Renderings have been revealed for a proposed mixed-use development at 3914 N Lincoln Avenue in North Center. Located on a midblock site, the property is along N Lincoln Avenue between W Byron Street and W Irving Park Road. The parcel encompasses a vacant lot, a vacant storefront, and an orange-rated building at 3920 N Lincoln Avenue containing the Crawford Plumbing Supply company. Longford Construction the developer behind the proposal.
Designed by SPACE Architects + Planners, the new construction will be a five-story, 61-foot-tall building. It will include 7,000 square feet of retail space and 68 residential units. The unit mix consists of 60 two-bedrooms priced at $2,300 per month, and eight three-bedrooms priced at $2,700 per month. Required to provide seven affordable dwellings, the development will include 13 or 14 affordable units. In addition, 36 parking spaces and 68 bicycle parking spaces will be incorporated into the ground floor.
Accessed off the alley, the development will remove two curb cuts on N Damen Avenue. All units will have outdoor space and masonry details inspired by the historic nature of the neighborhood. The structure will be topped by a green roof and include EV charging stations.
The developer is seeking a zoning change from B1-2, Neighborhood Shopping District, to B3-3, Community Shopping District. The proposal will have to be approved as a Planned Development as part of the application. The rezoning allows for the sufficient density to construct 68 units and increase the allowable building height. The current zoning only allows 24 units on the property.
Construction is expected to begin spring 2022 and reach completion in spring 2023.