Reports of the office property sector’s fraying health don’t appear to have reached Chicago, as the construction company Skender joined developer Fulton Street Companies and community leaders today to celebrate the groundbreaking of 919 W Fulton St., a new 11-story mixed-use office development in the city’s Fulton Market neighborhood.
The 409,000-square-foot project marks Chicago’s first major new office development to commence construction in over a year. It is scheduled to open in 2025 and its notable tenants will include Chicago-based real estate investor Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and a first-floor restaurant from the Gibsons Restaurant Group.
919 W Fulton will feature expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, outdoor terraces on all sides, a rooftop with a lounge and bar, several coworking and conference spaces, fitness center with full locker rooms, and a nearly football field-sized basement for 65-stall parking, ComEd vault and mechanicals. The developers are pursuing WELL and LEED Silver certifications for the property.
“Today’s groundbreaking event is a win for Chicago,” said Alex Najem, founder and CEO of Fulton Street Companies. “We have assembled the very best organizations and companies, led by exceptional people, to remind the world that we can – and will – continue to build in downtown Chicago.”