To build up anticipation for its upcoming Fulton West commercial development in the West Loop, a $22 million property pickup and spec start poised to be a hot address with the impending arrival of Google, Sterling Bay launched a mini-site yesterday filled with new renderings. This is certainly not some rented Regus space; the Gensler-designed complex incorporates lots of shared working and social space amidst the 290,000 square feet of offices, along with balconies, a rooftop deck and a transformed pocket park.
The concept would extend the three-story skeleton left from the unfinished property on the lot into a loft-like brick base, complimenting it with an adjacent multistory garage and a few additional stories of more open, steel-and-glass office space. The glass-enclosed courtyard makes nods to the area's industrial past, but make no mistake, the layout appears to favor a startup style of office arrangement. We've reached out to Gensler to learn more about the design, and will update when we hear more. The site is still teasing a December 2016 move-in date
·Fulton West [Official Website]
·Fulton West [Sterling Bay]
·Sterling Bay Spec Start Betting Big on West Loop Office Boom [Curbed Chicago]