Braun has a 2-step plan for developing the former Aztec Rental Services property on 34th St. between Oak Forest and Ella. A brochure on the developer’s website designates the portion of the site to the east as that of future residences. On the western edge of the would-be housing spot, Aztec’s former storefront — pictured above — looks toward an additional 2-acre parcel the equipment outfitter gave up.
That’s where Braun wants to plant a pair of 10,050-sq.-ft. retail buildings surrounded by a moat of parking:
A central patio bridges the 2 boxes. Behind them (as well as a portion of the planned housing next door), CenterPoint Energy’s White Oak substation — a 10-plus-acre hardware farm — backs up nearly to the West Loop.
Aztec relocated to Kempwood last year after 51 years at its Garden Oaks location
- 2001 W. 34th. St. [Braun Enterprises via HAIF]
- Braun Enterprises purchases Aztec Rental Center [The Leader]
- Aztec Rental Services gets ready for new home [The Leader]