Macy’s Demolition Marks Start of Northbrook Court Transformation

Macy’s Demolition Marks Start of Northbrook Court Transformation

While holiday shoppers buzzed around the interior of Northbrook Court in December, the first steps of demolition began at the western end of the building to make way for planned redevelopment. Demolition permits were issued by the Village of Northbrook on December 3, and work inside and around the former Macy’s building has laid the way for taking down the structure.

In what Tom Poupard, Village Director of Development and Planning Services, described as a “surgical approach,” the demolition process has been planned in order to minimize the impact on interior mall spaces.

Approved by the Board of Trustees in June 2019, the proposed redevelopment project is expected to include a 300+ unit apartment complex, an open lawn surrounded by new restaurants, a new supermarket, and a refresh of the rest of the existing mall’s interior.

“We

are excited to be taking the first physical steps towards the transformation of Northbrook Court,” comments Brian Lee, Northbrook Court General Manager. “Though the building process will take some time, we know the result will be a unique destination that residents and visitors will love. In the meantime, Northbrook Court will remain open throughout construction to meet the shopping, dining and entertainment needs of our community.”

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