Tomorrow evening the West Loop Community Organization (WLCO) will hold a meeting to discuss two office proposals for the booming Fulton Market area. Originally reported last November by Crain's, one project is being proposed at what is currently a surface parking lot at the corner of Fulton Market and Halsted streets, while the second project is planned for a surface lot and loading dock next to the old Amity Packing Co. plant on Green Street. Developer Jeffrey Shapack of Shapack Partners will be on hand to present the proposals and answer questions about them. While office space in the area is hot, residents of the West Loop are known for not being too fond of height.
The project at Fulton and Halsted is looking to stand at seven stories, while the Green Street space calls for ten stories. Preliminary drawings reveal buildings that appear to fit in nicely with the old industrial brick warehouses that are common throughout the neighborhood, so perhaps these projects may get a pass from residents who plan on attending tomorrow evening at 6pm at the Merit School of Music. Zoning applications can be viewed here and here.
·Developer Planning Two New Office Projects for Fulton Market [Curbed Chicago]
·Previous Fulton Market coverage [Curbed Chicago]