Ready or not, River North, here comes the HoJo Tower. The forthcoming 38-story skyscraper will replace the now long gone 71-room mid-century HoJo motel with 298 apartments, adding to the already booming downtown apartment market. And the tower also comes with a friend: a public pocket park on the west end of the site along Wells Street that's designed by Evanston's Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp.
For sentimentalists and historians alike, here are photos of the HoJo of properties past:
·Big Changes Are Happening on This Block in River North [Curbed Chicago]
·Status Update: HoJo is Gone; Make Way for the HoJo Tower [Chicago Architecture]
·Demolition of River North's Retro Howard Johnson Underway [Curbed Chicago]
·New Apartment Tower Cleared to Replace River North HoJo's [Curbed Chicago]