Construction Update
Apparently Wolf Point East Will Have Views Worth Selling a Kidney For

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the construction of Wolf Point East, you may have noticed that the tower crane helping put it together jumped a little higher recently. It’s always nice to see progress.

An even more impressive sight is the renderings package that came out of Wolf Point East’s PR people recently.  It shows what the views should be like from the common areas.

Rendering of Wolf Point East (June 2019. Courtesy of Steelblue)
Rendering of Wolf Point East (June 2019. Courtesy of Steelblue)

This is the place where I initally wrote a fully dismissive paragraph about views like this not being priced for, nor marketed to, mere mortals.  But then I read the rest of the press release from Luxury Living Chicago Realty, and saw that studios start at a fiver under $2,000 a month, and two-bedroom units start just shy of $4k.

No, that’s not cheap.  But for a brand new building in this location with these amenities and these views, it’s not unreasonable.  It’s certainly a refreshing change from virtually every new building that’s gone up west of the Kennedy Expressway in the last five years where the local real estate industry seems bent on charging New York prices for bog standard, undersized, under-amenitied housing just to cash in on an echo chamber-driven tech bubble before it evaporates.  

Pre-leasing at Wolf Point East starts “late this summer.” Since today is July, that must mean next month. So you can start pre-living there pretty soon.

The Wolf Point East web site logo is not only Chicago-riffic, it's animated.
The Wolf Point East web site logo is not only Chicago-riffic, it’s animated.

Again, Wolf Point East not cheap. You won’t see me moving in, and I used to live in the John Hancock Center.   But there is clearly value for money in this new building. Quoting Ferris Beuller, “It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.”

The full press release follows the rest of the drool-worthy pictures.

Amenity Renderings Unveiled at Wolf Point East, an Iconic Apartment Tower Above the Chicago River

Luxury Living Chicago Realty to begin pre-leasing late summer

(Chicago) — Wolf Point East reveals today new amenity renderings, along with the launch of its leasing website — www.WolfPointEast.com.

Located at the intersection of River North, Fulton Market and the Loop above a four-acre riverfront park, Wolf Point East is designed by internationally renowned Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in partnership with Pappageorge Haymes Partners.

“For the interior and amenity design, we wanted to create an urban serenity paired with elegant comfort and modern style – in a way that celebrates the building’s unique riverfront location and its historic importance to the city of Chicago,” said Shea Soucie, Principal of Soucie Horner, Ltd., the design firm curating the amenity interiors and model units at Wolf Point East. “We worked collaboratively with ownership and the team of talented architects to design a modern yet timeless interior concept to match the thoughtful and inventive exterior.”

Building amenities will include an indoor and outdoor pool with south-facing terrace and sundeck, a full-floor expansive fitness club and exercise studio, private coworking lounge with conference rooms, outdoor dog run and inviting pet amenities, elegant gathering spaces for dining and entertaining and a club area complete with social games and a golf simulator.

“Wolf Point East offers a unique matrix of iconic architecture, unparalleled city views, location and luxury finishes designed for today’s modern renter,” said Aaron Galvin, CEO & Founder of Luxury Living Chicago Realty, the brokerage firm exclusively marketing and leasing the property. “Wolf Point East will raise the bar for urban apartment living in Chicago while exuding warmth and elegance in the thoughtfully designed floor plans and community-enhancing amenities.”

Pre-leasing begins late summer 2019 and first move-ins are anticipated this winter. The 698-unit luxury apartment building offers studio to three-bedroom penthouse floor plans. Studios starting at $1,995 per month, junior one bedrooms starting at $2,395, one bedrooms starting at $2,895 per month and two bedrooms starting at $3,995 per month will be the first residences offered. Three-bedroom and penthouse units will be available in the future. Learn more about the apartments and future updates at www.WolfPointEast.com.

The development team is composed of Hines, Wolf Point Owners LLC and the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust. Wolf Point Owners LLC is a part of Park Holdings Group LLC which is the principal investment entity of the Kennedy Family.

Location: 313 West Wolf Point Plaza, River North

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