As Chicago’s Lincoln Common project continues its vertical climb ahead of an anticipated 2019 opening, Equinox has signed a deal to anchor the development’s single largest retail space with a swanky new fitness club.
Slated for the southeast corner of Fullerton and Lincoln Avenue, the upcoming Equinox would be company’s second Lincoln Park location. The New York-based firm currently operates a gym roughly one mile away at 1750 N. Clark Street.
Spanning six acres, the mixed-use Lincoln Common site will also feature a pair of 20-story apartment towers, a six-story office building, open public space, and an assisted living facility. The massive development replaces the demolished Children’s Memorial Hospital which moved to a new Streeterville campus in 2012.
Lincoln Park’s new Equinox will likely face some competition from Studio Three. The hugely popular boutique fitness club working on its second Chicago location just across the street at 2401 N. Halsted. The 16,000-square-foot interval training, cycling and yoga gym is on track to open later this year.
Beyond an expanded presence on Chicago’s North Side, Equinox is also eyeing a 51-story combination gym, hotel, and apartment tower at 725 W. Randolph in the Fulton Market District. The yet-to-be-approved skyscraper comes from Related Midwest whose parent firm, Related Cos., acquired the Equinox brand in 2006.