Related Midwest today unveiled the name and detailed design of The Row Fulton Market, the developer’s 43-story, 300-unit residential high-rise under construction at 164 N. Peoria St., in the heart of Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District. Scheduled to open in June 2023, The Row will place residents steps from the city’s famed Restaurant Row, as well as leading employers that have helped establish Fulton Market as one of the fastest-growing business and cultural centers in the U.S.
Upon completion, The Row will offer convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, including penthouses, all with sweeping views of the surrounding cityscape, and a full suite of amenities informed by how today’s renters live, work and recreate.
In designing The Row, Morris Adjmi Architects drew inspiration from the historic structures throughout the former meatpacking district and nearby L tracks, whose arched support beams are reflected in the building’s glass-and-steel façade. The slender tower is set back from a five-story podium that conceals parking with residences that front Peoria Street. Together with first-level retail space, the podium apartments help activate the streetscape in a manner consistent with adjacent buildings. The Row marks Related’s fourth collaboration with Morris Adjmi Architects nationwide and second in Chicago; the companies most recently collaborated on the 300-unit Landmark West Loop at 1035 W. Van Buren St., which opened in 2017.
Building interiors were created by March and White Design, which incorporated mid-century architectural references synonymous with Chicago through the use of warm tones and rich textures in both residences and common areas.
With floor plans that live graciously, the homes at The Row range in size from 617 to 1,929 square feet and feature nine-foot-six-inch ceilings; expansive windows, some framed by the steel arches that comprise the building’s façade; 8-inch wide-plank flooring; spacious storage; full-size in-unit washers and dryers; roller shades; and resident-controlled Ecobee smart thermostats. The high-end kitchens will boast Italian laminate cabinetry with back-painted glass uppers; quartz countertops with matching full-height backsplashes; Bosch and Fisher & Paykel integrated appliances; Valli&Valli polished chrome hardware; and Kohler fixtures and faucets. Additionally, select residences will have private terraces.
The building will also offer six premium penthouse residences, in three- or four-bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 2,358 to 3,418 square feet. Located on floors 42 and 43, they feature panoramic vistas; 12-foot ceilings; expansive private terraces; and chef-inspired eat-in kitchens with Caesarstone countertops, full-height backsplashes and additional integrated appliances, including a Bosch steam oven and Thermador beverage center. Additional upgrades offered in the top-floor residences include spacious customized closets, a dedicated laundry room with full-size washer and dryer, and motorized Lutron shades.
The Row is part of Related’s Reserve Collection, an exclusive set of properties across the Related Rentals portfolio blending the finest design from celebrated architects and the world’s top interior designers with life-enriching services and benefits. Residents will enjoy a full suite of superior building amenities designed to enhance and complement their daily lives to include a fitness club featuring top-of-the-line equipment; yoga studio; children’s play suite; reservable entertainment suite with adjacent terrace that includes an outdoor kitchen with seating; and multiple lounge and coworking spaces with modular seating and private conference areas.
Positioned atop the podium, other outdoor amenities at The Row include a 13,800-square-foot landscaped recreational deck on the west side of the building, allowing for maximum sunlight, that will feature a lap pool with lounge seating; three outdoor grilling kitchens tucked under pergolas and separated by high planters, with dedicated dining and seating areas; a serene green space with lounging hammocks; and two fire pits with intimate seating that overlooks the city.
Additionally, the building will include a welcoming lobby with a 24-hour concierge and door attendant, and residents will have access to a variety of helpful services, such as move-in coordination, housekeeping, package storage, on-site dry cleaning, and walking, grooming and daycare services for pets. The Row will also offer 146 parking spaces, equipped with 12 electric vehicle charging stations, and complimentary bike storage.
As one of Chicago’s first 80/20 buildings, created under recently passed Affordable Illinois legislation, The Row will set aside 20% of residences, or 60 apartments, as affordable, pioneering a new model for inclusive development that reflects Related’s longstanding commitment to equitable housing.
In conjunction with its contracting division, LR Contracting Company, Related Midwest is once again partnering with BOWA Construction to build The Row, the city’s first high-rise co-led by a Black-owned contractor. BOWA, a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and member of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, Business Leadership Council and the Chicagoland Associated General Contractors, has previously partnered with Related Midwest on a wide variety of projects including Lathrop and the Taylor Street Library and Apartments at Roosevelt Square.
Pre-leasing for market-rate residences at The Row will begin March 1 with the opening of a leasing center just steps from the building at 950 W. Fulton St. that will showcase the building, amenities and available floor plans.