The city of Chicago picked a venture between Related Midwest and 548 Development for a $38 million project in North Lawndale. The 300,000-square-foot industrial complex will also include a two-building North Lawndale Innovation Center with retail and office uses, as well as a park. The project is Related Midwest’s first industrial development. The development will have two solar-powered, 150,000-square-foot warehouses on either side of the rail line. Related and 548’s proposal won out over seven other bids, including one from the Chicago Cubs and Pritzker Realty Group, which wanted to build an industrial building and a Cubs Urban Youth Academy campus with playing fields on another part of the site.
At our 2022 Buildings Conference, we were fortunate to sit down with AJ Patton, Founder & CEO of 548 Development to hear his take on the opportunities industrial developments present from a sustainability perspective.