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Demolition nearly complete on site for The Maxwell

by Joe Zekas on 7/18/12

The Bond Companies’ website is touting delivery of 200,000 square feet of retail space in the Fall of 2013 at The Maxwell, a 3.9 acre mixed-use development underway between Clinton and Canal, just north of Roosevelt Rd.

As you can see from the photo, shot yesterday morning, only a small piece of skeletal façade remains of what had been the 225,000 square foot headquarters of Chernin’s Shoes.

The completed development is slated to include four residential buildings above the retail space, each with its own outdoor courtyard and collectively housing 370 apartments.

The location, just west of Whole Foods and in the midst of a thriving retail corridor, falls between our neighborhood boundaries for the South Loop and University Village. The Bond Companies’ website refers to it as being in the South Loop, and that designation just might stick.

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Fred July 18, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Sweet! Now adjust the public transit to make it easier to get there.

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the urban politician July 18, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I would really like to see something like this get built to jumpstart this particular area.

Right now this area is basically an auto sewer, and something like this could really move things in a better direction.

This area could precisely be the south side’s counterpart to North/Clybourn, with its mix of residential and commercial, urban and suburban.

Highrises and urban shops across the street from massive suburban shopping centers. Only in Chicago

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Simon July 18, 2012 at 7:33 PM

That was one enormous warehouse.

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