Construction Update
351 West Huron Ready to Go

351 West Huron pre-construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

351 West Huron pre-construction (Courtesy of Joe Zekas/YoChicago!)

It looks like work is ready to begin on the mid-rise infill building planned for 351 West Huron Street.

Joe Zekas of YoChicago! took the photo above from the Yo One helicopter a couple of days ago. We can see that a big yellow excavator has arrived behind the green construction barriers, and it’s just itching to get to work. How do we know that? Because that’s what excavators do. Bees gotta buzz. Fish gotta swim. Excavators gotta rip holes in things. It’s science.

The architect is Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, and the developer is Regency Development Group, which has christened this project “Multiple Unit Property” on its web site. The Northbrook company also optimistically features a picture of the Manhattan skyline on the site.

The construction permit for 351 West Huron was issued back in May, and site prep work was seen earlier this month. Then last week another permit surfaced for electrical service, so it looks like one thing will soon lead to another.

What’s going up here is a seven-story building, which will have six residences above ground floor retail and 11 parking spaces. Each residence gets a whole floor to itself. No compromises.

Rendering of 351 West Huron

Rendering of 351 West Huron

Location: 351 West Huron Street, River North

Author: Editor

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