C.H. Robinson Announces New Headquarters On Former Lincoln Park Tannery Site

Future home of C.H. Robinson at former tannery site.

Future home of C.H. Robinson at former tannery site.

The Sheffield Neighbors neighborhood (just west of Lincoln Park) will be the home of a new 207,000-square-foot headquarters for logistics leader C.H. Robinson. The facility at 1511 West Webster will be developed and managed by Sterling Bay, which acquired the 4.18 acre site earlier this year.

A three-story building will be constructed on the former tannery site. Robinson has signed a 15-year lease for the entire property. The company now occupies 160,000 square feet at 1840 N. Marcey Street.

This project will improve an underutilized area along the bank of the North Branch of the Chicago River, according to Sterling Bay principal Andy Gloor.

“We are excited about the opportunity to beautify a portion of the riverfront and to bring jobs to this location,” Gloor said.

It will also be convenient for Robinson employees, according to Mike Ryan, the company’s vice president

“We chose this building because its location is convenient for our employees, many of whom take public transportation to work,” Ryan said. “It’s on a great piece of riverfront property and the built-to-suit aspect will enable us to design a custom space that our current and future employees will love.”

Plans call for occupancy on West Webster in late 2018.

Future location of C.H. Robinson headquarters

Future location of C.H. Robinson headquarters

Location: 1511 West Webster Avenue, Sheffield Neighbors


Author: Bill Motchan

Bill Motchan is a writer and photographer, and a former resident of the West Loop. He can be reached at bill@ChicagoArchitecture.org.

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