Another Skyscraper Ready to Loom Over Chicago’s Fulton Market

The log flume of West Town development is splashing a new apartment tower on the north side of the Lake Street L tracks.  A proposal has been filed for a large apartment building at 1201 West Fulton Market.

March, 2021 diagram of 1201 West Fulton Market.
March, 2021 diagram of 1201 West Fulton Market.

The location is just across the street from the western edge of the Fulton Market Historic District, which should make approval a little easier than if it was one block east.

The project was designed by New York’s Morris Adjimi Architects, and includes visible cross-bracing, reminiscent of 875 North Michigan, the former John Hancock Center; but with an exaggerated top hat like 1000 Lake Shore Plaza. 

  • Address: 1201-1215 West Fulton Market
  • Developer: 1201 W Fulton Partners LLC
  • For realsies: Fulton St. Companies
  • Architecture firm: Morris Adjimi Architects
  • Zoning: M2-3 Light Industry → DX-7 Downtown Mixed Use → Planned Development
  • Net site area: 39,001 square feet
  • Floor area ratio: 11.5 (7.0 base + 4.5 bonus)
  • Maximum height: 381 feet, six inches
  • Roof height: 361 feet, six inches
  • Floors: 32
  • Roof terraces:
    • 2nd floor
    • 6th floor
    • 31st floor
  • Maximum residences: 433
  • Affordable housing obligation: 87
    • 44 will be construction inside this building
    • 43 will be off site
  • Retail space: 13,100 square feet
  • Automobile parking: 84 spaces
  • Loading docks: 2

Location: 1201 West Fulton Market, West Town

Author: Editor

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