FULTON MARKET — A Chicago developer will pitch plans for a new mixed-use building in Fulton Market Wednesday night, the latest proposal in the red hot neighborhood.
Vequity aims to develop a new office building with ground floor retail/restaurant space at 1001 W. Fulton St., according to the West Loop Community Organization. The developer will present plans to the community at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Catalyst Ranch, 656 W. Randolph St.
The proposed building would also include an accessible rooftop area. The lot at 1001 W. Fulton is currently vacant.
In a pitch to the Neighbors of West Loop group in February, developers said they planned a five-story, 77-foot building for the site. The developer wanted to occupy the second floor and third floor of the building.
At the time, Neighbors of West Loop leaders said the proposed building, which would include a structural steel and masonry facade, looked "prison like" and "underwhelming." The neighborhood group asked the developer to consider incorporating design elements consistent with the Fulton-Randolph Market Landmark District guidelines.
If approved, the building would be located on the same block as a row of three-story commercial buildings and across the street from the 1K Fulton building, home to Google Chicago's headquarters.
The developer is requesting a zoning change from C1-1 to a DX-3 Planned Development.
The proposed development is located in the 27th Ward.