This downtown pocket serves as the link between Chicago’s bustling Loop and the rapidly developing Fulton Market District pocket neighborhood in the West Loop community. A sea of cyclists can be seen each morning riding down Milwaukee Avenue, sharing the road with commercial vehicles and cement trucks, illustrating this area’s quickly evolving reputation from a 20th century industrial zone to one with glassy high-rises and posh restaurants and nightclubs.
Due to its industrial building stock, the Fulton River District is known for its swank loft condominiums and trendy open floor plan warehouse-to-office conversions. But there’s been a flood of new construction in recent years, bringing hundreds of new upscale apartments and much needed retail to main corridors along Grand and Milwaukee avenues. One notable holdout throughout the years is the old Blommer Chocolate Factory, whose presence is evident by the thick smell of freshly processed cocoa beans.
Transit connectivity is bolstered by the Grand Blue Line station, bus routes along Milwaukee and Grand avenues, and quick access to commuter rail service at Ogilvie and Union stations. New sections of riverwalk are created in conjunction with continued development along the riverfront as per official Chicago River Corridor design guidelines and standards first adopted in 2005 and further revised in 2019.
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