The Chicago

2929 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN, 55407
204,900 to 1,150,000
89 units
865 to 2420 sf.
Historic Sears building in the Midtown Exchange. On the Midtown Greenway. Exposed brick, concrete floors. Restaurants on main level.

• Sealed/polished concrete floors
• 3 rooftop terraces
• Designer track and pendant lighting
• Exposed concrete columns
• Rooftop community room with city skyline views and kitchen
• 3’ x 8’ flush panel birch entry doors
• Media Room with stadium seating
• Fitness Center with Nautilus®, equipment

• 12" accoustically-engineered concrete floors
• Prewired for cable television in all main living areas
• Prewired for telephone in all main living areas
• CAT 5 cabling for high-speed Internet access

• Individual unit climate controls
• Washer and dryer hook-up in every unit
• 100-Amp electrical service

Midtown Exchange
Since 1928, the historic Sears Roebuck building at Lake Street and Chicago Avenue has been a solid symbol of the thriving commerce that defines Lake Street. Reborn as Midtown Exchange, this architectural treasure remains the centerpiece of its surrounding neighborhoods and the largest building in Minneapolis.

Already recognized as a business and community crossroads, the historic integrity of the entire 3-block site is greatly enhanced by an innovative 21st-century mix of residential, retail, office and commercial spaces. With the re-opening of Elliot Avenue, Midtown Exchange connects neighboring communities, creating a promenade for direct pedestrian and transit access from Chicago Avenue to the grand main entrance on Elliot Avenue. Demolition of the 1964 addition will open the Midtown Greenway, a core community amenity providing green space, bike and walkways stretching the length of the City, from the Lakes to the Mississippi River.

All existing and newly created streets and walkways within the project are designed to encourage and enhance walkability and community access. The 10-acre site has been dramatically transformed into a vibrant gathering place celebrating the rich urban history of both the neighborhood and the landmark 1928 building.

Live. Work. Shop. More than 1,000 Allina Health Services employees are already housed at its new corporate headquarters in the north wing.

The International Global Marketplace, featuring ethnic delis, bakeries, a fish market, abundant fresh produce, and internationally flavored, locally owned restaurants, are located on the first two floors of the south wing.

At the Center of the 1928 Sears building, floors 2 through 8 will provide quality, convenient apartment living for 219 working adults and their families. Floors 9–17 have been transformed into The Chicago, offering 89 extraordinary loft and penthouse residences for homebuyers.

The Chicago
The Chicago recaptures the vitality and cachet of the historic tower. Living spaces offer unparalleled views of the City and the entire metropolitan region, with dramatic downtown skyline views.

True loft architecture of The Chicago features concrete floors, exposed columns and exterior brick walls surrounding the striking 8’ by 14’ historic warehouse windows. 37 unique floor plans ranging in size from 700 to 3,200 square feet and ceiling heights from 11’ to 30’ in the 17th Floor penthouse provide a wide array of living spaces and perspectives for astute buyers.

Neighborhood Character and Amenities
Phillips and Powderhorn, two of Minneapolis’ oldest and traditionally most diverse neighborhoods, are re-emerging as communities of choice for buyers looking for architectural quality and value, convenience, access to downtown, employment, and recreation.

Historically among Minneapolis’ most desirable neighborhoods, these communities are rebounding. Significant reinvestment from private and public partnerships have successfully restored and preserved architecturally rich housing stock and created exciting new opportunities like The Chicago. The neighborhood enjoys rapidly increasing property values as more businesses and families discover the convenience and energy of this diverse community.

Allina’s commitment to the ongoing revitalization of the immediate neighborhood is evidenced with the relocation of their corporate headquarters within Midtown Exchange. Together with Wells Fargo’s earlier relocation to the former Honeywell campus, it’s easy to see the commitment to ongoing private investment in the neighborhood.