Demolition permits have been issued for a two-story frame residence located at 2653 N Orchard Street in Lincoln Park. Martin Sean Roman is the listed owner behind the multi-unit structure and detached frame garage. While the plans for the site are not currently known, it does fall under the RT-4 zoning district, which allows for two-flats, townhouses, low-density apartment buildings, and single family homes. RT-4 also permits a floor area ratio of 1.2, whereby any new development may have up to 1.2 times the floor area of the containing parcel. It is unclear if the owner will seek a zoning amendment for the property to allow for higher density.
Nearby bus transit includes stops for Routes 22 and 36 available at the Clark & Drummond intersection via a three-minute walk east. Additional service for Route 76 can be found via a three-minute walk north to Diversey & Orchard. Lastly, those looking to board buses for Route 8 will find stops at Halsted & Schubert via a three-minute walk northwest.
For the CTA L, trains for both the Brown and Purple Lines are accessible at Diversey station, which is located a nine-minute walk northwest. Additional Red Line trains can be found at Fullerton station, a 14-minute walk southwest.
A wide collection of green space can be found within a 10-minute walk east to the North Pond Nature Sanctuary, as well as the broader Lincoln Park area. Also within walking distance are Wiggly Field Dog Park and Jonquil Park. The property is also a minute’s walk north of Alcott College Prep’s East Campus.
Taylor Excavating & Construction is serving as wrecking contractor. No additional permits have been filed or issued, and a completion timeline for any replacement development is not yet known.