Chicago Cheat Sheet: Cubs legend Kerry Wood lists Winnetka mansion…& more

Also, downtown Tinley Park getting another apartment complex near Metra stop

Kerry Wood and 884 Higginson Lane (Credit: Getty Images)
Kerry Wood and 884 Higginson Lane (Credit: Getty Images)

Kerry and Sarah Wood make their latest real estate move

Chicago Cubs legend Kerry Wood is selling his Winnetka mansion. Through a trust, Wood and his wife, Sarah, are looking to sell the 11,000-square-foot home at 884 Higginson Lane for $4.4 million. The couple bought the house in 2015 for $3.8 million. Jena Radnay of @properties has the listing. Wood played for the Cubs from 1998 to 2008 and then again from 2010 to 2012. Since coming to the Cubs, Wood and his wife have bought and sold properties in River North, Old Town, Lincoln Park, Winnetka and Geneva Lake, Wisconsin in addition to their current Winnetka home. [Crain’s]

Transit-oriented apartment complex plan advances in Tinley Park

Tinley Park officials endorsed plans by VIN Properties to build an apartment complex near the Oak Park Avenue Metra station. The Bremen Station complex at 6775 South Street would have 39 one- and two-bedroom apartments over a 4,500-square-foot restaurant. The property has been vacant for more than a decade and previously was home to the historic Bremen Cash Store building. [Daily Southtown]

Calling John Mellencamp: Pink House looking for a buyer

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A local landmark known as the Pink House in Austin has yet to find a buyer after nine months on the market. The five-bedroom Victorian at 556 North Central Avenue, best known for the pink highlights on its exterior, was built in 1894 and has had its distinct paint job since the 1980s. It first went on the market for $290,000 but now is listed for $160,000. Inside, the home has pink carpeting, curtains and furniture. [Block Club]

Architecture firms Lamar Johnson, BatesForum merging

Clayco is merging two architecture firms that operate under the Chicago-based real estate conglomerate’s umbrella. Lamar Johnson Collaborative will merge with BatesForum to create one architecture firm of more than 240 professionals in five offices. Namesake Lamar Johnson will head up the new organization, which will continue to be based in Chicago and will be known as LJC. Clayco acquired LJC in October, several months after Clayco subsidiary Forum Studio merged with Bates. [REJournals]

Police station move opening up downtown St. Charles to new development

St. Charles village officials are mulling future of development north of Main Street in downtown with the impending move of the police department from 211 South Riverside Avenue to a new building on West Main Street. The move will free up a prime piece of city-owned real estate along the Fox River for possible redevelopment. Now the village is working to update its comprehensive plan for the area in hopes of spurring economic development. [Daily Herald]