Chicago Post Office Sells for $130M, Buyers Plan $500M Redevelopment Project
CHICAGO — International Property Developers North America (IPDNA) has sold Chicago’s Old Post Office and adjacent sites to 601W Cos. for $130 million. The new owners have unveiled plans for a five-year, $500 million redevelopment of the sprawling building. The conversion will turn the 2.7 million-square-foot building into office space and will add a three-acre rooftop park, outdoor cafes, event space, a fitness center, basketball and paddle tennis courts and a quarter-mile running track. The redevelopment, to be conducted in three phases, is slated for completion in 2018. HFF represented 601W Cos. in the transaction, and Savills represented IPDNA.