The mixed-use development at 1840 N Marcey Street in Lincoln Park has advanced to be reviewed by the Committee on Zoning. Located west of N Clybourn Avenue and across the river from Lincoln Yards, the proposal will replace a one-story commercial building near the recently announced 2033 N Kingsbury Avenue. Developer Sterling Bay is working with local-firm SCB on its design, adding to all of their other surrounding projects.
The zoning application covers the entirety of the 94,000 square-foot nearly block-long site, featuring a curved southern edge bound by a railroad track. The project itself will be split into two sub-areas though a phasing plan isn’t known. Each area will hold its own high-rise with a podium, sharing a large central green space, underground receiving area, and 360-vehicle parking spaces in total.
On the northern end will sit the taller of the two high-rises, climbing 27-stories and 321-feet in height. The site-wide podium will contain three-retail spaces with access to all sides of the structure, a small residential lobby, back of house spaces, and bike parking. This will be capped by a large outdoor deck and amenity spaces serving the 315-residential units, most likely made up of studios, one-, and two-bedroom layouts.
On the southern end of the site will be the second high-rise rising 16-stories and 214-feet in height. Unlike most towers, this one will be curved and follow the southern edge of the site with a large cut through its base. Four retail spaces would line the base with the existing tracks being landscaped. A similar rooftop outdoor deck and amenity space will serve this building’s 294 residential units with balconies running down its central spine.
Of the project’s overall 609-residences, 20-percent or 122-unit, will need to be considered affordable. Future residents will have access to CTA bus routes 9, 72, and 73 within a ten-minute walk, along with plenty of shopping along the North Avenue commercial corridor. The project was originally listed on Septembers meeting agenda but was differed, currently there is no construction timeline known.