CNI is the master developer of Pullman Park, a 180-acre, mixed-use site at 111th Street and I-94. During its involvement, CNI has coordinated $370 million in new investments, attracted many new businesses and amenities, and created nearly 1,500 jobs.
As a result, Pullman Park has delivered much-needed new services, and amenities to the Pullman, Roseland, and the Greater Calumet Region. Among them are The Pullman Community Center, a Walmart with a full-service grocery store, a Ross Dress for Less, a Planet Fitness and an Advocate Health Care facility. In addition, the 111th Street Gateway Retail Center features the One Eleven Food Hall offering three dining options: Lexington Betty Smokehouse, Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine and AndySunflower Café. It also houses a Potbelly’s, Star Cleaners, and a Blue Door wellness center.
CNI and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the first Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chicago last October. The ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly constructed 150,000 square-foot facility brings 200 to 300 new jobs to Pullman and has made Pullman Park the city’s most vibrant industrial park and its fastest growing employment area.
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In 2020, six years after Method opened the consumer cleaning industry’s first LEED Platinum-certified plant in Pullman Park, its parent company, SC Johnson, leased an additional 400,000 square foot warehouse there. The company’s second facility is the first Opportunity Zone project to be completed on Chicago’s South Side and is being used to distribute its environmentally friendly products around the world.
Four years after Gotham Greens developed the world’s largest commercial rooftop greenhouse atop of Method Products, it opened a second greenhouse in Pullman Park in 2019. The new greenhouse is a 100,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that doubles its production and workforce and enables Gotham Greens to expand its delivery of products to customers in Chicago and across the entire Midwest.
Thanks to the leadership of Alderman Anthony A. Beale and the City of Chicago, Whole Foods announced in 2016 its plan to utilize the Pullman and Roseland community’s skilled workforce, its close proximity to the interstate, and diverse business climate to move its distribution center from Indiana to Pullman Park. Two years later, the doors opened to the new 140,000 square foot Whole Foods Midwest Distribution Center and welcomed 100 employees. Today, the Distribution Center enables the natural and organic grocer to serve more than 70 locations across the Midwest and parts of Canada, including stores in Hyde Park, Englewood, the suburb of Evergreen Park and other Chicago area communities.