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Related Midwest now plans to build an office tower in Chicago's Fulton Market rather than a mixed-use project that also includes apartments

Related Midwest Pivots to Office for Fulton Market Project

At a time when the roster of developers planning more apartments in Fulton Market grows longer, Related Midwest has pivoted away from residential for a new project there. The developer is slated to go before the Chicago Planning & Development Department’s Committee on Design next week with a proposal to build a 41-story, one-million-square-foot office building at 725 W. Randolph St., reported Crain’s Chicago Business

Related Midwest won City Council approval in 2020 to build a mixed-use project on the site. It would have featured an Equinox Hotel & Club, 370 apartments and office space across a pair of high-rises. 

“This is going to be a place workers want to go to, spend time at, collaborate at—there is not a lot of that, and certainly very little available in the market,” Related Midwest CEO Curt Bailey told Crain’s. It would be Related Midwest’s first major office project in Chicago. 

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