Facade work is progressing toward completion at the former Sears store located at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. The location is undergoing a transformation into a $90 million, six-story mixed-use development. Spearheaded by Novak Construction, in dual roles as developer and general contractor, the redevelopment work will yield 50,000 square feet of retail space and 206 residential units, with Target confirmed as the anchor retail tenant.
4712 W Irving Park Road
The Sears department store at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park continues to undergo a significant transformation, as the $90 million, six-story mixed-use redevelopment project takes shape. Led by Novak Construction as both developer and general contractor, the project will offer 50,000 square feet of retail space and 206 residential units. According to a February article by Block Club Chicago, Target will be the anchor tenant for the retail component.
The former Sears department store site, located at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park has undergone extensive construction since YIMBY’s last update. With Novak Construction as developer and general contractor, a comprehensive demolition was carried out earlier this year, making way for a $90 million adaptive re-use project. The six-story development is one of several, including the recently-covered Clarendale Six Corners, meant to enliven the intersection of Milwaukee and Cicero Avenues and Irving Park Road. It should be noted however that, according to an article by Nadig Newspapers, the project did receive a stop-work order from the city this week for performing work outside the scope of issued permits.
Demolition work can be seen at the site of the former Sears department store, situated at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Under development by Novak Construction, this initial work will clear the way for a mixed-use transformation. Estimated to cost $90 million, this massive undertaking is another piece of a broader effort to enliven the six corners commercial node. Just across the street, work is progressing rapidly for a 10-story senior living and retail development known as Clarendale Six Corners.
The Chicago Plan Commission has approved a mixed-use rehabilitation at 4712 W Irving Park Road in Portage Park. Bound by N Cicero Avenue to the west and across the street from the upcoming 4747 W Irving Park Road, the project will rehabilitate and add on to an existing Sears department store which has occupied the site since 1938. The $90 million dollar rehabilitation of the historic store is being led by Six Corners Real Estate Development LLC and is part of a greater economic development effort to attract more businesses and diversify the area.