Giesche’s has been vacant for years! This is our last chance for getting a new development here.
Giesche’s has, indeed, been vacant since 2014. Similar proposals for five-story mixed-use developments for this site have been rejected. However, the Village has not issued any RFPs for this site; instead, it has reacted to proposed developments rather than soliciting new ideas for this space. Threats that Apex 400 represents the last, best chance to develop the site are overblown and unfounded.