YIMBY has fresh photos showing off two major office space projects rising in the Fulton Market neighborhood of West Loop. Both sites, 800 W Fulton Market developed by Thor Equities, and 320 N Sangamon Street developed by Tishman Speyer, lie just north of the Fulton Market street, and just south of the Metra North West and Central Line rails. Transit in the area includes the bus route 8 stop at Halsted & Fulton Market. CTA L access includes Morgan station along the Green and Pink Lines, just one block south of Fulton Market. The area has been noted previously for its growing vibrancy amongst a slew of new restaurants, bars, and mixed-use development.
Permits were filed in July for 4930 N Damen Avenue in Ravenswood, where a three-story residential building is planned. The narrow site is a one-minute walk north from bus route 8’s Damen & Argyle stop. Nearby Metra access includes Ravenswood station, a nine-minute walk southeast. Nearby CTA L access is a seven-minute walk directly south to Damen station. Another point of interest is the nearby Winnemac Park, a two-minute walk north. Additionally, just a 14-minute walk southwest is the major Lincoln Square intersection of N Western Avenue, W Lawrence Avenue, and N Lincoln Avenue, which hosts a multitude of restaurants, bars, and shops.
Renovation permits have been filed for Cunningham Hall, a nine-story residential building originally designed by famous German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1955, at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Located at 3100 S Michigan Avenue on the northeastern edge of the main campus in Bronzeville, the structure was built by Mies van der Rohe as part of his campus plan and used as on-campus apartments. The nearest CTA L station is the 35th Bronzeville IIT stop, serviced by the Green Line, a five-minute walk away. You can catch the 31, 1, or 4 CTA Bus at the corner of E 31st Street and S Michigan Avenue, steps from the property. Illinois Institute of Technology is listed as the owner behind the applications.
Permits have been filed for two towers in the West Loop. The first tower, at 1400 W Randolph Street, will be a 25-story mixed-use building. The second tower, at 1440 W Randolph Street will be an 11-story residential structure. The project site is located along W Randolph Street, with 1400 W Randolph sitting on a corner lot at the intersection of W Randolph Street and N Ogden Avenue. 1440 W Randolph Avenue sits on an interior lot along W Randolph Street between N Ogden Avenue and W Lake Street, across the street from Union Park. The nearest public transportation is Ashland CTA L station, serviced by the Green and Pink Lines, a five-minute walk away from either property. MP Union Park LLC is listed as the owner behind the applications, likely an LLC for Marquette Companies, a local real estate company, who is developing both properties simultaneously.