Renovation work can be seen progressing at the Webster Place shopping center in Lincoln Park, signaling the tenant build-out for Advocate Health Care. The prominent Chicago-area health system plans to replace a Barnes & Noble with the new 41,000-square-foot outpatient facility in the 1435-71 W Webster Avenue complex.
The $42 million project aims to deliver various clinical services, including primary and specialty care, urgent care, physical therapy, laboratory testing, and imaging. Gensler has been listed as the architect of record. However, renderings or drawings of the new space could not be found.
While parking details have yet to be disclosed, nearby transit options include bus Routes 9, X9, 73, and 74, the UP-N and UP-NW train lines, and the Brown, Red, and Purple Lines at Fullerton Station, a 19-minute walk southwest.
As both owner and general contractor, Novak Construction acquired the property in late 2021 for $29.3 million. Previously, RPT Realty owned the center and considered adding two residential buildings in 2018 before dropping those plans and putting the retail complex up for sale in 2021. Occupancy at the shopping center fell to 68.6% in fall 2021 following the 2019 closure of its main tenant, Webster Place Athletic Club. Novak has yet to share broader plans for the rest of the property.
The issued permits thus far indicate a total reported cost of approximately $2.85 million. When it opens in April 2025, the new facility will join Advocate’s network of 250+ outpatient centers in the region.