Mixed-Use Towers To Replace Chicago Flour Mill
Developer Sterling Bay is planning to redevelop the site of the former Archer Daniels Midland flour mill, on the western edge of the Fulton Market District in Chicago, with a pair of mixed-use buildings, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reports. A zoning application seeks approval for a 38-story building containing 338 apartments, parking for 460 vehicles and more than 18,580 m2 of offices at 1300 West Carroll Avenue. It also notes plans for a second phase that will include a tower on the western end. While those plans are “subject to future site plan approval,” the second tower would rise almost 30 m taller than the first and include 633 apartments, parking for 255 vehicles and 52,954 m2 of offices. Sterling Bay purchased the property in 2020 and demolished the old flour mill earlier in 2021, despite a push from local preservationists to maintain and reuse the historic structures. The new development would be Sterling Bay’s largest apartment project to date. The company says it will make 20%, or 194 units, affordable.