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Target to open downtown store

Target will open a new store in downtown Oak Park on Lake Street just east of Harlem Avenue. The 22,000-square-foot, flexible-format store will be part of the discount retailer’s growing number of smaller locations customized for urban and densely populated suburban areas.

The new Target location, set to open in October, will anchor the mixed-use Elevate Oak Park project that includes 270 apartments, 26,000 square feet of retail space and a 424-space parking garage within a five-story building on Lake Street and a 20-story building on North Boulevard. The project also includes a new block of Maple Avenue on the Lake Street site’s western edge.

The location will offer Target high-visibility space on both streets and easy customer access, including for those using the multi-mode public transportation station on North Boulevard that links the CTA, Metra and Pace.

Elevate Oak Park is one of four major construction projects either nearing completion, well underway or soon to begin within blocks of Lake Street. When the construction ends, these four projects will add more than 830 residential units, 65,000 square feet of retail space and 1,400 new parking spaces from $242 million in private investment. More information on these development projects is posted at

artist rendition of the Target looking east

artist rendition of Target looking west

artist rendition of Target looking northeast

Target elevation drawings