(June 20, 2017 – Chicago, IL) Focus Development, one of Chicagoland’s premier developers was joined by Soul City Church, a Chicago organization with the vision to lead a movement that transforms the soul, the city and the world, to celebrate the topping off of the Soul City Church project last month. The project includes renovation of the existing church building and construction of a new, 45,000 square foot, 3-story addition to a church in the West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. The event included lunch for the dedicated group of tradesmen and woman who have been working to make the project a reality since the project kicked off in October of last year.
The Parker at Fulton Market has been selected as a finalist for ULI’s 2017 Vision Award. Projects selected for this award are examples of excellence across “the full development process – construction, economic viability, marketing, and management—as well as design – and promote best practices in development”. Winners in this category utilize creativity across process, partnerships, problem-solving and design.
April 18, 2017
By ALBY GALLUN
The developers of a 29-story apartment tower in the Fulton Market neighborhood have put the “For Sale” sign up, even before taking the “For Rent” sign down.
A group led by Chicago-based Shapack Partners has hired CBRE to sell the Parker Fulton Market, a 227-unit tower at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted streets that opened last summer.
The 227-unit development is the latest luxury offering in Chicago’s hottest ‘hood’:
Chicago’s Fulton Market District in the West Loop has emerged as one of Chicago’s trendiest spots. A testament to the neighborhood’s recent success, the new 29-story Parker Fulton Market towers over the southeast corner of Lake and Halsted like a glassy exclamation point. Developed as a joint venture between Shapack Partners, Focus Development, and Atlantic Realty Partners, the 227-unit rental building is abuzz with activity as it prepares to welcome its first residents. The project not only represents the newest luxury residential offering in Fulton Market, but perhaps provides a glimpse into the near future of this rapidly-developing neighborhood.
November 20, 2015
Circa 922 was among the winners at the Key Awards – put on by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago – bringing home a Crystal Key for Innovation and Creativity for Technical Innovation. The project’s architect – FitzGerald and Associates submitted the entry, which focused on the building’s Girder-Slab structural system–the first time used in Chicago–which was chosen for its value, speed of erection, and low floor-to-floor heights. Girder-Slab is a prefabricated system of modified steel girders that allow precast concrete slabs to sit within the channel between beams–rather than on top of those beams–so floor-to-floor heights are greatly reduced. As a result, the building includes an additional floor in the same overall building height when compared to traditional steel structure design.
By: Alby Gallun
Circa922 includes the older, 45-unit building, and a new 10-story, 104-unit tower, which opened in January 2014. (Photo by CoStar Group)
By: Alby Gallun
The developers of a 149-unit apartment project in the West Loop have put the property up for sale, betting that its proximity to Google’s future Chicago offices and other technology companies will attract hefty bids from investors.
A joint venture including Northbrook-based Focus Development has hired CBRE to sell Circa922, a recently completed multifamily project at 922 W. Washington St. The property is close to the city’s emerging technology sweet spot, four blocks from the Google project and about eight blocks west of Gogo, Uber Technologies and Twitter’s new offices.
Developers Shapack Partners and Focus Development are joining forces to bring a new glassy, curvy mixed-use tower to the West Loop, and unveiled their proposal to a group of area residents last evening. The new 28 story development is set to include 227 residential units with parking for 162 vehicles and about 60 bicycles. In addition to its residential component, the LEED Silver tower will include approximately 9,700 square feet of ground level commercial space. Apartment rental rates at the new tower, which will be situated near popular restaurants and nightlife, are expected to fetch $3/foot. Designed by Booth Hansen architects, the tower with its curved shape certainly
By: Joe Zekas
It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development.
Two weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to build 131 apartments on a site currently occupied by Carmichael’s Steak House. Last week the Chicago Architecture Blog revealed plans for a 32-story apartment tower front I-290 at 1061 W Van Buren.
Two days ago Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Focus Development is part of a group planning a mixed-use development at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted on a site whose current zoning would allow 155 apartments.