As if to affix the strip-mall character of the North/Clybourn corridor once-and-for-all, Chicago-based Structured Development is pitching a very low-density plaza plan for vacant land at Kingsbury & Eastman, one block south of Whole Foods. The retail proposal has seen adjustments, with Crain's reporting the square footage at 65,000 just the other day. As of this morning, that number has dipped to 53,500, about where it had been before according to the site plan below. As you see, there's only allotment for three stores, with the two largest spaces already inked to Petsmart and Buy Buy Baby, a unit of Bed, Bath, and Beyond. The surface lot holds 100 cars. The project expects to break ground early in the year. If and when The Shops on Fremont and the New City development achieve liftoff, the area's already perpetual tangle of traffic will be epically awful. And it looks as if neither one will add residents.
·Structured readies Cylbourn Corridor project [Crain's]
·Marketing Brochure [Mid-America via SkyscraperPage]