“Target will be the anchor tenant of the Sears redevelopment project at Six Corners that’s also bringing luxury apartments to the area.
“Ald. Jim Gardiner (45th) announced the news in his Thursday newsletter, writing Target will bring an ‘easy, safe and convenient shopping experience tailored to serve local guests in Portage Park, Old Irving Park, Jefferson Park and surrounding areas.’
“The Target, which will be at 4728 W. Irving Park Road, will be the larger of two retail tenants on the ground level of the project and be about 44,000 square feet, according to the site plans. The development will have a total of 50,000 square feet of ground-floor retail.
“The store is expected to open in fall 2023, Gardiner told Nadig Newspapers.
“The residential and retail development at the former Sears, 4730 W. Irving Park Road, will bring 207 luxury apartments — a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units ranging from $2,750 to $3,000 per month.
“Portions of the art deco building, which was built in 1938 and closed in 2018, are being reused as part of the six-story development. Some interior and exterior demolition of the 1972-era portion have been happening for about a year. Officials have said the project is a multi-year project but construction could last 18 months.” (Parrella-Aureli, Block Club Chicago, 5/20/22)
Preservation Chicago has long attended community meetings to advocate for a sensitive preservation treatment of the historic building and restoration of the primary facades. The Sears Stores were a Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2016 and we’ve consistently advocated for preservation-sensitive outcomes for the Sears buildings with stakeholders including aldermen, city officials, community groups, and developers. We’ve worked closely with the Northwest Chicago Historical Society on advocacy and to help raise awareness of the high importance of these buildings by architects George Nimmons, who designed many buildings for Sears Roebuck and Company and many now Designated Chicago Landmarks. Nimmons was a notable Chicago architect who designed the Designated Chicago Landmark Sears Roebuck and Company complex on Homan Avenue on Chicago’s west side.
Target Will Be Anchor Tenant Of Sears Redevelopment At Six Corners, The store is expected to open in fall 2023 and joins other national retailers coming to the area, Ariel Parrella-Aureli, Block Club Chicago, 5/20/22
As Six Corners Sears Overhaul Inches Forward, Some Northwest Siders Celebrate Luxury Apartment Plan — But Others Worry About Affordability; Of 209 luxury apartments planned for the vacant Sears building, just six will be affordable, according to the zoning application. It won’t be subject to the city’s new affordability ordinance, which goes into effect in October, Ariel Parrella-Aureli, Block Club Chicago, 7/27/21
New plan for Six Corners Sears site breaks cover; Novak Construction is the second developer to present a mixed-used proposal for the shuttered Northwest Side store, Jay Koziarz, Urbanize Chicago, 5/27/21
Neighbors Applaud Six Corners Sears Redevelopment At 1st Public Meeting But Call For More Affordable Housing, Traffic Study; The redevelopment of the old Sears building, which has sat empty since 2018, will bring more density and business to Six Corners, Ald. Jim Gardiner said, Ariel Parrella-Aureli, Block Club Chicago, 5/28/21