A new permit was issued for the construction of a residential development at 1920 N Howe Street in Lincoln Park. Located just south of the intersection with W Armitage Avenue, the site is within walking distance to Oz Park and Steppenwolf Theater as well as plenty of shopping and dining. The property is being developed by a private owner with McCormack Sean Baccus serving as the architect on record.
The site previously held a three-story, single-family home built in 1881. and clad in bright red brick. Although it was fully renovated with modern interiors, it was purchased for $680,000 late last year and completely demolished in order to build a similar home in its place.
Replacing it will be a new three-story, type 5-A or wood construction, single family home with an attached garage all clad in new masonry. It will boast an elevator across all floors, a new roof deck over the garage, a light well, and be surrounded by a five-foot ornamental iron fence according to the approved permit.
Bus service for CTA Routes 8, 37, and 73 are within a five-minute walk, as well as the CTA Brown and Purple Lines at Armitage station via a 10-minute walk. Construction on the site is now allowed to proceed with Environs Group LLC serving as the general contractor for the project.