Chicago’s bustling Fulton Market will soon be home to a new 17-story office building, a joint venture by Focus and Shapack Partners. Scheduled for completion at the end of 2020, the new tower will be located on Lake Street between Green and Halsted—across the street from a previous joint venture, The Parker – Fulton Market.
The Gensler-designed office tower will total over 750,000 GSF and offer an unparalleled set of amenities. The planned 17th-floor amenity deck will include a fitness facility, lounge, rooftop patio with fire pits—and even a basketball court. These exceptional amenities will cement 167 Green Street’s position as the first office building of its caliber to be built in Fulton Market.
Design has focused on walkability: the building will rise above a pedestrian pathway, accessible from both Halsted and Green streets. The “mews” will grant pedestrians access to 30,270 square feet of retail space at the foot of the building. With 595,861 square feet of office space available for rent, the building will offer sizable floorplates and 129 parking spaces.
The 167 Green Street project contributes to the creation of public space in a neighborhood previously lacking it. Connecting Halsted and Lake streets, the pedestrian thoroughfare known as the “mews” gives pedestrians access to the building’s retail space via a new public walkway. Pocket parks combining retail, restaurants, and green space—like the one carved out here—have created community spaces in other neighborhoods and cities, and now Fulton Market will benefit.