A destination for art, history, food, drink, and nightlife, River North is part of the Near North Side of Chicago. Within it, is the Gallery District boasting the largest concentration of art galleries in the U.S., second to Manhattan. Perhaps one of the best areas for nightlife, there are plenty of dining and dancing options in River North. In the summer months, the River walk is a great option for an evening stroll.
Transportation options include Brown line and Red line CTA stops and city buses. Parks include Washington Square Park in front of the historic Newberry Library, plus the Ohio Place Dog Park, Larrabee Dog Park, and Ward Park on the river front. River North is close to luxury shops in the Gold Coast, Oak Street Beach, and family-friendly attractions like Navy Pier, River North is a cosmopolitan neighborhood with the city right outside your doorstep.
The Bush Temple is comprised of two residences that unite as one FLATS community. The historic French Renaissance Revival building on Chicago Avenue was renovated in 2017 and featured 101 apartments, a fitness center with complimentary classes for residents, and a 6th floor roof lounge. The Bush Temple lobby is open to the public with work spaces, cozy seating, and interiors that are a nod to the historic building’s usage as the headquarters of the Bush & Gerts Piano Company. Ground-level retail is currently occupied by Foxtrot Market and Ingrained, a health food shop. The lobby serves as the bridge between historic and contemporary, linking to a brand-new 16-story tower with 129 apartments and roof terrace, lounge, and pool with breathtaking views.
The Ardus, just a few blocks away, is an old-meets-new apartment building which incorporates a former 1920s warehouse with a glass and steel structure. The Ardus features studio and 1 bedroom apartments and 2-bedroom duplex luxury apartments and a gym, rooftop deck and lounge, and lobby with a Heritage Outpost coffee shop. Residents of these buildings are welcome to use the amenities at both FLATS® buildings in River North as well as all FLATS® buildings throughout the city. Read more about River North on our blog.