CHICAGO-Zoning written last year to allow commercial uses in heavy industrial districts cleared the way for SRAM Corp. to move its headquarters to 1333 N. Kingsbury St. C5 zoning allows for commercial, office, high tech, entertainment, wholesale, distribution and manufacturing uses in the Halsted Triangle area, bounded by North Avenue, Halsted Street and the Chicago River.

The C5 zoning was a compromise between manufacturing districts that restrict commercial uses and commercial zoning that allows for the possibility of residences.

SRAM Corp. invented shifting, braking and drive-chain bicycle components. It had tight quarters in the River North neighborhood before finding suitable space in the 103,900-sf, four-story building for its corporate offices as well as research and development facilities. However, the zoning made the deal happen.

“The city’s new zoning classification allowed us to expand our world headquarters in an area where a mix of businesses can operate without interfering with future encroaching residential development,” says SRAM president Stan Day.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?


© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.

GlobeSt Net Lease Spring 2024Event

This conference brings together the industry's most influential & knowledgeable real estate executives from the net lease sector.

Get More Information


Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join now!

  • Free unlimited access to's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including and

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2024 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.