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Proposed Fulton Market office development tweaks its design once again

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The project slated for 1201 W. Lake has shed its dark steel skin in favor of more glass

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The three flavors of 1201 W. Lake: 2015 (top), 2016 (middle), 2017 (bottom)
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A Fulton Market project that started its life on the drawing board as a four-story masonry office building and grew into a six-story design clad in steel and glass has changed its look one more time. Located at 1201 W. Lake—and aptly branded “Twelve01West” by its developer McCaffery Interests—the proposed West Loop building has recently opted for a more airy, glassy appearance while also tacking on another floor of rentable office space.

The now seven-story proposal would replace a single-story commercial building with 135,000 square feet of offices plus 11,700 square feet of ground floor retail. The latest plan also calls for a 45-stall parking garage and a top floor penthouse with tenant amenity space and an outdoor deck. Chicago-based Antunovich Associates is listed as the project’s design architect on paperwork filed with the city back in November.

Requiring a zoning change from the C1-2 Neighborhood Commercial to the DX-5 Downtown Mixed-Used, the project is currently labeled as “in progress” on the website of the Neighbors of the West Loop (NoWL) Development Committee—meaning the group has yet to officially announce its support. The project is expected to be delivered in the early fourth quarter of 2018, according to McCaffery.

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