A birdseye shot of Related 78 plans along the riverfront.

Creating The 78: Chicago’s Next Great Neighborhood

The 78 is Chicago’s next great neighborhood - it is modern placemaking in action and will transform the largest parcel of undeveloped land in downtown Chicago into the city's 78th community area.

Oct 16, 2019

A new streetscape in megadevelopment The 78 sets a standard for safe design

The Wells-Wentworth Connector prioritizes walking and biking over driving.

Sep 16, 2019

State approves University of Illinois innovation center

State education regulators have granted the University of Illinois permission to operate its new research and innovation center in downtown Chicago for the next five years.

Sep 2, 2019

Related launches first phase of The 78 megaproject

An extension of Wells Street through the 62-acre site in the South Loop is a key aspect of the $7B project.

June 25, 2019

The 78 will move the needle on minority hiring

We can’t let a festering anti-developer atmosphere hold back Chicago’s minority- and women-owned businesses—and thus hold back the very neighborhoods that protesters want to protect...

Apr 15, 2019

Reality and renderings: The 78 development

Related Midwest wants to build 13 million square feet of commercial and residential space on the Chicago River, creating as many as 10,000 homes.

April 11, 2019

Can ‘The 78’ teach us how to upend Chicago’s ‘tale of two cities?’

Chicago has got to shed its “tale of two cities” image. So it’s well worth paying attention to what happens in a big new development called “The 78.” We might learn a little...

Nov 26, 2018

The 78, Reportedly One Of Amazon's Top 5 HQ2 Sites, Not Fazed By The Loss

The city of Chicago is on the cusp of a new era. A collection of mixed-use communities with parks and green spaces will soon rise on the edges of its downtown, bringing a massive expansion of its office market.

Nov 21, 2018

Projects to watch: Here are the biggest Chicago developments in the works

Billions of dollars in development are in the pipeline in the city, from the South Loop to the North Branch corridor and all across Downtown.

Nov 20, 2018

Despite loss of Amazon’s HQ2, new development...

Chicago’s newest community, The 78, may have lost out as a finalist for Amazon, but the 62-acre development coming to Clark Street and Roosevelt Road is now eyeing a huge win on diversity and inclusion.

Nov 16, 2018

Illinois Looks to Chicago for Research Site

An ambitious research effort spanning much of Illinois has its eyes set on Chicago as a new "hub" that could bring together the state's largest public and private universities.

Oct 30, 2018

3 Transformative Chicago Developments to Keep on Your Radar

A trio of major new developments in prime locations is set to transform the city skyline.

Oct 22, 2018

Amazon was back in Chicago last month, as its search for HQ2 narrows

Amazon was back in Chicago last month to take another look at a South Loop site along the river, as the e-commerce giant narrows its search for a planned second headquarters with up to 50,000 jobs.

Sep 26, 2018

Riverfront revival: Mega-projects rise along Chicago River as waterway makes a comeback

From the North Side to the South Loop, the waterway is the focal point of development in the city right now...

Aug 27, 2018

Thousands of new residences and mixed-use development planned for South Loop in ‘The 78’

Related Midwest plans to develop “The 78,” a 62-acre, mixed-use development bounded by Roosevelt Road, 16th Street, Clark Street, and the Chicago River.

Jul 6, 2018

Discovery Partners Institute to bring innovation to Chicago

State funds have been secured to spur the development of the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), which is expected to place Illinois at the global forefront of innovation.

Jun 28, 2018

South Loop developer aims to fill 4 million square feet of offices

The South Loop hasn't gotten much splash from the wave of companies moving their corporate headquarters to downtown Chicago in recent years.

Jun 14, 2018

With a $500M boost, U of I campus in South Loop gains momentum

With a nifty $500 million in "seed money" in hand, Gov. Bruce Rauner's plans to develop a South Loop engineering and research center that could jolt Illinois' economy into the 21st century are beginning to look real.

Jun 7, 2018

Everything There is To Know So Far About The 78...

It’s not every day that a building document gets filed with the Chicago City Clerk that reads, “Maximum Number of Dwelling Units: 10,000.” But then, The 78 by Related Midwest isn’t an everyday development.

May 29, 2018

Related Midwest Reveals Master Plan For The 78

A 100-foot-wide riverwalk lined with restaurants. Pedestrian and bike paths connecting the South Loop to Chinatown. A tech incubator. Skyscrapers as tall as 950 feet...

May 11, 2018

Take a Look at Plans for The 78, Chicago’s New Riverfront Neighborhood

Plans were unveiled this week for a new river front neighborhood in Chicago’s South Loop, a project that would be the largest of its kind in the city’s history.

May 11, 2018

No small plans for 62-acre South Loop site along Chicago River

A developer has taken the wraps off one of the most ambitious real estate projects ever conceived in Chicago, laying out plans to construct 13 million square feet of buildings...

May 11, 2018

An entirely new neighborhood...

A hardscrabble half-mile stretch along the Chicago River's South Branch would become a vibrant neighborhood of cutting-edge architecture, parks and a riverwalk in the plans a developer unveiled Thursday...

May 10, 2018

Discovery Partners Institute: 'A campus within downtown'

A curiously empty 62-acre swath of land just south of downtown Chicago is the proposed site for the University of Illinois' new Discovery Partners Institute.

Mar 5, 2018

'the 78' will extend the Chicago loop with a vast riverside neighborhood

Plans have been unveiled for ‘the 78’ — a major new development dubbed Chicago’s ‘next great neighborhood’.

Dec 6, 2017

Chicago Mixed-Use Lands $1.2B Research Hub

The 78, Related Midwest’s 62-acre master-planned development, will become home to The University of Illinois System’s innovation center, Discovery Partners Institute.

Oct 23, 2017

The 78 Chicago — The Huge Plan for Downtown That Actually Could Happen

Over the last couple of years, Chicago’s traditional and new media have been ablaze with huge headlines about massive bigger real estate development projects all over town.

Oct 19, 2017

“The 78” to Transform Chicago’s South Loop

If you’ve been wondering why things have been so quiet between Roosevelt Road and Chinatown, it turns out things have been going on behind the scenes.

Oct 18, 2017

South Loop riverfront mega-development to include U of I innovation center

The facility will anchor a University of Illinois satellite campus.

Oct 18, 2017

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