The previous Sears constructing at Gateway Mall is about for a makeover, in keeping with paperwork submitted to the Lincoln-Lancaster County Planning Division.
A letter looking for an modification to the present use allow for the positioning particulars the plans, which embody demolition of a part of the constructing.
“The prevailing Sears Auto service constructing can be demolished and a mix of retail and restaurant makes use of are deliberate to be constructed,” the letter says. “The remaining constructing can be repurposed for retail makes use of.”
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The letter asks for an modification to assemble as much as 16,000 sq. ft of further house, which it seems could be added on within the footprint the place the auto heart can be demolished.
The 120,000-square-foot constructing at 6400 O St. has been vacant since March 2019, when the Sears retailer closed after the corporate had declared chapter, ending a run of greater than 90 years in Lincoln, together with practically 50 years at Gateway.
Elm Creek Actual Property purchased the constructing in December 2019, together with the previous Pink Lobster and a vacant lot, all of which have been owned by Sears. The acquisition worth was $6.5 million.
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The letter didn’t supply some other specifics, and representatives from Elm Creek Actual Property couldn’t be reached for remark.