Construction Update
Two 20-Story Twin Towers On The Way To Lincoln Park

This past Wednesday and Thursday were good days for Hines, McCaffery Interests, the government of Abu Dhabi, and anyone else counting on the redevelopment of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital property in Lincoln Park into a new mixed-use micro-neighborhood called The Lincoln Common.  That’s because the City of Chicago issued construction permits for the two biggest components of the enormous project.

Rendering of the Children's Memorial Hospital redevelopment (Courtesy of Hines)

Rendering of The Lincoln Common (Courtesy of Hines)

The first nod came on Wednesday for the $19 million tower at 2345 North Lincoln Avenue:

NEW CONSTRUCTION. FOUNDATION AND SUPERSTRUCTURE ONLY . 20 STORY MIXED USE BUILDING.  269 DWELLING UNITS.  ZERO PARKING SPACES.

And then a day later, the $14 million 2335 North Lincoln Avenue saw some love:

NEW CONSTRUCTION. FOUNDATION AND SUPERSTRUCTURE ONLY 20 STORY MIXED USE BUILDING.  269 DWELLING UNITS. ZERO PARKING SPACES.

The two flanking towers are the lynchpins of the complex, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Antunovich Associates.

Rendering of the Children's Memorial Hospital redevelopment (Courtesy of McCaffery Interests)

Rendering of The Lincoln Common (Courtesy of McCaffery Interests)

Location: 2335 and 2345 North Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln Park

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  1. Hard to believe only $33 million total for 2, 20-story towers.

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  2. This is a really great project. My family just spent a vacation in this area and were intrigued by the empty lots. It’s great to see new 20-storey buildings are about to be built. As a resident of Minneapolis, I am extremely jealous of the phenomenal growth in Chicago today. You would never see any buildings this size in a residential neighborhood. Heck, you’d be lucky to see something that tall in the downtown core. The local NIMBY crowd and those wishing to keep Mpls stuck in the 1970s would never allow it. we’re lucky to see anything taller than six floors, which seems to be the unofficial ceiling in the Twin Cities. Oh, well.

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