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Hoxton Hotel for Fulton Market gearing up for construction

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Heavy equipment spotted on the site indicates that foundation work is on the way

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The construction boom in the greater West Loop area appears to be heating up with the summer temperatures in Chicago, and the upcoming Hoxton Hotel for 844 W. Lake Street appears to be the next project to start. While a foundation permit has not been formally issued, heavy equipment is already staged on the site and ready to begin the moment the permit is finally in hand. Blogger and photographer Daniel Schell of Building Up Chicago spotted the equipment on site this afternoon.

Initially announced in January 2016, the upcoming hotel comes from prominent West Loop developer Shapack Partners—the group behind the area’s Soho House hotel and private club, as well as the 227-unit Parker Fulton Market rental tower. The Chicago Hoxton Hotel will stand at 11 stories tall and will contain 170 guest rooms, two levels of office space, ground-floor retail, and a rooftop terrace. In addition, Boka Restaurant Group, the firm behind restaurants including Momotaro, Swift & Sons, and Girl & the Goat, is opening a restaurant and bar in the upcoming hotel, our sister site Eater Chicago reports. The design comes from New York’s Morris Adjmi Architects with Chicago-based GREC serving as architect of record.

A demolition permit was issued for the existing auto shop and meat packing buildings back in December. The site has since been cleared for the new 11-story hotel to take shape.