Demolition of Sears campus in Hoffman Estates could begin soon

Demolition of Sears campus in Hoffman Estates could begin soon A day after a data center developer bought the 273-acre former Sears campus in Hoffm...

September 14, 2023
3:22 AM

Demolition of Sears campus in Hoffman Estates could begin soon A day after a data center developer bought the 273-acre former Sears campus in Hoffman Estates, meetings were scheduled with village officials for next week to discuss demolition of the 2.4-million-square-foot office complex this fall. "They've given us every indication they want to hit the ground running," Hoffman Estates Director of Development Services Peter Gugliotta said of Compass Datacenters representatives. The Dallas-based firm closed on its purchase of the sprawling site 20 months after it was put up for sale -- a time frame much shorter than many in the commercial real estate field thought likely in early 2022.

Eric Peterson