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Mega Mall redevelopment officially breaks ground in Logan Square

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The 220-apartment Logan’s Crossing project is a go

Antunovich Associates

Work on the mixed-use Logan’s Crossing project is finally underway at the former site of Logan’s Square Mega Mall—three years after developers first unveiled their plans for the 2500 block of N. Milwaukee Avenue to residents.

A far cry from the colorful indoor market it replaces, the Logan’s Crossing development calls for a pair of new buildings connected via an elevated skybridge. Together, they will offer a total of 220 apartments, 110 indoor parking spaces, and 62,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

Although an earlier marketing brochure had shown an XSport Fitness, Starbucks, and Jewel-Osco as tenants, the retail component of Logan’s Crossing will be anchored by a small format Target plus additional restaurants, health and wellness tenants, a pet store, bank, and a coffee shop.

An elevated skybridge will connect Logan’s Crossing two buildings.
Antunovich Associates

The transit-oriented project will include all the amenities found in newer downtown rental buildings such as a pool deck, fire pit, dog run, bocce ball court, coffee bar, co-working space, and 125-spot bike room. While pricing has yet to be released, rents are likely to be more in line with River North than Logan Square.

Like the controversial MiCa towers before it, the high-profile Mega Mall redevelopment has become symbolic of the neighborhood’s rapid change. If hipster Logan Square wasn’t already “done”—as recently declared by Chicago Magazine—projects like Logan’s Crossing must signal that the end is in sight.

Co-developers Fifield Realty Corp. and Terraco Real Estate anticipate Logan’s Crossing to welcome its first residents in November of 2019. The new Target is expected to come online the following summer.

In other Logan Square groundbreaking news, work is officially underway on the area’s new John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments. Replacing the former Congress Pizzeria building at the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Campbell avenues, this seven-story development will deliver new ground floor retail, 18 parking spaces, and 88 LGBTQ-friendly affordable-rate housing units.