CDOT Cuts Ribbon on Second Phase of Fulton Market Streetscape
City officials joined the West Loop Community Organization and other stakeholders at a ribbon-cutting Friday for the second phase of the Fulton Market Streetscape Project. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) project builds on earlier work at the east end of Fulton Market.
The ribbon-cutting for the stretch from Carpenter Street to Ogden Avenue was held at the corner of Fulton Market and Racine, an area that is primed to take off with the post-pandemic re-opening. The streetscape modernization highlights the historic character of the neighborhood while making it more pedestrian-friendly, and adds placemaking features, including custom wood benches, bike racks and planters.
“We are pleased to be wrapping up this second phase of the Fulton Market Streetscape Project just in time for summer and the city’s re-opening,” said CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi. “The design was a collaboration between the City and residents and businesses in the community.”