Fulton Market Chicago icon A Sterling Bay Development




Commercial Office




A Fusion of Past and Present

Nestled within the Fulton River District in Chicago’s West Loop, Fulton Market comprises Washington Boulevard to Grand Avenue and I/90-94 west to Ogden Avenue. As you stroll through the district, you can feel the vibrant energy and see the neighborhood’s rich history beside you, including the industrial grit and the faded-brick buildings.

Modern urban culture and bustling commerce now saturate the area. Creative and architectural firms; chic condos; boutique hotels; and trendy shops, eateries and galleries have either replaced or moved next door to former meat company buildings and cold-storage facilities. This unique fusion of past and present makes Fulton Market one of Chicago’s most sought-after neighborhoods. With sweeping views of the Chicago skyline from across the river’s south branch, Fulton Market also has the feeling of being immersed in, yet independent from, downtown.


Population growth since 2000


Professional workforce


of residents hold a bachelor's or graduate's degree


of housing is rented


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Chicagoland-area consumers who seek the contemporary and stylish consistently flock to Fulton Market for its avant-garde dining. Restaurants like Little Goat, Next, Swift & Sons, Vera, Au Cheval, Nellcote, Publican, Grange Hall Burger Bar and Belly Q line the streets, many of which have been voted a best new restaurant by Chicago Magazine. Bars and clubs such as The Aviary, The Office, The Betty, The Tasting Room, Aberdeen Tap and Bottom Lounge are all highly regarded in the area. Fulton Market also offers eclectic modern expression at exhibits such as The Mars Gallery (1139 West Fulton Market), Packer Schopf Gallery (942 West Lake) and Kasia Kay Art Projects Gallery (215 North Aberdeen).View the neighborhood map.


Convenient Commuting

A flourishing commercial district requires an efficient commuting method to and from the area. Fulton Market features Chicago's newest CTA Green/Pink Line 'L' station at the intersection of Lake and Morgan. The district is also within walking distance to the Blue Line station at Grand/Milwaukee and the Blue Line station at Racine (UIC). The train service, along with many CTA bus routes, has helped energize the West Loop’s growing commercial and residential prosperity. In addition, multiple Divvy shared bike stations surround the Fulton Market area. 1KFulton offers secure bike storage and a shuttle service to and from Chicago’s Union Station and Ogilvie Transportation Center. For those traveling by car, Fulton Market is just moments away from the I-90/94 and I-290 highways.


Period of Prolific Production

In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, Chicago’s famous Union Stock Yards supplied the city’s meatpacking district to the north, of which Fulton Market was a major part. Although no longer a national meat supplier, today Fulton Market is still a source of wholesale food for restaurants and hotels throughout the Chicagoland area.

The neighborhood is now one of the most actively evolving sectors of the downtown Chicago market. Similar to the Meat Packing district of New York City, this area, once dominated by wholesale meat companies and cold storage facilities, is now transforming. Award-winning restaurants, architectural and creative firms, and residential buildings share the streets with delivery trucks and pallet jacks.


Demand Exceeding Supply

With a current 3:1 ratio of demand to supply, Fulton Market has become one of Chicago’s hottest up-and-coming neighborhoods. Major corporations, restauranteurs and retailers alike are flocking to the area, including Google, Inc., Uber, Rick Bayless, Soho House, Billy Reid and Kit & Ace. California–based Google now anchors the 1KFulton development, which Sterling Bay recently converted from a windowless cold storage structure into a first-class office and retail destination. Google’s decision to shift its Midwest operations from River North to Fulton Market reflects the evolution of the area into a work/play/live neighborhood.

Capitalizing on the momentum of the Google relocation, Sterling Bay has become a leading investor in developing the district. Current plans and future aspirations include:


Get the Latest Buzz

With so much positive buzz currently surrounding Fulton Market, there has been plenty of media coverage of current developments. A few recent announcements include:

"In Chicago, the West Loop Leaves Its Gritty Past Behind"
The New York Times | Elaine Glusac

"Hot in Chicago: the West Loop Neighborhood"
The Wall Street Journal | Alina Dizik

"JP Morgan to Fund Developments in Chicago"
Real Estate Alert

"Sterling Bay buy's Oprah's West Side Harpo campus for $30.5 million"
Chicago Tribune | Bob Goldsborough

"Google expands its Fulton Market offices yet again"
Crain's Chicago Business | Ryan Ori

"Fast-growing Uber hiring 150 people, moving Chicago office"
Crain's Chicago Business | Ryan Ori

"Amid 17-story hotel plan, debate over Fulton Market's future may only be beginning"
Crain's Chicago Business | Micah Maidenberg

"After Google deal, developer cooks up plans for nearby properties"
Chicago Real Estate Daily

"Chicago Confidential: Google certain to make cold-storage building cool"
Chicago Tribune

To find out more about available space, contact office@sterlingbay.com | (312) 202-3478.