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Details emerge regarding 24-story office tower planned for West Loop parking lot

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While no approvals have been granted, the project’s developer hopes to welcome tenants by 2020

The former Coyne College building [top] and its parking lot at 333 N. Green [bottom].
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One of several renderings of the 24-story project obtained by DNAinfo.

The dramatic transformation of Chicago’s Fulton Market from meatpacking district to emerging office market is poised to take another step forward as more details emerge regarding a proposed 24-story tower planned for the former Coyne College parking lot at 333 N. Green Street.

While prominent West Loop developer Sterling Bay previously made its intentions to redevelop the parking lot quite clear, a series of renderings and a stacking plan obtained by DNAinfo Chicago provide a first look at the glass and metal clad tower. In addition to thirteen floors of rentable office space, the images also show a two-story lobby, ground floor retail space, several levels of parking, a 7th floor amenity deck, and outdoor terraces on floors 15 and 22.

Despite still needed zoning approval from the City, Sterling Bay has already signed advertising company WPP to anchor the unbuilt office building. According to the Chicago Tribune, the London-based firm has committed to 253,000 square feet of space and expects to move from River North to its new home in 2020.

As the West Loop’s largest office developer, Sterling Bay has been a driving force in the neighborhood’s transformation. The Chicago-based firm was behind Google’s Chicago offices at 1K Fulton and recently completed the massive ‘Fulton West’ development at 1330 W. Fulton, topped-out McDonald’s new corporate HQ at 110 N. Carpenter, and broke ground on a 12-story office project at 210 N. Carpenter.

Sterling Bay purchased the parking lot and the existing 76,000-square-foot Coyne College building to the immediate west at 330 N. Green last summer for a reported $25 million. While marketing images—complete with tenant fire pits and bocce courts—hint at the company’s plan to adapt the old school into office space, the developer has not ruled out the possibly of future demolition.

333 N. Green Street.
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