In response to today’s changing workplace environments, FitzGerald has collaborated over the last 24 months with Jones Lang LaSalle, managers of 300 South Riverside Plaza, on a variety of improvements and expansions to the building’s ground floor amenities. Standing 23 stories and measuring 1.1. Million square feet, 300 South Riverside Plaza was built in 1983 on the west bank of the Chicago River. As part of an effort to reposition the property, Jones Lang LaSalle hired FitzGerald to develop a plan to improve the impact and image of the building for current and prospective tenants, retailers, and visitors alike.
FitzGerald worked with building ownership and management to improve a number of interior and exterior areas: Renovations and reconfiguration of a restaurant space to open up glass-walled views to the river, a new riverfront walk, the relocation of a newsstand and convenience store, a conditioned outdoor smokers’ pavilion on the plaza to move smokers away from the building’s entrance, and an all-new lobby lounge.
Today, the building is 98% leased and occupied by nearly 5,000 employees, certified as LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council, and was named among The Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) winners in 2012/2013 by Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA).
In next month’s FitzNews, we’ll have a full case study on the 300 South Riverside improvements, including an overview of the client’s goals and how FitzGerald worked to realize their vision. Stay tuned!