Developers are eyeing three more projects in Chicago’s Fulton Market District, according to recent zoning applications filed with City Hall. The proposals will undoubtedly accelerate the area’s transformation from wholesale food hub to one of the city’s fastest developing mixed-use neighborhoods.
First up is Sterling Bay’s plan for an 18-story building at the site of the Pioneer Wholesale Meat building at 1000 W. Carroll Avenue, just north of the Google headquarters at 1K Fulton. Resembling three stacked boxes, the 288-foot-tall structure calls for office space, retail, and 144 parking spaces, according to the Chicago City Clerk.
To the immediate east at 345 N. Morgan Street, Sterling Bay also filed paperwork for an 11-story brick and glass office building. The developer had previously pitched a combination movie and parking garage for the site. The design of both Sterling Bay buildings comes from Chicago architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Meanwhile, several blocks to the southwest, along “Restaurant Row,” a joint venture between New York-based developer DDG and Chicago-based Marc Realty has filed plans for a new 23-story hotel tower at 1234 W. Randolph Street. Replacing a dairy facility west of City Winery, the 304-foot-tall, 289-room proposal would be the neighborhood’s largest—eclipsing the upcoming 182-room Hoxton, 115-room Nobu, and 165-room Equinox.
All three projects will require a zoning change from the city to move forward. More information will likely be revealed at community meetings, though no such presentations have yet been announced. News of the proposed office projects and hotel tower was first reported by Crain’s.