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Former Fulton Market meatpacker begins office and retail transformation

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The trendy Chicago neighborhood continues to attract new development

Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture

Located in the heart of Chicago’s hot and rapidly-changing Fulton Market District, a run-down former meatpacker is ready to start its conversion into a new commercial development. Yesterday, the City of Chicago issued a $7 million renovation permit that will see the three-story brick and timber structure at 939 W. Fulton Market eventually reopen as office, retail, and—very likely—restaurant space.

Acquired by New York-based Madison Capital in 2015 in a four-property deal worth $27 million, the old industrial building will also add a green roof and elevated outdoor terrace. Designed by Chicago’s Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture, the adaptive reuse project commenced interior demolition earlier this year.

In other West Loop construction news, the nine-story condo development known as The Hayden just received a full build-out permit estimated at $38 million. Located near McDonald’s upcoming corporate HQ, the Booth Hansen-designed project at 1111 W. Washington Boulevard began foundation work in August. It will eventually be joined by an identical twin just around the corner at 19 N. May Street.

The Hayden.
Booth Hansen