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Sterling Bay Looks To Bring 2 More Office Towers To Booming Fulton Market

The prominent West Loop developer aims to build an 18-story tower and 11-story building just north of the Google Headquarters.

Sterling Bay aims to build an 18-story tower at 1000 W. Carroll Ave. on the Pioneer meat wholesaler site.
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WEST LOOP — Sterling Bay wants to expand its West Loop footprint again by bringing two more office buildings to booming Fulton Market, according to a zoning application filed with the city.

The prominent developer behind both the West Loop-based Google Chicago offices and McDonald’s headquarters — as well as the recently approved Lincoln Yards project— aims to build an 18-story tower at 1000 W. Carroll Ave., and an 11-story building at 345 N. Morgan St.

The Carroll Avenue property currently houses meat wholesaler Pioneer. The Morgan property is a one-story building owned by Sterling Bay.

The proposed 288-foot, 18-story office tower 0n Carroll, just north of the Google headquarters, would add 536,251 square feet of space.

The 11-story, or 178-foot tower on Morgan, just north of the Ace Hotel, would add an additional 212,358 square feet, a 430-page zoning filing shows.

Sterling Bay also wants to add 211 parking spaces across from the towers. Last year, Sterling Bay pitched a seven-story, 132-foot parking garage and movie theater for 345 N. Morgan Street property, according to Curbed.

Just blocks a few blocks east, at 333 N. Green St., the West Loop-based developer is currently constructing a 19-story office building at the old Coyne College site.

In 2018, the firm proposed a 20-story office tower at 330 and a 21-story building at 360 N. Green St., according to Curbed.

Sterling Bay is seeking a zoning change to build the two office towers from M2-3 Light Industry and Planned Development 1282 to DX-5 Mixed-Use, then to a business Planned Development.

Last fall, Sterling Bay bought the Carrol Avenue lot that currently houses meat wholesaler Pioneer facility for $20 million, Crain’s reported.

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