South Street Capital announced its plans to build a 350,000 SF office development at 934 N. Branch Street on the site of the Goose Island Boat Yard. The $90 million project calls for new construction of a four-story office building located above one level of covered parking. HPA designed a contemporary form that features an expressed steel structure clad with a glass curtain wall. The proposal also includes an elevated serpentine pedestrian and bike bridge that will cross the Chicago River and create an access point to Milwaukee and Ogden Avenues.
The building’s design references and relates to a second project located across the street that will be developed by the same team. With the adaptive reuse of an existing industrial building at 909 W. Bliss Street into 248,000 SF of office space, Goose Island will be transformed into a high-tech commercial campus.