Continuing where 2014 left off, the Fulton Market neighborhood's development boom does not appear to be slowing down anytime soon. And to kick 2015 off in a big way, two developers are teaming up to bring a major new apartment, office and retail project to the corner of Lake and Aberdeen, Crain's reported late last week. Located just a couple of blocks away from the old Fulton Market Cold Storage facility (aka 1K Fulton) that Google will soon call home, the proposal is one of at least a handful of upcoming projects that will bring new office space to the area. Designed by Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture (HPA), the plan draws out an eleven story tiered structure that will contain 75 apartments, 140 total parking spaces, 40,000 square feet of office space and over 15,000 square feet of space for first floor retail. The building will also seek LEED certification and feature a large 8,100 square foot green roof. In order to receive the requested zoning change, the plan will need to win the support of the West Loop community, which could become a major challenge due to its height and scale.
·Mixed-use project proposed near Google building in West Loop [Crain's]
·Previous West Loop coverage [Curbed Chicago]