As developer Sterling Bay continues its demolition of the former ADM grain silos at the western edge of Fulton Market, the company is also clearing space for an upcoming 14-story office complex at nearby 1200 W. Carroll Avenue.
Last week, the city issued a demo permit for a single-story industrial structure at 1212 W. Carroll. It's unclear when Sterling Bay plans to break ground on the new building, but the project should be moving forward relatively soon in order to welcome commercial tenants sometime in 2023, based on a recent marketing brochure.
Designed by Gensler, the 227-foot-tall development resembles a series of stacked rectangular glass volumes rising just south of the Metra tracks between Elizabeth Street and Racine Avenue. The plan features roughly 485,000 square feet of rental space—including 12,500 square feet of retail—plus private terraces and a lounge for tenants and parking for 100 vehicles.
As the developer of the Google building at 1K Fulton and the McDonald's global HQ at 110 N. Carpenter, Sterling Bay is one of the West Loop's most prolific office builders. The company has zoning approval for additional office projects at 330 N. Green, 360 N. Green, and 345 N. Morgan and recently pitched its first residential project in the area.
Sterling Bay is pursuing its 1200 Carroll project in partnership with AustralianSuper, Australia's largest pension fund.