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Rosemont Shut To Shopping for Former Cisco Constructing As New Village Corridor


Aug 31, 2022

The previous Cisco constructing (proper), situated throughout from the Trend Outlet mall parking storage, south of Balmoral Avenue in Rosemont, as seen on Monday, Aug. 22, 2022. (Journal photograph)

The village of Rosemont is on the cusp of abandoning plans to develop a brand new village corridor close to the Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Balmoral Avenue and as a substitute buy the vacant former Cisco workplace constructing close to the Loews Resort and the Chicago Trend Outlet Mall.

Whereas the value tag for the acquisition has not been revealed, Mayor Brad Stephens stated this week that the Cisco property, which has been vacant for greater than a 12 months, is “fully constructed out” that means no or little or no inside development will probably be required. The constructing is owned by Kore Growth based mostly in New York. Closing on the property might happen by Oct. 31, the mayor stated.

Constructed in 2010, the 121,117 sq. ft. Cisco constructing stands four-stories tall, contains many facilities and is LEED Gold Licensed making it a particularly environmental-friendly construction. Additionally, the property features a health heart and 480 coated car parking areas.

Stephens stated he hopes the proposed buy will probably be obtainable for Rosemont Village Board members to vote on at their Monday, Sept. 12 assembly.

In 2021, village officers accredited the sale of the prevailing 100,000 sq. ft. village corridor on Devon Avenue to Saxony Companions, LLC for $3.8 million. The settlement permits the village to stay within the constructing till a brand new location is decided and pay a fee of about $18 per sq. foot. At present, Rosemont’s village departments, aside from public security, occupies about 198,000 sq. ft. within the Devon constructing.

Up till now, the village’s plan was to develop a brand new three-story, 54,000 sq. ft. village corridor within the village-owned Pearl District. Nonetheless, stated Stephens, rising development prices and difficulties in shopping for and receiving supplies wanted to construct a brand new village corridor resulted in officers searching for alternate options. That’s when consideration was turned towards the Cisco property. A couple of 12 months and a half in the past, Cisco moved its native headquarters from Rosemont to the renovated former Chicago Publish Workplace facility on W. Van Buren Road.

In line with Stephens he and a number of different village officers met with Cisco representatives final Thursday to succeed in a tentative settlement. He stated that after the deal is accomplished, the village must decide what different tenants will lease house within the constructing. Stephens additionally said that an finish result’s that the village’s money movement with the acquisition will probably be optimistic.

Plans name for village places of work to maneuver into the brand new facility in 2023.

San Jose, CA-based Cisco, based in 1984, has grown to change into a world enterprise by constructing software program, {hardware} and telecom tools.


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