Rehabilitation of an abandoned Sears, Roebuck & Co. distribution center into a mixed-use vertical village and arts, education, and healthcare destination.

This Sears, Roebuck & Co distribution center was built in 1927 but, after closing in 1994, the building became a symbol of blight for the city. The nonprofit Crosstown Arts rehabbed the structure, which now includes eateries, bars, stores, residences, art galleries, medical offices, and other diverse programming.

Crosstown Concourse attracted neighborhood investment in a community-centric way.

2019 Selection Committee

Crosstown Concourse is attempting to live out the notion of “better together” and become an inclusive microcosm of the city where a diverse range of people, ethnically, economically, professionally, and generationally, interact in meaningful and inspiring ways that improve the quality of life for everyone.