It Takes an Exceptional City to Build an Extraordinary New Neighborhood

There are 77 neighborhoods in Chicago. This will be the 78th.

Set along a half-mile of riverfront, The 78 is a remarkable 62-acre site that will fuse new homes, commercial enterprises, cultural events, academia and outdoor recreational space into a groundbreaking new neighborhood — one that will challenge how we think about ourselves, and how the world thinks about Chicago.

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The Innovation District at The 78

Chicago is known to be a hub for technology and innovation. The Innovation District at The 78 will be Chicago’s first education-based innovation district along the Chicago River, anchored by the Discovery Partners Institute. Set to break ground in 2024 and designed by OMA, DPI will be the first building to begin construction at the Innovation District. The new building will provide more than 200,000 sq. ft. of office, classroom, lab and event space for DPI and its university and industry partners.

Our Community Commitment

The 78 will bring more than $7 billion of economic activity to the city. We’re making strategic investments in Chicago’s diverse workforce, in small, local, minority- and women-owned businesses, and along the construction supply chain — as a model for socially-responsible development.

All Roads Lead to The 78

Located at Roosevelt and the river, The 78 is close to the Loop and expands the borders of the downtown area to better connect with historic Chicago neighborhoods. The campus will be accessible via multiple modes of alternative transit, including river, road, rail and trail — making it one of the fastest commutes in the city.