Will an Amazon Stadium Lure Headquarters to Chicago?

Posted by Leo Clark. on Friday, October 27th, 2017 at 5:58am.

One Chicago developer is pulling out all the stops when it comes to efforts to lure another Amazon headquarters to the area. The proposal offers the possibility of a new concert and sports venue close to the Chicago River, and Sterling Bay is even reportedly in discussions with city leaders, production companies and professional sports leagues about a possible partnership.

As of late, the outline includes a network of riverside buildings, interconnected via a walkway from upper levels of two towers. As well, plans also call for a so-deemed “urban campus”, featuring an open quad between rows of much taller towers.

State and city leaders made a formal bid for the new headquarters a couple of weeks ago. It includes the possibility of nearly a dozen different sites, including the one proposed along the river, close to Bucktown and Lincoln Park. 

Amazon wants to take on up to 50,000 employees and move upwards of 8-million square feet of office space to its new headquarters.

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