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Former Wonder Bread Bakery, Candy Factory Transformed

The Hostess factory at Diversey and Lakewood used to churn out loaves of chewy Wonder Bread; now, workers are quickly transforming the site into yet another luxury townhouse development. At the southwest corner of Diversey and Lakewood, Row2750, an 11-unit townhouse development from LG Development, appears to be nearing completion. The Hartshorne Plunkard design is an improvement on the standard Lincoln Park townhouse cluster, calling for lots of glass and wood siding. As of Tuesday, the windows are in, but the metal siding is still wrapped in plastic, and the wood paneling hasn't yet been installed. But Row2750 isn't the only development currently under construction at that intersection.

Just across the street, at 1253 W. Diversey (the southeast corner of Lakewood and Diversey), construction is moving forward on a new residential building. According to the building permit, the four-story building will have six residential units, six parking spaces, and a ground-floor retail space.

South of there, on the site of the former Peerless Candy factory, a man was busy laying mulch beneath a newly-installed sign for custom single-family homes. GVP Development is looking to build six high-end single-families on that site, priced from $2.1 to $3 million, according to Coldwell Banker agent Jenny Ames' office. On the west side of the street, Prudential Rubloff agent John McNaughton is trying to do the same thing, selling custom homes starting at $1.75M.
· Construction Moving Forward on Row2750 In Lincoln Park [Curbed Chicago]
· Official website: Row2750 [LG Development]


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