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Norton Rose Fulbright will be the first law firm to establish an office in Chicago's Fulton Market District

Commission Will Weigh Updated Fulton Market Plan

The Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) updated plan for real estate development and infrastructure investment within the Fulton Market area will be presented for consideration by the Chicago Plan Commission at its meeting Thursday.

The updated Fulton Market Innovation District (FMID) plan includes 12 new strategies to guide mixed-use improvements in the area primarily bounded by Hubbard Street, Halsted Street, Randolph Street, and Ogden Avenue on the Near West Side.

The original FMID plan was adopted in 2014 to help guide the westward expansion of the CBD around the Morgan Street CTA station, which opened in 2012. Since then, the 217-acre area has seen more than $14 billion in approved or built real estate investments.

If the updated plan is approved by the Plan Commission following a public hearing, it will guide policy implementations and project review criteria for future public and private investments.


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