A Final Look at “Sheffield of Lincoln Park” Residential Development

2700 N Sheffield Avenue at Edith Spurlock Apartments. Rendering by RATIOSheffield of Lincoln park. Rendering by RATIO

Construction is complete for the six-story residential building at 2700 North Sheffield Avenue in Lincoln Park. Named “Sheffield of Lincoln Park,” this project is a part of a redevelopment initiative by Pihrl and the Chicago Housing Authority for the Edith Spurlock Apartment complex. The two original buildings of this complex were built in the 1960s. The new building, replacing a parking lot between the existing structures, rises to 85 feet and offers 80 apartments, bringing the complex’s total units to 485.

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

Units in the original buildings are catered to senior residents, while the new building is open to individuals of all ages. It offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, with some featuring private balconies. Residences will be mixed-income, with 50 being CHA affordable units, 10 additional affordable units, and 20 market-rate apartments, according to an article by Block Club Chicago.

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

Designed by the architectural firm RATIO, the building features a light-gray, multi-toned rain screen facade, floor-to-ceiling recessed windows, and the cantilevering concrete balconies. The base of the exterior is made up of a mix of brick and glass curtain wall elements.

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

The building will offer residents in-unit laundry, secure bike storage, large community rooms, a fitness center, and on-site management. An on-site parking lot accommodates up to 50 cars, with 110 additional spots available nearby. Commuters can access the Route 76 bus service via a 10-minute walk north from Fullerton  station, which provides access to the Brown, Purple, and Red Lines. The Route 8 buses are also available via an eight-minute walk northeast at the Halsted & Diversey intersection.

Sheffield of Lincoln Park. Photo by Jack Crawford

Leopardo Companies and Ujamaa Construction have been executing the general contracting work for the $150 million build. Units for this latest installation are now available for lease. The broader work on renovating the existing complex is expected to conclude by early 2024.

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8 Comments on "A Final Look at “Sheffield of Lincoln Park” Residential Development"

  1. Wow, disgusting. All the appeal of Arlington Heights with half the charm right in the heart of the city. That CHA looking tower should have come down and all that land developed market rate for highest and best use to maximize tax revenue for this bankrupt city, instead it will remain an eyesore generating far below market tax returns to the city and dampen surrounding property values and taxes.

    • Lol…

      NIMBY gonna NIMBY

      • Sounds more YIMBY than NIMBY to me. He wants new higher construction at market rate. Usually NIMBYs are anti development and density

        • NIMBYS are more than just anti-development. They also use the rhetoric of keeping low-income housing out of their backyards.

          Rich NIMBYS love rich developments and hate poor ones. Hyper focuses on land values while ignoring the other benefits of community, new local patrons, and more equitable developments, allowing lower-income individuals to live in the same areas where they work.

          I do agree that these developments need a more sustainable approach to funding. Continuously draining the rich will not want them to keep investing in the city. A few steps more aggressive than trickle-down, but certainly no communist “we.” I want people to pay their fair share but also believe the majority of billionaires are bad for society. A CEO’s pay shouldn’t be in the hundreds of millions while their lowest-paid worker survives just above minimum wage.

          The requirement of 20% affordable helps reestablish mixed-income housing.
          Towers border areas like Old Town and Lincoln Park, but propose anything taller than five stories, and you get every concerned citizen crying the sky is falling. That damn Walgreens next to a gas station has NIMBYS hellbent.

    • Let me guess, you had no complaints when the area between the Edith Spurlock Sampson buildings was a parking lot?

  2. Can someone please direct me to where I can receive an explanation of the distinction between CHA housing, section 8 housing and affordable housing. I think it’s unlikely someone will rent a market-based unit in a building where 3/4 of the units are set aside for low income housing.

    • CHA: Housing provided by the Chicago Housing Authority usually subsidized by the federal government.
      Section 8: Federal government program that gives low income people vouchers that they can use with private landlords. I believe that CHA administers the program in Chicago.
      Affordable Housing: Units that are affordable in relative terms (such as a percentage of area income). This is usually something that a developer must do to get a particular project passed. Spots are filled out via a lottery.

  3. Huh, what? $150m project, 80 units? They cost just under $2m apiece?

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