In Chicago’s hot Fulton Market District, work is officially underway on a 13-story office development replacing the former AmeriGas propane facility just east of the Ace Hotel. After recently received its first construction permit earlier this month, a formal groundbreaking ceremony was recently held at 320 N. Sangamon on Thursday.
Backed by local developer Mark Goodman & Associates and New York-based partner Tishman Speyer, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz-designed building calls for 268,000 square feet of office space, 7,800 square feet of ground-floor retail, garage parking for 47 cars, and tenant amenities such as a fitness center, a bike room, and outdoor terrace.
Although the developers have yet to announce any tenants for their upcoming building, 320 N. Sangamon was one of several projects rumored to be in the running for an expansion of Google’s Fulton Market headquarters, Crain’s reported this summer. Work is expected to wrap-up in 2021.
320 N. Sangamon is the latest in a string of new West Loop office structures to break ground in recent months. It joins other under-construction developments including 167 N. Green, 333 N. Green, 318 N. Carpenter, Fulton East, and West End on Fulton. Work is also just getting started on a 18-story office tower at nearby 800 W. Fulton Market.
Correction: This post initially described the project as complying with Passive House building standards. Although that was the developer’s original intent, a representative of Tishman Speyer tells Curbed Chicago that the 320 N. Sangamon project is now targeting LEED certification instead.
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It's a beautiful day for a groundbreaking! We are excited to celebrate the start of construction for 320 N Sangamon, a 13-story office building in Chicago's Fulton Market. Congratulations to our colleagues at @tishmanspeyer @clarkbuilds and the whole project team. See you back here in 2021 for the ribbon cutting! • • • #groundbreaking #chiarchitecture #SCB #fultonmarket #320NSangamon #chicagoconstruction