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Sometimes, a fresh new concept is just what a project needs to get off the ground.  That’s exactly what the Chicago developer, Amli Residential, was betting on when the well-established company took over the failed construction site at 808 North Wells Street in River North.

Plans are now formally set in place for the continued building of luxury apartments in Chicago’s River North on the northwest corner of Chicago and Wells …but with a twist.  Instead of the 342-foot tower formally proposed by the previous developer, the building will be short and sweet – really sweet if you’re into futuristic compact conveniences.  Rising at 17 stories, the apartments now deemed “Amli 808”, will feature modern micro-apartments.

Developer and Designer Team Up for Another Promising Project

If the name “Amli” rings a bell, it’s probably because Amli Residential has built quite a reputation for itself in the Chicago area.  Amli River North, Amli Lofts, and Amli 900 in the South Loop are some of the upscale downtown luxury apartments the nationwide developer is responsible for.

Photo of resident lounge at Amli Lofts

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture has joined with Amli to offer up their expertise in the design and building of 808 N Wells. The two teamed up for the recently opened SixtyForty at N. Wells and Essex on the Park with amazing results, so it will be exciting to see yet another team project.

Sizing it all Up

These downtown Chicago luxury apartments will be a comfortable, un-intrusive 17 stories with 297 compact rental units. Eighty percent are set to be studios while the remaining 20% will come in as 1- and 2- bedroom options.

Each unit will average 550 square feet, but be smartly designed.  If you’re thinking that’s not enough space, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a great breakdown of some facts about apartment square footage to keep you from missing out on a great apartment just because of a number!

AMLI 808 will also dedicate 6,000 square feet of the ground floor for selected retail.

Getting Around is a Cinch

With only 16 parking spaces available, the new apartments in River North have taken on a transit-oriented approach with convenient access to public transportation and plenty of parking places for bicycles.  This is the ideal situation for those who are conscious of being earth-friendly and for those who are wanting to stay (or get) in shape.

The location is also perfect for skipping the traffic altogether. Here are some local favorites and conveniences within a 10-minute walk:

Chart of what's within a 10-minute walk of Amli808

Pet-Friendly Spot for Your “Spot”

Looking for a pet-friendly apartment in River North? You and your furry best friend are in luck. As with all Amli properties, we anticipate these to be dog-friendly apartments with amenities your dog will dig like the nearby Washington and Durso Dog Parks.

Embrace the Micro-Apartment Experience

There’s plenty of upside when you downsize with these ultra-modern micros at Amli 808.  Isn’t it time you sprung for a change? To experience the difference of these River North luxury apartments, let HotSpot Rentals help you with your next apartment search.



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