“Seritage Growth Properties and Tucker Development Corp. are working together to bring more than 400 apartments to the old Sears at 4730 W. Irving Park Road. The apartments will be split between the converted Sears building and a new seven story complex on an adjacent lot. There will also be 13 townhomes along Belle Plaine Avenue north of the lot… 288 units would be in the new building on Cicero and 133 would go into the renovated Sears building. Additionally, there will be 13 townhomes nearby.” (Laurence, Block Clb Chicago, 1/28/20)
Preservation Chicago attended the community meetings to continue to advocate for a sensitive preservation treatment of the historic building. It is also worth noting that the Sears Stores were a Chicago 7 Most Endangered in 2016 and that we’ve been advocating 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. Nimmons was a very notable Chicago architect who designed the Designated Chicago Landmark Sears Roebuck and Company complex on Homan Avenue on Chicago’s west side.
Six Corners Sears Overhaul Gets Alderman’s Approval, Though Tensions Over Corner’s Future Remain; More than 400 apartments are coming to the former Sears location at Six Corners, but just 3 percent of those units will be affordable. Justin Laurence, Block Club Chicago, 11/28/20)