Demolition has started at two blocks of Lincoln Ave. between Wrightwood and Fullerton. The residential complex located at 2518 – 2552 N. Lincoln Ave. will be the first to be demolished.
The project to go on the site will be called Elevate Lincoln Park and will be the neighborhood’s first luxury TOD (transit oriented development) project. The new 11-storey structure will include 191 high-end apartment units, 138 parking spaces, and 16,300 sq. ft. of ground level retail space. Residential occupancy had been announced for summer 2017, but much “demolition work and construction must first occur to keep that date from slipping to the fall,” according to chicago.curbed.com.
Dan McCaffery and Hines Interests faced a lengthy design approval process for 540 high-rise rental units, roughly 60 low-rise condo units, 160,000 sq. ft. of new retail, a senior housing facility, and new public open space added to the neighborhood. Work is expected to be completed sometime in 2018 or 2019.
Meanwhile, on the 2400 block on North Lincoln, BlitzLake Partners is seeking approval to build two mixed residential and retail projects.
BlitzLake Partners is requesting zoning variances to build 22 residential units and 5,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space at 2448 N. Lincoln plus nine residential units and 1,200 sq. ft. of retail at 2462 N. Lincoln.
The developer presented its plans to the public at a meeting hosted by 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith and the Wrightwood Neighbors Association on June 1.