Leasing Starts at New Chicago Mixed-Use

JDL Development's SixForty, located in the River North neighborhood, includes a 23-story tower with 250 units and 8,000 square feet of retail.

By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor

SixForty Pool DeckJDL Development has kicked off pre-leasing is underway at SixForty, a new residential and retail tower at 640 N. Wells St. in Chicago’s River North neighborhood (and former site of Ed Debevic’s diner). The first move-ins will occur on July 1.

Move-in ready

Designed by Chicago-based Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, SixForty will include a 23-story tower with 250 apartments and 8,000 square feet of street-level retail at the corner of Ontario and Wells streets. Rents range from $1,850 to $5,820.

Residences at SixForty will include 22 floor plans in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units that range in size from 500 square feet to 1,600 square feet. Each unit will feature high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring, walk-in showers and in-unit laundry. Some units have balconies.

Common amenities include a rooftop deck with a heated pool, hot tub, private cabanas with TVs and 360-degree views of downtown Chicago. Also on the 23rd floor, there will be a demonstration kitchen, fireside library, dining suite and gaming lounge; golf simulator lounge and outdoor putting green; and a landscaped grill terrace with fire pits, outdoor TVs and seating areas offering views.

“Because the building is in the heart of a fast-growing area for tech startups and a hotspot for shopping and entertainment, it’s attracting a variety of renters,” said Yale Dieckmann, executive vice president and chief investment officer at JDL Development. “That includes young professionals working in downtown office towers and entrepreneurs collaborating in creative shared workspaces.”

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