Chicago’s Fulton Market has seen all sorts of new development in recent months, including everything from major commercial projects to boutique-style hotels that are completely transforming this part of the city into a trendy place to live, work, or simply visit.
Along with many who already call Fulton Market home, the city of Chicago has also taken notice in the neighborhood’s ongoing transformation, which is why it’s planning to invest nearly $20 million into a streetscape project that should help boost the area’s already rapidly growing appeal.
According to a release, the project would involve adding new pavement and cobblestone to select intersections, as well as improving street lighting and adding more pedestrian-friendly upgrades all throughout the neighborhood.
Despite some objections by those who want to maintain Fulton’s Market’s original industrial character, the Department of Transportation is already scheduled to break ground on the new $19.6 million streetscape project that will run along Fulton from Halsted to Carpenter Street in phase one of the project, then onto the stretch of Fulton between Carpenter to Ogden in phase two. Work for phase one of the Fulton streetscape enhancement should be finished sometime next year.