With structural work wrapping up, facade work has commenced for a major new industrial development at 1237 W Division Street in West Town. Developed by Logistics Property Company and designed by Ware Malcomb, the project is set to become Chicago’s first Class A, multi-story logistics facility close to downtown. Occupying what was formerly an empty lot and a Peoples Gas facility, the site is adjacent to N Elston Avenue and bordered by Metra UP-N and NW railway tracks.
The development comprises a two-story industrial building connected to an adjacent five-story parking garage. The industrial facility will house two stacked warehouses, each providing 252,700 square feet of space and standing 36 feet tall. The warehouses will feature 28 truck dock positions per floor, and intermediate levels will offer parking for operational vehicles. All floors will be connected by two linear ramps and a large helix ramp. Tenants also have the option to build out up to 50,000 square feet of office space.
The parking garage, linked to the main building by an overhead bridge, will accommodate approximately 405 vehicles across its five levels. As for its exterior architectural elements, precast concrete panels will be painted in shades of black and gray, and the garage will sport large-scale art installations including graphical perforated metal panels.
The project is being overseen by Walsh Construction as the general contractor. The facility is expected to open by mid-2024.