A Skyscraper Family Photo of 3Eleven and its Nine New Neighbors
Feb21

A Skyscraper Family Photo of 3Eleven and its Nine New Neighbors

The second Chicago building in recent years to bridge the separation of church and real estate developer is making a dent in the River North skyline. 3Eleven is a 24-story skyscraper rising at 311 West Illinois Street. The location used to be the parking lot for Assumption Catholic Church: the vibrant, but dilapidated Italianate church that used to be the hub of River North back when it was Chicago’s original Little Italy.  A...

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The 4OneOne on 3Eleven
Mar16

The 4OneOne on 3Eleven

Earlier this year, the city of Chicago approved the construction of a new residential tower at 311 West Illinois in River North (though you’d never know it since Alderman Reilly hasn’t updated his web site yet in 2016).  It’s a partnership between the John Buck Company and the Order of Friars Servants of Mary, USA Province.  Buck gets to build a shiny new skyscraper called 3Eleven in the parking lot of Assumption...

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Chicago Plan Commission Approves Assumption Catholic Church Project
Feb19

Chicago Plan Commission Approves Assumption Catholic Church Project

Thursday, the Chicago Plan Commission gave its approval for a multi-dimensional project involving the Assumption Catholic Church and grounds at 311 West Illinois Street. The big addition to the neighborhood would be 3Eleven, a 23-story apartment tower designed by friends-of-the-blog FitzGerald Associates, in what is now a surface parking lot on the southwest corner of Illinois and Franklin Streets. Developer John Buck Company wants to...

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Buck’s New River North Skyscraper Turns A Church Parking Lot Up To “Eleven”
Sep09

Buck’s New River North Skyscraper Turns A Church Parking Lot Up To “Eleven”

“What do you get when an architect, a developer, and a priest walk into a bar?” That was the joke that initiated last night’s community meeting for The John Buck Company’s newest proposed skyscraper, to be built at 311 West Illinois Street. Not unlike numerous other proposed developments in River North, this tower (currently being referred to as “Eleven”) will stand 23 stories high and contain 245 rental units ranging from...

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