3-Eleven Now 10-4 For New Residents

The latest Catholic Church parking lot to become a skyscraper is now open for business.  3Eleven, at 311 West Illinois Street, has begun accepting move-ins

3Eleven (Courtesy of The John Buck Company)

3Eleven (Courtesy of The John Buck Company)

The skyscraper, designed by West Town’s FitzGerald Associates for The Loop’s The John Buck Company, features 245 homes across 25 stories.  It’s also immediately next door to Assumption Catholic Church, so at least the neighbors are quiet.  Except for weddings.  Please, no crashing.

Interiors are by Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects. And the building has scored LEED Silver certification, to soothe your inner tree-hugger.

The ground floor has 3,100 square feet of retail space.  The Buck people expect to announce tenants soon, which will be nice for this under-retailed corner of River North.  Hopefully it won’t be yet another “currency exchange.”

More deets in the press release following the pics.  You know the drill.



CHICAGO – The John Buck Company and institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management officially open River North’s newest addition to full- amenity apartment living. 3Eleven, a modern living space for Chicago’s millennials, welcomed its first tenants beginning January 15. Named for its street address, 311 W. Illinois, and located at Illinois and Franklin Streets, the 25-story, 245-unit building offers Class-A apartments ranging from studios to three-bedroom floor plans, including two penthouse units. The first floor is dedicated to 3,100 square feet of retail space with tenants soon to be announced.

With the development’s focus on sophisticated design, all apartments include floor-to-ceiling windows, 9-foot exposed concrete ceilings, custom solar shades, custom build-out master closets, quartz countertops, high-gloss cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. 3Eleven is built to LEED Silver standards, a green-building rating system to assist building owners and operators be environmentally responsible.

The exterior of 3Eleven was designed by Chicago-based FitzGerald Associates Architects while the interior was designed by Juan Gabriel Moreno Architects. The interior focuses on a sophisticated graphic identity that pays homage to the excitement and energy of new construction occurring in Chicago, while patterns and colors inspired by the 1960’s optical art and psychedelic eras tie in the past. The project’s ‘Get Animated’ advertising campaign, illustrated by Janine Rewell, complements the building’s aesthetic, as well as the design-focused River North neighborhood.

“We are extremely excited to deliver 3Eleven to the luxury multifamily marketplace. The property’s location, design and amenities create a differentiated offering for downtown Chicago residents,” says Chad Broderick, Senior Vice President at The John Buck Company.

Tenants of the pet-friendly building have access to a wide range of amenities, from the outdoor rooftop pool and work spaces, to the advanced fitness center featuring on-demand video workouts, an outdoor theatre and viewing lawn, fire pits, indoor dog run with grooming stations and a resident lounge with a demonstration kitchen and wine storage. Garage parking is available for 74 vehicles. Model units are currently fitted out by well-known interior designers Max Janowski and Laura (Metcalfe) Tribbett, and highlight the simplistic elegance of the building’s finishes.

To support the fast-paced, tech-focused lifestyle of its tenants, 3Eleven will be Chicago’s first community with IOTAS fully integrated and interoperable smart apartment solution, allowing residents in 32 premium apartments and the two penthouses to view their floorplan by room, and control lights, outlets, thermostats from their smartphone, and through voice control via an Amazon Echo.

The culmination of graphic design, emerging home technology, and unparalleled amenities offer a superior living experience in an urban setting for Chicago’s millennial community. For more information about 3Eleven, please visit www.3eleven.com.

Location: 311 West Illinois Street, River North

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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