Zoning has been approved for a mixed-use development at 2700 N Pine Grove Avenue in Lincoln Park. The project is located at the intersection of W Wrightwood Avenue and N Pine Grove Avenue. The site is currently home to the Second Church of Christ, Scientist Chicago, who is leading the redevelopment plan for the existing church building in collaboration with developer Ogden Partners.
The site is currently zoned as RM-5, Residential Multi-Unit District. The newly approved zoning will rezone the property to RM-6, Residential Multi-Unit District, to allow for the renovation and addition.
Designed by Booth Hansen, the adaptive reuse plan calls for the renovation of the existing church building and the addition of a seven-story residential building, rising 80 feet tall. The church will continue to use the building, originally built in 1901, for religious purposes, but its space will be reconfigured to accommodate its current needs. The residential addition will hold 26 units. The south façade will remain as the church entry and the east and west facades will also remain. The addition will extend into the existing parking lot.
There will be at least 30 underground parking spaces to be shared by the residential and religious facility. The front entrance to the residential addition will be in the existing east façade along N Pine Grove Avenue. The residential addition setback will be set back from the historic façade.
CTA Routes 134, 143, 151, and 156 can be accessed at the Stockton and Wrightwood bus stop, within a two-minute walk from the site. Route 76 is within a three-minute walk from the site at the Diversey and Pine Grove stop.
With this zoning approval, the development can move forward with permitting and construction. Permits for the project have not been filed or approved. An official timeline for the development has not been announced.