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What You Need to Know

The 78 represents the largest undeveloped parcel of land in downtown — at Roosevelt and the River, it is a jewel hidden in plain site. It will be built by men and women from across Chicago, and will forever stand as a future-forward riverfront innovation district that will enrich a city that already has so much to offer.

Our Impact By The Numbers

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62 Acre Site
in the heart of Chicago
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$9 Billion Investment
including improvements for Metra, roads and riverfront
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10 Million Square Ft
of office, residential, shops, education, and sports and entertainment
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1/2 Mile Of Riverfront
connecting The 78 to downtown via Chicago Riverwalk
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10 Acres Of Open Space
with new bike and pedestrian lanes
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1 New Water Taxi Stop
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Thousands Of New Homes
Including the Creation of 20% Affordable Housing
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5 Million Visitors
projected annually
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15 Minute Walk
from the heart of the Loop
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12,000 Construction Jobs
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12 Minute Walk
from Lake Michigan

Why You Want to be Here

The 78 is the first new neighborhood in Chicago in a generation, a transformative spark that will connect the best of Chicago to propel new ideas into groundbreaking achievement.

An open urban campus. A home for enterprise, education and entrepreneurship. A cultural hub that connects some of the richest parts of the city. Unprecedented waterfront access — with room to explore, relax and reinvigorate — stretching more than the length of five city blocks. And an extraordinary venue for a live-work-play lifestyle that defines 21st Century urban living.

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