Focus exists at the intersection of development and construction. Since 1993, we have utilized an integrated delivery model to produce a diverse portfolio that pushes the boundaries of construction innovation and quality design.
A perfect example is our new building currently under construction at 167 Green. Slated for full completion in the Fall of 2020, 167 Green is our first office building project, our first project with the extremely talented team at Gensler, and our second partnership with Shapack Partners.
167 Green is located in the vibrant and popular Fulton Market district, an area that is buzzing with art, culture and history. We’re working hand-in-hand with Gensler to ensure that this office building respects and reflects everything that makes this neighborhood so special. There are three essential areas of 167 Green – the offices, the mews and the amenities.
The offices will have LEED Gold certification and offer 360-degree views with floor-to-ceiling glass on all sides. 167 Green also offers the largest floor plates available in Fulton Market.
The mews will pay homage to Fulton Market’s lively neighborhood, connecting the office user to the area’s dynamic culture. It connects Green Street to Halsted Street and serves as a corridor housing events, music showcases, art and pop-up local retail.
The amenities will offer office users a way to seamlessly blend personal and professional life. 167 Green will feature a 400-person town hall as well as other flexible meeting spaces, an onsite parking garage, full-size basketball court, tenant lounge, outdoor terrace and rooftop garden, gym with locker rooms, concierge service, smart technology, yoga and meditation studios, PressBox dry cleaning, a dedicated ride share drop-off and pickup space and more.
We’re excited that construction is well underway – we’re currently working on the concrete deck, masonry, fireproofing and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering. As part of our dedication to innovative construction, our team is eager to begin the installation of a curtain wall system this month, which is a cost and energy efficient option for the building’s façade.
167 Green will be the first office building of this size in Chicago to utilize a new, VRF HVAC system. This design build MEP element is used frequently in projects overseas, though is still relatively new technology here in the United States for buildings of this scale and use. The innovative HVAC system utilizes state of the art technology to provide operators with increased control of the interior climate producing increased comfort while taking up less space than a traditional AHU HVAC system.
Check back here for updates from the construction site at 167 Green.