Full construction permits have now been issued for a three-story daycare center, situated at 2745 N Lincoln Avenue at the northern edge of Lincoln Park. Kensington Lincoln Park Building LLC is the filing owner, whose new construction will replace three former masonry buildings. YIMBY had previously reported on the project in December when foundation permits were issued.
Jonathan Norris Hague of Hague Architecture is the listed architect of record. While much of the information regarding the building’s programming and design remain unknown, the multiple masonry contractors listed in the permit suggest a brick or stone design. Additionally, given the property’s zoning designation of B3-2 and its allowed floor area ratio of 2.2, the building may have up to 2.2 times the square footage than the lot itself, without the need for additional approval.
Future staff and parents will find a variety of transportation options within close proximity. Nearest bus service can be found at Diversey & Racine/Lincoln intersection viaa three-minute walk northwest. Other bus lines include Route 8 to the east and Route 74 to the south. For the CTA L, those looking to board Brown or Purple Line trains will find Diversey station via a seven-minute walk northeast. Additionally, all three of the Brown, Purple, and Red Lines are available at Fullerton station, a 12-minute walk southeast.
Parents looking for additional playground spaces in the area will find South Lakeview Playground Park via a five-minute walk northwest, as well as Jonquil Park via a seven-minute walk southeast along Lincoln Avenue.
While RTM Properties LLC was originally listed as general contractor in the foundation permit, the latest issued construction permit shows Ironfire Construction as the general contractor. Combined, the two permits show a reported cost of $4.3 million. A completion timeline has not yet been indicated.