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City Breaks Ground on Fleet Management HQ in Englewood

Chicago’s Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) broke ground Monday on 2FM’s new headquarters in Englewood. The new facility will be built on 12.5 acres of city-owned land, formerly the location of Kennedy King College. The Chicago Infrastructure Trust procured the site and provided project management services.

This past October, 2FM’s main fleet facility at 1685 N. Throop St. was sold to developer Sterling Bay for $104.4 million. A portion of the proceeds from the sale will fully fund the construction of three replacement facilities, including the new headquarters.

Along with creating operational efficiencies for 2FM and sister-agency departments who use the equipment maintained by 2FM, the relocation of 220 city employees to the new facility is intended to spur community investment. In February, the city announced that it was marketing property across the street from the new 2FM facility, at 6705-6857 S. Wentworth Ave., for a potential new retail and commercial development.

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).