In Logan Square, the redevelopment of the former Mega Mall hit a key milestone on Friday as the city awarded a $20 million building permit to its eventual replacement—the mixed-use project known as Logan’s Crossing.
While foundation work on the upcoming complex began at the 2500 block of North Milwaukee Avenue last June, the newly issued permit means the new development can climb to its final seven-story height.
In the works since 2015, Logan’s Crossing replaces the now demolished Mega Mall shopping center with a pair of brick-clad structures connected by an elevated pedestrian bridge. Combined, they’ll offer 220 apartments, 110 parking spaces, and 67,000 square feet of commercial space anchored by a small format Target.
Logan’s Crossing is a joint venture between developers Fifield Realty Corp. and Terraco Real Estate. The Antunovich Associates-designed project is expected to finish construction later this year and welcome tenants shortly thereafter.
The oblong, two-building project is one of dozens of recent transit-oriented developments (TOD’s) to spring up along Chicago’s Milwaukee Avenue, shadowing the path of the O’Hare branch of the CTA Blue Line.
Since the city expanded TOD zoning rules in 2015, thousands of residential units have reshaped the rapidly-evolving North Side corridor. While some residents welcome new investment, others have voiced concerns over rising rents, gentrification pressures, and Blue Line overcrowding.
- New construction permit at 2522 N. Milwaukee Avenue [Chicago Cityscape]
- Logan’s Crossing officially breaks ground [Curbed Chicago]
- Demolition underway at Mega Mall site [Curbed Chicago]