WIN: Revised Hollander Warehouse Building Adaptive Reuse Moving Forward

Proposed Hollander Storage Building Adaptive Reuse, 2418 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Photo Credit: NORR
Fullerton Avenue Facade and Entry Hollander Storage Building, 1912, 2418 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Historic Photo Credit: Logan Square Preservation
Milwaukee Avenue Facade of Hollander Storage Building, 1912, 2418 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Historic Photo Credit: Hollander Storage Company

“Developer GW Properties has come back to the community to propose a new plan for the rehabilitation of the Hollander Building. Located at 2422 N. Milwaukee, the building stands just north of the intersection of N. Milwaukee Ave and W. Fullerton Ave. The rear of the Hollander Building turns to front W. Fullerton Ave, with the rest of the site backing up against the public alley and Blue Line CTA L tracks.

“Designed by NORR, the updated plan would rehabilitate the Hollander Building and build a new five-story addition that will replace an existing parking lot and one-story structure. Rising 74 feet, the project would add 4,500 square feet of retail to the base of the Hollander Building and there will be 5,000 square feet of retail in the new addition. According to the developers, Guidepost Montessori and a salon have already signed onto the project.

“The site has gone through multiple zoning changes since its first version, with an approved plan from 2019 calling for a five-story addition to convert the building into offices, retail, and commercial space. In 2021, the developers came back to remove the addition, use the existing one-story building as an extension of the ground floor commercial space, and put 9 apartments and office space into the Hollander Building. (Kugler, Urbanize Chicago, 9/6/22)

Preservation Chicago had been in communication with developer, former owner David Hollander and aldermen’s offices to encourage a preservation-sensitive reuse of the building and to promote a potential landmark designation. All were receptive to the concept. Preservation Chicago encourages the developer to consider landmarking the Hollander Warehouse building and its highly decorative and intact lobby.

A different building with similar name, the Hollander Fireproof Warehouse located at Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues was renovated in 2016 as part of the Northwest Tower/ Robey House Hotel project.

Read the full story at Urbanize Chicago

Revised plan proposed for Hollander Building, The building at 2422 N. Milwaukee will be rehabbed into apartments, Lukas Kugler, Urbanize Chicago, 9/6/22

Hollander Apartments? New Proposal Could Bring Up To 57 Apartments And Retail To Historical Logan Square Site; The residential-heavy proposal comes after developers said plans for an all-commercial property were ruined by the pandemic. But Ald. Daniel LaSpata is concerned about adding more studios and one-bedroom units to the area, Mina Bloom, Block Club Chicago, 8/17/22

City considers pivoting on plans for Hollander building; Developer is scrapping previous city-approved project for a more affordable option, The Real Deal, 8/18/22

Logan Square’s Hollander Building To Become Lofts, Retail, Day Care After City Council Vote; Developer GW Properties wants to rehab and redevelop the nearly 110-year-old building at 2418 N. Milwaukee Ave., a project years in the making; Mina Bloom, Block Club Chicago, 7/21/21

Developer Buys Historic Hollander Moving Site, Plans Boutique Offices with Restaurant, Apartments, “I think it’ll be a nice complement to have the new meets the old,” the developer said. Mina Bloom, Block Club Chicago, 8/8/18

Logan Square’s Hollander Storage building for sale; The property’s prime Milwaukee Avenue location is expected to fetch million, AJ LaTrace, Curbed Chicago, 8/23/17


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