More new apartments are on their way to Lincoln Avenue in the heart of the Lincoln Park community. The developer Blitzlake Partners has announced that construction has started on a two-building development at the intersection of Lincoln and Montana avenues.
The upcoming development includes two four-story buildings: one of which will feature 22 rental units, 5,100 square feet of ground-level retail space and six vehicle parking spaces while the neighboring building will contain nine units, 1,200 square feet of retail space, and only two vehicle parking spaces.
The development is just one of several new projects on the stretch of Lincoln Avenue underway. Just north on Lincoln Avenue, a new rental development is expected to deliver 191 apartments and 16,300 square feet of ground level retail space, meanwhile, just to the south, the ambitious $350 million overhaul of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital will eventually see the construction of twin 20-story residential towers, a seven-story assisted living structure, 105,000 square feet of retail space, and 850 parking stalls. In addition, DePaul University continues working on its new music school building near the Lincoln, Halsted, and Fullerton intersection.
However, the new project from Blitzlake doesn’t come without sacrifice. To clear the way for the new building at 2448 N. Lincoln Avenue, an existing building with Sullivanesque ornamentation was demolished. According to DNAinfo, the Illinois Railway Museum plans to salvage fragments of the building’s exterior ornamentation.
Last year, Blitzlake Partners officially opened the new eight-story Lakeview 3200 development which anchors the Belmont and Clark intersection. The project, which was the first major transit-oriented development opening for 2017, features 90 rental apartments, 40 parking spaces, and will include a new Target store for the Lakeview community.