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 18,000 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.

Slated to open 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.

 

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About The Project


This 5.5 acre development in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood will include a new 18,000 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 Whole Foods Market will follow a new model from a traditional Whole Foods store. The Market will be a slightly smaller store with more conventional produce included next to organic options, and a focus on “365” house brand and prepared foods. When the Whole Foods opens, 2,648 more residents in Englewood will be within a mile of a grocery store, which will mean a 3.3 percent decline in the total residents living in low-income areas who are more than a mile from a large grocery store.

Slated to open in the Fall of 2016, the 5.5 acre parcel is part of a larger 13-acre development located at a four-way intersection near Kennedy King Community College. Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, Inc., an Illinois nonprofit, will develop the remaining portions of the larger 13 acre parcel.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing the Englewood Square development project.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing the Englewood Square development project.


The Englewood Square retail development is highlighted within the larger 13 acre development, bounded by Halsted, 63rd Street, and W 63rd Parkway.

The Englewood Square retail development is highlighted within the larger 13 acre development, bounded by Halsted, 63rd Street, and W 63rd Parkway.


Englewood Square site plan.

Englewood Square site plan.


Conceptual rendering of retail and Whole Foods buildings. 

Conceptual rendering of retail and Whole Foods buildings.