3Eleven apartments, 311 W Illinois St, River North

3Eleven rendering, 311 W Illinois, Chicago

3Eleven is a 25-story, 245-unit apartment tower under construction at 311 W Illinois St in River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 109 cars.

Pre-leasing is expected to begin late in the summer of 2017.

The John Buck Company is the developer and FitzGerald Associates is the architecture firm, and Power Construction is the general contractor.

The apartments

The details of 3Eleven’s unit mix and apartment finishes are not yet available.

Views. 3Eleven should have good views from higher floors. Lower-floor views will be impacted by a rental high-rise to the north a parking garage and the Merchandise Mart to the south.

Amenities, services, policies

According to the developer’s website, 3Eleven will include nearly 200 bike stalls, smart package storage, and a rooftop lounge with a fitness center and outdoor space featuring hammocks, fire pits, grills, additional dining areas and a swimming pool.

View of 3Eleven location, Chicago

The location

Jones is two short blocks north of the Merchandise Mart in the southwest corner of River North.

Shopping. Jewel, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Mariano’s have outlets within a mile of the building. There’s a CVS Pharmacy two short blocks southwest on Hubbard St.

There’s little retail development in the immediate area, but The Shops at North Bridge and the shops along Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile are only a few minutes away and furniture showrooms are abundant near 3Eleven. For the work-at-home crowd, there’s an Office Depot just over a block away.

The River North Gallery District has shrunk during the economic downturn in recent years but remains a vibrant art scene.

Dining, nightlife. There are numerous dining, bar and nightlife options within a short walk of the building.

Gene & Georgetti’s, which bills itself as “Chicago’s oldest and one of its finest steakhouses” and has been known to attract celebrities, is across the street from 3Eleven.


3Eleven residents are more likely to frequent the popular bar and restaurant scene along Hubbard St, a block south of the building.


A few short blocks east, Clark St is one of the densest restaurant venues in the city.

Parks, recreation. 3Eleven does not have convenient access to public parks, but that’s true of almost all River North apartment buildings. There is a dog park near the property at the southwest corner of Ohio and Orleans.

3Eleven has reasonable proximity to Chicago’s expanding Riverwalk.

Transportation. Public transportation is excellent. The CTA Brown and Purple lines stop a few blocks south at the Merchandise Mart. The nearest Red Line stop is about a 9-minute walk east at Grand Ave.

CTA bus routes along Grand, Wells and LaSalle connect to Streeterville, Loop and Near North destinations. Taxis regularly cruise the area.

Access to the city’s expressway grid is excellent, via the nearby Ohio / Ontario off / on ramps to I-90/94.

DIVVY bike stations and Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.

The competition

You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive River North apartment guide.

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings. The trade-off is that the condo buildings typically offer fewer amenities and services.

3Eleven

Address 311 W Illinois St
City Chicago 60654
# of Units 245
Parking 109 garage spaces
Completed 2017
Website 3Eleven

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