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West Marine

1160 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL
Insite Real Estate + West Marine

Project Description

Development Solutions, Inc. (DSI) was selected by Insite Real Estate to construct West Marine’s (US’s largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories) newest retail location at the corner of Halsted and Division, a high-traffic river-front location in the heart of the growing Goose Island neighborhood.

DSI demolished the former tow yard facility and remediated the soils to ultimately support the proposed 20,000 s.f. precast and structural steel building. Project highlights include an underground storm water detention system, a rain garden, TPO roof & LiveRoof Lite system and sustainable design / construction practices throughout. Phase 2 will include a fully functional boat dock to access the North Branch of the Chicago River.

Despite extreme weather conditions causing several critical path delays, DSI was able to complete the project on schedule (6.5 months) with the help of 32 trades and 200 workers.