Novak is working on a mixed-use development located at the “Six Corners” intersection in the Portage Park neighborhood of Chicago. The development is an adaptive reuse of a former Sears store that was built in 1938 and will include the addition of a five-story wing along Cicero Avenue, a fifth floor over the original 1938 building and amenity space on the roof/sixth floor. The building will have approximately 50,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, 206 luxury apartment units, an outdoor swimming pool, a large rooftop deck with pool seating and other gathering spaces, a dog walk and washing station, two community rooms, a fitness center, co-working space, and separate parking for the retail and residential portions of the building.
The loft-style residential units will have luxury finishes, stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry, and 14-foot ceilings on floors two through four and 16-foot ceilings on the fifth floor. In addition, 171 units will have either a balcony or a private patio and 85 units will have 150-square-foot loft spaces with a minimum of five-foot ceilings that are not included in the rentable square feet of the units. Six of the units are ARO units.