Englewood Square

A New Whole Foods Market and Retail Development in Chicago's Englewood Community

This 5 acre development in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood will include a new 20,000 SF Whole Foods Market, 22,000 SF of complementary retail, and two outlot parcels. The Whole Foods Market will provide convenient access to fresh, healthy natural and organic food for residents of Englewood and South Side neighborhoods.

The shopping center opened in the Fall of 2016. The 5 acre parcel is part of a larger 13-acre development located at a four-way intersection near Kennedy King Community College. The City of Chicago owns the remaining 8 acres and is considering proposals for complementary retail, commercial, and institutional development.

The entire 13 acre site was formerly the location of the Englewood Mall, a multi-use retail development anchored by Sears in this once vibrant community. Click here to learn more about the history of Englewood.


To learn more about how to invest in this exciting retail redevelopment project, click here.

Whole Kids Foundation

This past week, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb was in town to unveil one of the new school gardens in Englewood, as part of the Whole Kids Foundation initiative to increase healthy eating in schools. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman JoAnn Thompson were also in attendance at the Miles Davis Academy to tour the new garden and talk with students about their experiences with gardening and fresh, healthy foods. We are so excited to see these new initiatives taking place in our communities! 

Construction begins!

Construction fencing is going up around the site, and underground utility work is underway.

Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb and Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be in attendance for a groundbreaking ceremony next week to kick off the first phase of the site work.


Crowdfunding and the future of Real Estate

Leon Walker, managing partner of DL3 Realty, moderated a Q&A session at the DePaul conference on Crowdfunding and the future of real estate investment. We were delighted to be involved with this event. Crowdfunding is a new platform that uses technology to allow the public to invest in neighborhood development projects.

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We had the opportunity to hear from Ben Miller, co-founder of Fundrise, on the new and dynamic world of crowdfunding. We are excited about the possibilities of this platform for Englewood Square, both in terms of raising investment funds and community involvement. Stay tuned for information about investing in Englewood Square!

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DePaul Crowdfunding Conference

Leon Walker, manager of DL3 Realty, will be speaking about crowdfunding as a new, innovative tool for community real estate development at DePaul's Real Estate Center on Wednesday, December 11th. We are excited about the new possibilities that this funding platform will bring to underserved and overlooked communities. 



For information on crowdfunding opportunities for Englewood Square, see our investment page on Fundrise.