Two large developments planned near Paulina, Sheridan CTA rail stations

Over the last month we’ve heard plans for two transit-oriented developments of mixed-use buildings within 1.5 miles of each other on Chicago’s North Side.

At 3400 N. Lincoln, adjacent to the Paulina Brown Line stop, Centrum Partners wants to build a five-to-seven story “upscale”
renal  retail building with between 32 and 48 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

Mixed-use apartment building suggested for 3400 N. Lincoln Ave. near the Paulina Brown Line station.

Mixed-use apartment building suggested for 3400 N. Lincoln Ave. near the Paulina Brown Line station.

According to a story on DNAinfo Chicago, “The $10 million-$15 million project would also have sustainability features such as green roof and a recharging station for electric cars. About 6,000 square feet of retail space has not been marketed to renters yet, though it could potentially be home to a fast-casual restaurant or coffee-type shop.”

It’s a little too early to tell whether the development will fly with the surrounding community or local 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar.

Meanwhile, just a little bit north and east, Loukas Development wants to construct an eight-story building near the Sheridan Red Line station, according to Uptown Update. A meeting about the development is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Weiss Hospital Auditorium.

This glass-shrouded eight-story building was proposed for the southwest corner of Sheridan and Dakin near the Sheridan Red Line station.

This glass-shrouded eight-story building was proposed for the southwest corner of Sheridan and Dakin near the Sheridan Red Line station.

Loukas would raze a century-old apartment building at the northwest corner of Sheridan and Dakin.

Perhaps the Sheridan development could spur the CTA to rehab the awful Sheridan stationhouse.
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  • Okay, I am 12, but the typo "renal building" made me giggle.

    2nd paragraph

  • In reply to Cheryl:

    Yes, admittedly hilarious for us 12-year-olds. Thanks for letting me know.

  • Why would the CTA spend one red cent to rehab the Sheridan station house when the entire station will disappear in a few years when the tracks are straightened out?
    Even without the modernization project, the CTA will have to straighten the tracks to add elevators to any station there, as there's no room for elevators in the current layout on the S curve.
    The only question is whether the proposed building sits in the footprint of where the CTA has planned the straightened out track & thus would end up flattened when eminent domain is used to obtain the needed land.

  • In reply to ScooterLibbby:

    Kevin said "perhaps," not that CTA has started rehabbing that house like it says it has about the 2 on the Blue Line.

    Patrick Barry has posted on the Uptown article the question whether plans to ease the Sheridan curve affect the plans for this building.

    If anyone wants to get into potential"wasting money" Bushunter, who posted here that the Wilson platform was too rotten to wait for the reconstruction project posted elsewhere today that bundles of new planks were just unloaded at that station.

  • In reply to ScooterLibbby:

    It doesn't look like this building would be in the way of any sort of track straightening project unless they were planning something really goofy.

  • On the substance of the post:

    Getting to "transit oriented development" on Lincoln, and whether this gets approved, Pewar proved that he has no clout with respect to the 11 bus. On the merits of the building, most developers plan too much density, so it is questionable whether the city will accept it as TOD or demand the parking. Thinking that a way more dense development was approved for the former Children's Memorial Hospital site (which, was not mentioned is near the L), this probably will go through. It also wasn't mentioned whether it is to be condo or rental.

    The article on the Sheridan project didn't really say what the use is to be. Also, I find it kind of strange that someone is proposing a "freaky Miesian" glass building,when many of the buildings of the 50s era are now being demolished.

  • Hey maybe the operators/motormen can get off their trains and help lay some bricks.

  • In reply to ibilldavis:

    Aren't the craft unions going to get on your posterior?

  • In reply to jack:

    Of course I'm being absurd. No more asburd then Kevin O' Neil's endorsement of operators/motormen cleaning their entire 8 car train, and management's lack of respect toward it's workers.

  • I'm surprised that the original article cites a mixed response to the development over by the Paulina Brown Line. There does need to be something done about parking but that area of Lincoln desperately needs something to spark retail development. Storefronts keep emptying without anything going in, in an area with a fair amount of well-off residents.

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