North Union

North Union is a mixed-use development project planned for a portion of the Moody Bible Institute campus on the Near North Side.

JDL will purchase and redevelop 8.1 acres of land from Moody Bible, which will continue to own and operate an educational institution and media ministry on its remaining 9.4 acres.

Generally bounded by the CTA Brown Line tracks and Oak, Chestnut and Wells streets, the North Union site will include a variety of low-, mid- and high-rise buildings that consist of 2,656 residential units, 30,000 square feet of commercial space and approximately 2.5 acres of public open space.

Site map

Community Engagement

An initial virtual community meeting took place in November 2020.

First North Union Community Meeting
6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 | Video | Presentation

DPD hosted a second virtual community meeting in March 2021.

Second North Union Community Meeting
6 p.m., Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | Video | Presentation

The North Union team introduced its Master Planned Development application to City Council in March 2021. The plan was approved unanimously by the Chicago Plan Commission at its regular meeting in May 2021 and approved by City Council in May 2021.

Reference Materials

Final Planned Development Ordinance (PD 1503) — May 2021

Construction Updates

920 N. Wells, a 18-story building with 238 units and 10,000 square feet of retail space, is currently being leased. 868 N. Wells, a 25-story building with 411 units and 12,000 square feet of retail space, is currently under construction.

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