NGKF Capital Markets has been appointed as the exclusive broker in the sale of 1200 Block, the roughly 145,000 square feet of contiguous land bordering Carroll Avenue to the north, Fulton Market Street to the south, Racine Avenue to the east and Elizabeth Street to the west. The site offers an unprecedented development opportunity located in Chicago’s Fulton Market District.
1200 Block is located in the flourishing Fulton Market Innovation District, adjacent to the Historic Fulton-Randolph Market District where many buildings have the protection of landmark status. The site itself benefits from its proximity to the landmark district, but is not itself protected, allowing for total demolition of the existing buildings and redevelopment of the entire site. NGKF’s Capital Market specialists Senior Managing Director Andy Gallas, Managing Director Gino Tabbi, and Associate Director Dominic Soltero were selected by ownership to lead the sale of 1200 Block because of their market-making proven track records.
“This is a rare and unique opportunity for qualified entrepreneurs or institutions to acquire an entire city block in one of the hottest development neighborhoods in the United States,” said Gallas. “1200 Block is one of the last full block development sites in the booming Fulton Market District that is not encumbered by landmark status, providing developers and investors a blank canvas on which to create a legacy project.”
Located west of Chicago’s Loop, Fulton Market, also known as The Meatpacking District, has become the preferred destination for urban renewal and millennial employment. It is a melding of the old with the new. The area is rapidly evolving into Chicago’s hub for the tech, creative and restaurant industries. The neighborhood transformation is in part tied to Google’s recent relocation of their Midwest Headquarters to a former cold storage facility located at 1000 W. Fulton Market Street (1K Fulton). Google’s commitment to the neighborhood has had a luring effect, attracting other tech/creative companies, an abundance of restaurants, retail stores as well as large numbers of people seeking housing in the immediate neighborhood due to its ultimate live/work/play lifestyle.
“Opportunities like 1200 Block can define the urban core of Fulton Market District where supply is constrained,” added Soltero. “The recent influx of global brands to Fulton Market will give 1200 Block broad appeal to smart money looking to create a marquee project.”
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