Lincoln Yards, a $6 billion project aimed at redeveloping 55 acres of prime riverfront real estate, will transform both banks of the Chicago River’s North Branch between Lincoln Park and Bucktown.
Developed by Sterling Bay and masterplanned by architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the megaproject is slated for industrial land formerly occupied by Finkl Steel, Lakin Recycling, and the city’s Fleet and Facility Management complex.
At 14.5 million square feet, Lincoln Yards will include new office space, 6,000 residential units, and 21 acres of open space. The riverfront development also calls for three new bridges, three water taxi stops, and an extension of the 606 Trail.
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