The master-planned $164 million campus includes nearly 200 acres and 2.3 million-square feet of light manufacturing, assembly and logistics space that currently supports 500 annual construction jobs and up to 1,400 permanent jobs at full buildout. The project will complement NorthPoint’s adjacent 155-acre supplier park that serves Ford Motor Company’s nearby Torrence Avenue assembly plant, comprising a total of nearly four million square feet and creating the largest industrial park in the City.
The historic site was first occupied by Republic Steel in 1901, but has remained vacant for nearly 20 years.
“Commerce Park Chicago is an economic engine and jobs generator that is a beacon of hope on the Southeast Side during a time when Chicagoans need good-paying jobs and opportunities as we battle the human and economic impacts of the global pandemic,” said Chicago Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th Ward). “The transformation of an abandoned relic to