The Parker Fulton Market is a 29-story post-tension concrete tower with 227 luxury rental apartments, 162 enclosed parking spaces, and 9,715 GSF of Class “A” ground floor retail. Designed by Booth Hansen Architects, the bullet shape of the tower, completely wrapped in glass, offers magnificent floor-to-ceiling views of both downtown Chicago and the Fulton Market district. A covered porte-cochere on Couch Place gives residents an exclusive entry sequence into the building, while the retail space utilizes the prominent Halsted frontage. Several sustainable elements have been included, which contribute to the development’s overall LEED Silver rating.
The residential component of the development includes studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The building’s lobby and leasing center are located on the first floor along with bike storage, trash, and loading. The bulk of the building’s residential amenities are found on the sixth floor, where a large indoor/outdoor group dining space, lounge with internet café, and outdoor pool deck are located.
In addition to the sixth-floor amenities, there is a multipurpose room located on the fifth floor as well as a fitness and yoga studio. The 29th floor of the building offers a lounge with dramatic views of the downtown skyline. This space is open to all residents but can also be reserved for private use to host special events.
Our collaborative team balances financial and aesthetic priorities in all projects. In the Parker Fulton Market project, every step benefitted from this approach, beginning with the negotiation for the price of the land. Quality architecture shaped the vision for a unique building, which we then realized using our integrated delivery method. This method enables us to value-engineer savings realized across the life of the project, resources which could be reinvested into the building’s finishes. As a result, the building’s sale realized the highest per-square-foot price in the Chicago area in 2017.