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I did not see an actual post for this development so I figured I would add one. The new site has a name and website though the final plans apparently are not 100%, demolition is currently in process on the old Sears and Sears Automotive Center.  I know in the past there was speculation that a grocery store and small shopping center might go there. The latest I have found says its a nearly 30-acre space that will be divided into 15 lots for restaurants and shops, with plans for two four-story hotels. No buildings in this project will be bigger than 7,800 sq.ft. Does not look like any of the lots will be big enough to support anything very large. 

Development website:  https://shopcompanies.com/properties/district-midtown

So any ideas what might go here? I know on one of the other post it was mentioned that a Raising Cane's might go here. 

-R

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That site plan (and aerial) shows a decidedly "suburban" development with a lot of parking.  I suppose if it's high quality and the tenants are desirable and/or new to market, maybe it will be successful.  I dislike the low-density though.

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Yeah, I think its a good ways off from the original rumored plans... but I believe that is kind of what happened with Park Avenue as well.. They had plans for this larger development and then ppl starting complaining saying there was not enough walking areas for pedestrians and that the development was too big and would cause traffic and crime ect ect.. To me it seems like its just going to be another strip mall of retail which is basically nail salons... hair salons.. a mattress store.. maybe a small gym.. a few repeat restaurants and then two hotels.. seems to be the basic template for a lot of stuff round here sadly. 

 

-R 

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KTHV was showing a video yesterday of the old Sears being demolished. It also reported that the four story medical building next to Sears would be demolished starting today.

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Yeah, I saw an old story about the medical building being sold by the original owner to the current developer so as to be part of the new District at Midtown project. 

 

-R

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Any update to this development in terms what specific restaurants, shops, or hotel in store for the proposed District at Midtown?

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I have done some looking but sadly nothing so far, work is still proceeding on demolishing the old Sears building. Oddly enough, the medical tower on the main lot that had been vacated and was going to be demolished as part of this project appears to have a for lease sign hanging from it. 

 

-R

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On 4/8/2019 at 5:58 AM, SangreRaVen said:

I have done some looking but sadly nothing so far, work is still proceeding on demolishing the old Sears building. Oddly enough, the medical tower on the main lot that had been vacated and was going to be demolished as part of this project appears to have a for lease sign hanging from it. 

 

-R

 

What?  I thought it was demolished already.  

Here's a photo of the ASO building from February 22.  

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Maybe its another building I saw then ( noticed it when I was on 630) but it was part of the larger lot and looked like a smaller medical tower but it had the for lease sign across it. 

 

-R

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2 hours ago, SangreRaVen said:

Maybe its another building I saw then ( noticed it when I was on 630) but it was part of the larger lot and looked like a smaller medical tower but it had the for lease sign across it. 

 

-R

That's a brand new building.

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With the bulk of the main demolition done, I wonder when they will start announcing some of the planned retail and restaurants for this development. 

 

-R 

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