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Prominent Developer Pitches 26-Story High-Rise For Fulton Market

The latest proposal comes amid a slew of developer plans for apartment and condo towers in the former meatpacking district.

Prominent West Loop developer Jeff Shapack is looking to build a 26 story, 270 feet tall residential high rise at 1353 W. Fulton Market Street.
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FULTON MARKET — Yet another builder has proposed apartments for a previously off-limits part of the West Loop.

Prominent West Loop developer Jeff Shapack wants to build a 26-story, 270-foot-tall residential high-rise at 1353 W. Fulton Market St., according to zoning paperwork filed with the city this week. It’s among several recent proposals for housing north of Lake Street, which was banned for years.

The tower would have 316 units, 16,300 square feet of retail space and 200 parking spaces on the corner of Ada and Fulton street, paperwork shows.

The building — designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill — would be made of glass and aluminum with metal trim, and it would have amenity decks on the fifth, 19th and 26th floors.

The application doesn’t specify whether the building is an apartment or condo building, and a zoning attorney and the developer did not return requests for comment.

For an apartment building, 20 percent of the units would need to be earmarked as affordable to comply with the city’s Affordable Requirement Ordinance. 

The plan is the latest in a slew of proposals from developers who are eyeing Fulton Market for residences.

Last week, City Council approved two plans that will being more than 1,000 apartment units to the neighborhood. 

Also last week, Sterling Bay unveiled a 25-story tower with 350 apartment units nearby at 1245 W. Fulton Market St. 

The proposal will need support from Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. (27th) and West Loop Community groups before being considered by the city’s plan commission and zoning committee.

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Prominent West Loop developer Jeff Shapack is looking to build a 26 story, 270 feet tall residential high rise at 1353 W. Fulton Market Street.

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