Facade work is progressing rapidly for a five-story mixed-use building known as The Porter, located at 2411 N Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. The scheme by Mike Breheny involves 3,700 square feet of retail, a 1,700-square-foot covered patio, and 36 for-rent apartments above. Previously, the privately-owned Julia Porter Park was in its place.
The apartments will average larger in size, comprised of 25 percent two-bedrooms, 60 percent three-bedrooms, and 15 percent four-bedrooms. In addition, there will be a covered rooftop amenity deck as well as 36 on-site parking spaces.
The triangular design for the building was created by Studio Dwell, having the effect of resembling a boat due to its triangular footprint, inset balconies, and hull-like massing. The prominent pointed corner of the building will be open-air to allow for additional private balcony spaces. The facade materials include a mixed-pattern red brick cladding.
The closest public transit to the property is a bus stop for Route 74, located within a two-minute walking radius. Meanwhile, all three of the Red, Brown, and Purple Lines are available at Fullerton station in under a five-minute walk west of the property.
Contemporary Concepts is now serving as the general contractor. The project is expected to open next year.