It was only a matter of time before excavators and demolition equipment permanently erased the old Howard Johnson Inn at the corner of Superior and LaSalle in the River North neighborhood. Last spring, developers Magellan Development Group and Mac Management unveiled a plan to construct an apartment tower on the site, and in August the developers earned approval from the Chicago Plan Commission. The 35 story tower will deliver just under 300 units and about 10,000 square feet of retail space. Designed by bKL Architecture, the new tower is certainly a far cry from the retro motor lodge that occupied the space for many decades.
·A 38 Story Tower May Replace River North's Howard Johnson [Curbed Chicago]
·First Look: The Apartment Tower Replacing Howard Johnson's [Curbed Chicago]
·River North HoJo's Days Are Numbered: Property Now Sold [Curbed Chicago]
·New Apartment Tower Cleared to Replace River North HoJo's [Curbed Chicago]