Real estate developer Fulton Street Companies recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the first major new office development to commence construction in Chicago in more than a year. The expected completion of 919 W. Fulton St. in 2025 will deliver more than 400,000 square feet of mixed-use West Loop office space in the Fulton Market neighborhood.

“Fulton Market is an exceptionally special and unique neighborhood,” said Shanna Khan, founder and president of SNK Capital, which was the lead equity investment partner and chief design officer for the project. “The energy is electric the moment you arrive and, once you’ve visited, it becomes a destination. That’s why I’m passionate about 919 West Fulton. To do something extraordinary, it takes a village. Today, we are no longer talking about what’s possible. Together, we are making it happen.”

Notable tenants at the property will include Chicago-based real estate investor Harrison Street Real Estate Capital and a first-floor Gibsons Restaurant Group establishment.

The building will also accommodate several coworking and conference spaces and feature expansive floor-to-ceiling windows. Amenities will include outdoor terraces on all sides; a rooftop with a lounge and bar; and a fitness center with full locker rooms. Pursuing both WELL and LEED Silver certifications, the development pays close attention to air quality, material selection, energy efficiency, wellness, and environmental impact. The property will also include two lobbies — one on Sangamon and one corridor connecting access between Fulton and Lake streets. Once complete, the address of the finished building will be 217 N. Sangamon.

Notably, Skender Construction (the contractor on the project) will be bringing in all new utilities and connecting the new, nearly football field-sized, 65-stall basement parking garage to the adjacent, existing, lower-level parking structure at 210 N. Peoria. The basement will feature a sophisticated, full-perimeter earth retention system to structurally support the excavation adjacent to the El tracks.

“This development has been more than four years in the making,” said Alex Panici, vice president of Skender. “We are thrilled to get to work bringing this beautiful development to fruition. The office building with high-end finishes and curated amenities is what today’s companies want. Our team is proud to bring this prominent office building to the nation’s fastest-growing urban office submarket.”

“Today’s groundbreaking event is a win for Chicago,” said Alex Najem, founder and CEO of Fulton Street Companies. “We have assembled the very best organizations and companies, led by exceptional people, to remind the world that we can — and will — continue to build in downtown Chicago. Shanna Khan is the definition of exceptional people, and 919 West Fulton would not be possible if not for her belief in the project, her vision as the chief design officer and commitment as the lead equity investor with SNK Capital. As such, Fulton Street is grateful for Shanna; the leadership of Alderman and Vice Mayor Burnett; our tenants; and all of our partners for making this ambitious and remarkable development a reality for our great city.”

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