Groundbreaking ceremony marks construction start for new office building

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Chicago general contractor, Summit Design + Build, LLC, broke ground recently on the construction at 1040 West Fulton.

When completed, the site will be home to a 29,000-square-foot, five-story boutique office building with first floor retail. The groundbreaking brought together members of the project team, community organizations, friends and family to recognize the project and the firm’s first time as developer.

Summit, a longtime occupant of the now booming Fulton Market, kept an office at Lake and Carpenter when first founded. Shortly after in 2006, Summit moved to 1032 W. Fulton Market where it still occupies the full third floor. Plans are for the firm to move to the top two floors of 1040 West Fulton following its completion next fall, leaving roughly 14,000 square feet of office space and 2,800 square feet of retail space. The new construction also features 17 indoor parking spaces, a fifth floor outdoor terrace and a sixth floor, 2,500-square-foot rooftop.
 
Work will progress through the winter with excavation for a basement parking garage, pouring of concrete foundation and slab, heavy timber and steel structural work and masonry.
 
The project team includes architect, Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture; owner’s representative, Carr Realty Advisors; structural engineer, IMEG Corporation; civil engineer, Weaver Consultants Group; and MEP engineer, WT Engineering.

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