The 452-foot-tall River North apartment building known as 369 Grand is nearly complete. Construction began in the spring of 2019 and continued through the pandemic with little to no pause in the action. 

Work on the interior units and outdoor amenity deck is ongoing, and crews recently finished painting the last bits of exposed concrete at the tower’s crown. Pre-leasing is underway, and resident move-ins are expected to begin in May.

The roughly $90 million development from Vancouver-based Onni Group occupies the site of the old Clark and Barlow hardware store which closed in 2016. The soon-to-open tower has 356 apartments, 11,000 square feet of retail, and roughly 250 parking spaces—plus a shallow pocket park along Orleans Street.

Designed by Chicago architecture firm Brininstool + Lynch, 369 Grand features a masonry podium topped by a glassy tower with inset balconies. The high-rise portion is positioned at the middle of the block instead of at the corner, presumably in an effort to minimize blocked views at the Sexton condo building to the immediate south. 

369 Grand

Apartments have floor-to-ceiling windows and what the building’s website describes as “spa-like finishes,” including kitchens sporting granite countertops and modern-looking Italian cabinetry with integrated appliances. Check out the gallery at the top of the page for photos. 

There’s also over 30,000 square feet worth of amenities with basically every bell and whistle you'd expect from a brand new luxury building. Residents have access to a coworking space, arcade, private dining room, pool deck with cabanas, media lounge, sports simulator, and two spas: one for people, the other for dogs. 

Rent for a convertible unit starts around $2,000 per month while some two-bedroom units can fetch twice as much. Interested in one of the penthouse units? You’re going to have to reach out to Onni for pricing. The building is currently offering some pre-leasing deals including up to two months of free rent, depending on the length of the lease.

It will be interesting to see what, if any, effect the pandemic has had on River North’s luxury rental market. If 369 Grand leases up at a reasonable pace it should bode well for continued development in the area (we’re looking at you, abandoned Office Depot across the street). 

369 Grand