The Fulton Market Innovation District (FMID) Plan was adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission in July of 2014 and identifies a vision to preserve existing jobs while accommodating private sector investments that reinforce the area’s expanding role as an innovation-driven employment center. To implement the FMID plan’s vision, the City proposed an ordinance to:
In November 2017, the City Council approved the FMID Implementation Ordinance.
Oct. 19, 2017, Plan Commission meeting materials
Oct. 10, 2017, FMID implementation meeting materials
Aug. 24, 2017, FMID implementation meeting materials
Sept. 19, 2017, FMID implementation meeting materials
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: