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Two new developments proposed for Lawrence Avenue in Chicago’s Lincoln Square

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The projects would replace a small bank and a closed garden supply store

Rendering by Studio Dwell via 47th Ward

On the heels of a new five-story Transit Oriented Development (TOD) already on its way to 4618-4620 N. Western, Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood is looking to add not one but two new multi-family developments along Lawrence Avenue. While both projects will require zoning changes, here’s a look at what could be headed to the north side community.

2247 W. Lawrence

Studio Dwell via 47th Ward

↑ According to preliminary paperwork submitted to the 47th Ward’s Zoning Advisory Committee, developer Contemporary Concepts Inc. hopes to construct a four-and-half-story TOD at 2247 W. Lawrence—a site currently occupied by a two-story Wintrust Bank building. Designed by Studio Dwell Architects, the project would contain 24 apartments and 6 parking spaces. The new building’s partially below ground garden level would also feature 15,000 square feet of commercial space in addition to two dwelling units. If approved, the project’s developer anticipates a nine to tenth month construction timeline.

2242 W. Lawrence

SGW Architects via 47th Ward

↑ Just across the street, a second new development is currently in the works to replace the shuttered Farmers Garden Market at 2242 W. Lawrence. Candea Development has submitted two sets of plans calling for either a five-story building with dwelling units above a ground floor retail space or a four-and-half-story all residential building with no commercial component. Designed by Sullivan, Goulette, & Wilson, both versions will feature a 1:1 parking ratio with 12 stalls servicing 12 apartments. Candea does not expect to break ground on 2242 W. Lawrence until spring 2018.