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Lincoln Parkers get first look at proposed transit-oriented apartment development

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The project was revealed at a community meeting held earlier this week

Rendering of 2670 N. Lincoln Avenue.
Space Architects + Planners

A plan to replace a shuttered gas station at 2670 N. Lincoln with a four-story, mixed-use development broke cover this week at a community meeting hosted by 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith and the Wrightwood Neighbors Association.

Developed by property owner Tempus Properties and designed by Space Architects + Planners, the proposed building was presented with 45 rental apartments, 6,600 square feet of ground floor retail space, and a rooftop deck. The transit-oriented development would feature just 17 parking spaces thanks to its proximity to the Diversey CTA stop.

Fans of the project, however, shouldn’t get too attached. At the conclusion of the meeting, Alderman Smith informed the audience that the proposal would not move forward in its current iteration based on community concerns over its relatively high density.

Given that the site is sitting vacant in one of the Chicago’s most desirable neighborhoods, it’s likely that the developer will instead pursue a revised, less-dense version of the project. Such a development could potentially be built “as-of-right” without a zoning change from the City.

A plan of the building’s ground floor, typical residential floor, and roof.
Space Architect + Planners