Directions


When your GPS, rideshare, or taxi brings you to 1415 North Cherry Avenue, you will be at the entrance of the MxD parking lot. Take the sidewalk (heading south) that runs between the parking lot and the hill, which leads you up to the glass doors. This is the entrance of MxD.

Please note, closed-toed shoes are required in order to tour the factory floor at MxD.

UI LABS Parking Lot
UI LABS Parking Sign

PARKING

MxD has parking reserved directly in front of the building on the east side of the parking lot. Visitors are advised to park in MxD parking spots exclusively, or else risk being towed.

BICYCLE PARKING

Bicycle racks are located just in front of MxD’s building. All bike parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Management is not responsible for stolen bicycles.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

MxD is accessible via public transportation.

METRA: The Clybourn Metra Station is a short drive or taxi away, at 2001 North Ashland Avenue approximately 1.5 miles from MxD. The Clybourn Station serves Metra’s Union Pacific/North Line and Union Pacific/Northwest Line. For information, visit:  www.metrarail.com

CTA: MxD is accessible by Chicago Transit Authority Red and Blue Line Trains; however, they require a 15- 20 minute walk.

From the Red Line at North and Clybourn:

  • Exit at North and Clybourn
  • Walk west on North Ave
  • Turn onto Cherry Ave. pedestrian bridge
  • Walk up to 1415 North Cherry and arrive at MxD

From the Blue Line at Division:

  • Exit at Division
  • Walk east on Division Street
  • Turn north on Hickory Avenue
  • Walk down Hickory to Cherry Ave., turn east into MxD lot

BUS: MxD is in close proximity to the Chicago Transit Authority #70 Division Bus and #8 Halsted Bus. For detailed transportation information, visit: www.transitchicago.com

Recommended Driving Routes:

FROM MERCHANDISE MART

Click here for interactive Google Map of these directions.

FROM O’HARE AIRPORT (15.4 MILES)

Follow the signs and merge onto highway I-190 E (0.8 miles). Follow the signs to merge onto I-90 E (13.0 miles). Exit at 49A, Division Street. Continue East on Division Street (0.7 miles) until reaching Cherry Avenue. Turn left (north) on Cherry Avenue (0.3 miles); our parking lot will be on the right. See top of page for final steps.

FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT (12.7 MILES)

Follow the signs and merge onto highway I-55 N (2.6 mi). Follow the signs to merge onto I-90 W / I-94 W (9.5 miles). Exit at 49A, Division Street. Continue East on Division Street (0.7 miles) until reaching Cherry Avenue. Turn left (north) on Cherry Avenue (0.3 miles); our parking lot will be on the right. See top of page for final steps.

GETTING BACK TO THE LOOP FROM MxD

Please note: the fastest route is typically taking 90/94, however if the highway is congested this is a recommended alternative.

Starting at MxD, head south on North Cherry Avenue and take slight left onto North Branch Street. Take right onto North Halsted Street and head south until you reach North Milwaukee Avenue. Take a left onto North Milwaukee Avenue. Continue down Milwaukee, and then take a right (south) onto North Desplaines Street. Continue south until you reach the East-West street you need and take left (east) into the loop.