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ICP Plans Redevelopment at Chapel Hill Mall in Akron

Industrial Commercial Properties (ICP), based in Solon, OH, finalized its purchase of the Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, acquiring all but the former Macy’s at the foreclosed-upon retail property. ICP now owns 829,000 square feet on 60 acres, including the adjacent former Sears, while the Macy’s was converted to self-storage by Storage of America.

Although deal terms weren’t disclosed, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that under a development agreement with the city, ICP is slated to spend a combined $20 million on acquiring the property and the redevelopment project.

ICP plans to redevelop the mall into a business park. “Our company has extensive experience with retail conversions and we believe Chapel Hill Mall is ideally positioned for redevelopment,” said ICP owner Chris Semarjian. “Our track record includes everything from repurposing freestanding big box retail stores to converting former indoor malls and retail power centers into business parks.”


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