Raquets Down, Racket Up as Demolition Begins for Elevate Lincoln Park


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Tennis, anyone? Well, you’re a little too late. Those elevated tennis courts you saw on your Brown Line ride between the Fullerton and Diversey stops are no more. Game, set, match.

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Taylor on the tear down; McHugh on the new construction.

In its place will soon be ELEVATE Lincoln Park, a mixed use project from Baker Development Company.

Approved by the Chicago Plan Commission back in July 2015, permits were filed for five addresses spanning North Lincoln Avenue from 2518 to 2534 between May 3 and May 5. Your plan commission says to expect a 10-story, 200-unit complex designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz that will also include 16,300 square feet of retail space.

The original schedule for ELEVATE Lincoln Park had designs on beginning caisson work by the first of this month, so progress is a tad behind schedule. But not to worry. Demolition is a pretty good sign things are well underway.

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The taggers got to Lincoln Centre before Taylor demo crews did.

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A commuter’s view, from a CTA Brown Line train.

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Somebody feed that excavator, stat!

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Soil sampling rigs showed up on site back in September. A good sign it’s time to sell your condo.

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Another angle of the carnage.

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A rendering of Elevate Lincoln Park from Baker Development Company.



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