On Tuesday, November 27th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Alderman Walter Burnett (27th Ward) and the West Loop Community Organization to cut the ribbon on the first phase of the Fulton Market Streetscape, a community-inspired modernization of the corridor that is Chicago’s first wholesale market and now is an incubator for the City’s thriving tech economy. As the first phase of the project wraps up from Halsted Avenue to Carpenter Street, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced it will launch work in the coming weeks on the second phase from Carpenter to Ogden Boulevard.
“The new streetscape is a major milestone in the redevelopment of Fulton Market, an area that was Chicago’s economic engine in the 19th Century that has been reborn and is now powering the City’s tech boom,” Mayor Emanuel said. “Working closely with Alderman Burnett and the community, we have invested to modernize the existing infrastructure and restore this historic area to make it safer for pedestrians and suitable for the mixed-use economy of the 21st Century.”
Read the press release from the Mayor's office by clicking here.
View the video of the press conference by going here.