor area ratio: 4.07  (Zoning B2-5)
  • Parking spaces: 26
  • Width: 152 feet
  • Depth: 105 feet
  • Hypotenuse: 163 feet
  • Hippopotamus: Like a fat, wet rhino


Location: 640 North Morgan Street, River West

Author: Editor

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

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