|New Renderings of the Maxwell (photo courtesy of bondcompanies)|
Back in January, we posted about plans to move forward with plans to open up a mixed use retail/residential development at the Southwest corner of Canal and Taylor. We didn't know much at the time, but we were naturally skeptical. This was the site for a similar project called South Loop Commons that ultimately never happened as it was proposed during the height of the building bubble bursting.
as they began demolishing the old empty building at the space (picture to the right). It's completely cleared now, however construction hasn't begun on the new building as it sounds as if they still have some building permits that need to be granted.
Last we heard (in early December), the developer has scrapped the residential portion of the plan and is now focusing on the retail component only. The rendering at the top is the latest plans and according to the developer their shooting for an opening of Spring 2014.
Don't get too excited, but rumored retailers are:
Banana Republic Outlet, Ulta 3, Container Store, Ross, Pier 1, Dicks Sporting Goods, REI and Butcher Burger, Dicks, Chick Fil-a, Burlington Coat Factory, Nordstrom Rack and TJ MaxxNone of this is confirmed and frankly we wouldn't put much stock in it yet. Should be interesting to see what comes of this in 2013.