This would be Fulton Market's biggest project yet

A massive, $600 million development calls for office and lab space, apartments, a hotel and a big fitness center in the red-hot Fulton Market District.

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maydaydemise
maydaydemise
47 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Sorry for the shitty title, was trying to follow the rule of using the original headline, but the headline "This would be Fulton Market's biggest project yet" on it's own is pretty much clickbait, so I added a bit more descriptive detail.

Here's a brief summary for those without a Crain's subscription:

A Chicago developer is getting ready to unveil plans for a $600 million mixed-use project in the Fulton Market District, the biggest real estate development to date in the fast-growing neighborhood.

A Fulton Street venture recently paid $42 million for the 2-acre property at the northwest corner of Fulton Street and Racine Avenue...

The development will include 500 apartments and 200 hotel rooms in a roughly 50-story tower; a 25-story, 500,000-square-foot office building; and a 10-story, 200,000-square-foot building catering to life sciences companies, Najem said.

EDIT: For additional context the same company is developing a 34 story, 433 apartment building across the street at the same intersection. Here's an article on that development. Some major incoming density further west in Fulton Market than most of the larger towers we've seen so far.

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20 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Fulton is just River North now. I say that negatively in my personal opinion but I guess others may like it.

freshairr
freshairr
10 · 5 days ago · Reddit

It'll be interesting if they can get it approved. Like the article mentioned, the area hasn't approved buildings over 500ft in the past few projects. I kind of like that the area isn't dominated by skyscrapers?

Claim312ButAct847
Claim312ButAct847
7 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Wild. I worked at Tucker Pup's down there when the area was mostly sketchy warehouses.

That was only like...8 years ago and it's a totally different neighborhood now. It's crazy how fast it flips. We'd watch them doing the work for the Google office when we were outside with the dogs.

RayzfoDayz
RayzfoDayz
6 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Would you say west loop is the most upcoming neighborhood in the city?

AmazingObligation9
AmazingObligation9
5 · 5 days ago · Reddit

I live in the WL and it feels like no even lives in any of these new builders or works in any of the business high rises. No ones ever around there or going in or out. Maybe I’m just observing at odd hours

BirdPerson107
BirdPerson107
5 · 5 days ago · Reddit

Aren’t they building an equinox hotel on Randolph off the Kennedy too?