Creating a Thriving Fulton Market – The Vision for Chicago, Through the Lens of four Projects

Sam McKechnie
Building Solutions Specialist
Studco Australia, Melbourne

Creating a Thriving Fulton Market neighborhood – The Vision for a Polycentric Chicago, Through the Lens of four Projects

Over the past sevral decades Chicago’s historic meatpacking district has been graduly transformed into the thriving Fulton Market neighborhood and is now a destination for global companies, their talent, and their investors, as well as local businesses, residents, and tourists.

While organic, this evolution into authentic neighborhood in past 15 years in particualr, is result of strategic private public partnerships focused on improving infrastructure and subsequently adding Live-Work-Play program that continues to transforming the district into one of most desirable neighborhoods in Chicago.

Can Fulton Market distirct serve as a model for the future of Chicago growth—one that has evolved beyond a single center city with disparate indivudal neighborhoods into a truly interconnected, polycentric city threaded with live program?

To more deeply understand the impact that Fulton Market’s development has had on its larger neighborhood context, this presentation will examine four projects that Gensler has designed, in collaboration with Chicago developer Sterling Bay—1330 W Fulton, 333 N Green, 360 N Green, and 110 N Carpenter.

As we continue to embrace our transformation as a city, the lessons learned from Fulton Market can be applied to future developments, to better understand their potential risks, benefits, and overall impact on similar districts across Chicago and broather midwest region.

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