A New Opportunity for Growth

Far South Community Development Corporation (Far South CDC) is leading the development initiative to redevelop the six-acre commercial retail center located on the northwest corner of 115th and Halsted. The redevelopment of former 67,000 square foot Jewel-Osco building will provide a $19 million economic stimulus that will enhance the commercial corridor with increase in foot traffic and activities. The planned development is set to open in Spring of 2020 and will provide nearly 500 permanent jobs for the community.

The renovation project consists of subdividing the building into three main tenants:
Call Center, medical clinic, and food court.


The Chicago Lighthouse serves more than 67,000 people each year. As we look forward, we are committed to growing that impact by expanding critical programs, forging collaborative partnerships and creatively approaching the challenges our patients and clients face daily. In just three years, the number of Lighthouse employees has nearly quadrupled with expansion into the social enterprise arena, focused on customer care services. Our nationally prominent low vision clinic has become a world-class example of comprehensive rehabilitation and demonstrates our evolving role as a pioneer in vision care innovation.

Oak Street Health is a leading U.S. healthcare organization that pairs value-based care with active community engagement and support services for medically underserved communities. Its innovative model takes the full risk for its patients away from insurance providers, meaning if a patient is hospitalized, Oak Street Health is accountable and will pay that bill. However, its care model uses a preventative approach to keep patients happy, healthy and out of the hospital. For example, in addition to primary care, Oak Street Health offers behavioral health, social events and transportation to and from appointments for patients that qualify, and many centers offer podiatry and pharmacy services to address patient health needs

Food courts consist of several vendors at food stalls or service counters. Meals are ordered at one of the vendors and then carried to a common dining area. The food may also be ordered as takeout for consumption at another location, such as a home, or workplace. In this case, it may be packaged in foam food containers, though one common food tray used by all the stalls might also be utilized to allow the food to be carried to the table. Food courts may also have shops which sell prepared meals for consumers to take home and reheat, making the food court a daily stop for some.