Ford Chicago Manufacturing Campus

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Location: Chicago, IL
Owner: CenterPoint Properties
Architect: Cornerstone Architects
Square Footage: 1.6 million sq. ft.
Category: Industrial


  • 155-acre campus consists of four buildings totaling 1.6 million sq. ft.
  • Houses nine manufacturing tenants including: Plastech Engineered Products, TDS Automotive U.S., Ford Motor Company, Visteon Corporation, Summit Polymers, S-Y Systems Technologies, Lear Operations Corporation, Brose, ZF Lemforder and Tower Automotive
  • Relocation of a tributary from nearby Lake Calumet Shipping Channel
  • Awarded the “National Phoenix Award” by the EPA for “innovative brownfield development”
  • Poor soil conditions required dynamic compaction
  • Foundation systems consisting of hundreds of steel piles were driven into the hardpan clays approximately 70 ft. below finished grade

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