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Logan Square’s Mega Mall to be demolished December 5

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The old indoor market has a date with the wrecking ball

The Mega Mall, an indoor market that occupies a large stretch of property along Milwaukee Avenue in the center of the Logan Square neighborhood, will finally be demolished starting December 5, Alderman Scott Waguespack’s office has announced. This isn’t the first time that demolition of the site has been announced. This spring, it was reported that the Mega Mall was to be demolished, however delays forced the developer to push the demolition back by several months.

The property is being demolished to make way for a new mixed-use development that will feature 240 rental apartments, parking for 313 vehicles, 125 bicycle parking spaces, and 115,000-square-feet of commercial space. The local grocer Jewel is expected to become one of the commercial anchors, while a fitness center will take over the second large commercial space.

Dubbed Logan’s Crossing, the new mixed use development has been in the works for over two years. The plan, designed by Chicago’s Antunovich Associates, was presented to residents in May 2015, and then underwent a major aesthetic overhaul several months later.

According to DNAinfo, the project is expected to cost in the $100 million range and is expected to welcome its first tenants a year and a half after the start of construction.