Construction has started on Fulton East, a 12-story, 90,000-square-foot office and retail building at 215 N. Peoria Street, in the heart of Chicago’s Fulton Market District. Developed by Peoria Green Owner LLC, a venture of veteran Chicago-based real estate developers Bob Wislow and Camille Julmy, the project should wrap up by spring 2020.
Chicago-based Clayco is leading the design-build effort for Fulton East with its in-house architecture firm, Lamar Johnson Collaborative. With eight floors of highly efficient office space, each with a 10,600-square-foot, virtually column-free floor plate that can be used in its entirety, combined with other floors for a multi-floor headquarters or subdivided for smaller firms, Fulton East is designed to appeal to a broad range of tenants.
Fulton East will feature 11-foot, 4-inch ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows with unobstructed views of the Chicago skyline. Building amenities include spacious 9-by-27-foot balconies on each floor for meetings or lounging, as well as an 8,000-square-foot landscaped rooftop park for tenant use. This shared amenity will feature comfortable seating designed for both collaboration and client entertainment, with state-of-the-art connectivity for product demonstrations, team meetings, sports viewing or movie nights.
“We are proud to bring a game-changer to Fulton Market by developing the first Class A boutique office building to fill the need for truly high-quality, small-floor-plate office space in Chicago’s hottest office market,” Wislow said. “At Fulton East, design firms, growing startups, family offices, venture capital and private equity firms, or law, accounting and consulting firms serving companies in the Fulton Market and West Loop neighborhoods can locate in a building sized for their business in the middle of what has become Chicago’s newest corporate epicenter.”
In addition to the rooftop green space and private balconies on each floor, building amenities include reserved indoor parking and an enclosed bicycle storage room. Property operations will incorporate state-of-the-art technical capabilities. The property also offers for lease a 5,000-square-foot retail space at street level.
Fulton East is centrally located and pedestrian-friendly in the heart of Fulton Market’s dining and nightlife offerings. The building is easily accessible from the city and suburbs with its location just west of the Kennedy Expressway, only one and a half blocks from the CTA’s Morgan Green and Pink Line station and two blocks from the No. 8 Halsted bus route.