Department of Planning and Development Banner

Fulton Market Innovation District

Adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in July 2014, the Fulton-Market Innovation District plan is designed to coordinate ongoing development in and around the city's last remaining market district. The plan is intended to coordinate development patterns that balance the area’s historic role as a center for food production and distribution, along with its more recent evolution as a home to innovative industries, culture, nightlife, and housing.

The plan identifies seven key actions that serve to guide City policies and investment within the area generally bounded by Hubbard Street, Halsted Street, Randolph Street and Ogden Avenue. The plan includes:

      • A formal land use plan to guide future zoning change requests.
      • General design guidelines.
      • Assorted infrastructure and streetscape projects that reinforce a cohesive district identity that combines food, innovation, culture and nightlife.
      • And a historic preservation component, approval of which is pending ongoing discussion and pending actions by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks and the Chicago City Council.

    Fulton Market Innovation District Plan