For Immediate Release

Contact: Brian Berg | 312.822.0505

City Council Paves Path to Jobs and Groundbreaking for
Whole Foods Distribution Center in Historic Pullman

Chicago (June 22, 2016) – Today’s approval by the Chicago City Council for $7.4 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) will allow construction to get underway next month for the new home to the Midwest Region Distribution Center for Whole Foods.  The city support paves the way for the new 150,000-square foot warehouse and distribution center in Pullman to create 150 new jobs.  It will service as many as 70 Whole Foods Market locations across the Midwest and Eastern Canada.    

“Today’s approval is an investment in the future of Chicago and a commitment to building a strong, vibrant Pullman/Roseland community,” said 9th Ward Alderman Tony Beale.  “Whole Foods is the latest in a dynamic group of companies and businesses that are now making a home and doing business in Pullman,” added Beale. 

The new distribution center, to be built on a 17-acre site owned by U.S. Bank at 111th and Doty Avenue will replace the Munster Indiana location and will serve as many as 70 Whole Foods Market locations across the Midwest and Eastern Canada. It will be used for warehousing, cold and dry storage, food preparation, distribution and office space. 

“The plan moving the new Pullman Midwest and Distribution Center forward demonstrates the ongoing revitalization of the neighborhood which includes: new manufacturing companies; the sale and renovation of hundreds of homes; a new trucking and logistic training; and a thriving retail center that are providing much-needed jobs and amenities,” said David Doig, President of CNI, the master developer for Pullman Park.

CNI will oversee the environmental remediation, site preparation, dynamic compaction and infrastructure work for the site before a third party developer begins construction of the distribution center scheduled to start in July 2016.