Six-story Mixed-Use Building Proposed for Heartland Property


A real estate developer hopes to build a 6-story, 60-unit mixed-use building on the site of the shuttered Heartland Cafe, according to a report in The Real Deal.

The property, which could house up to 33 residences as currently zoned, would need to be rezoned, according to the report.

Investor Sam Goldman bought the building at 7000 North Glenwood Ave. in January for $1.3 million, months after Heartland Cafe owner Tom Rosenfeld put the building up for sale and announced its closing after 40 years, property records show.

The report cited a zoning request on file with the city, showing plans for the mixed-use building with 60 residences, 3,800-square-feet of commercial space and 31 parking spaces. The 54,000-square-foot building would be a transit-oriented development due to its proximity to the CTA Red Line, and would include 60 bike parking spots, according to the rezoning request filed with the city.

A demolition permit has been issued for the Heartland Cafe building, once a neighborhood hub for both dining and political and cultural events.

Outgoing 49th Ward Ald. Joe Moore, reached by email Wednesday morning, said he had no further information or comment on the project.

“I informed the developer, Mr. Goldman, there is a new sheriff in town and he should work with her,” Moore said.

We’ve reached out to Maria Hadden, who will take over for Moore next month. We’ll update the story as more details emerge.

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