After years of starting and stopping construction, along with rendering changes, it appears that the stalled mixed-use development has started the marketing process for obtaining new retailers. The rendering has greatly changed since 2017, and construction should be restarting soon.
From the leasing brochure:
“Newly renovated, magnificent Lake View retail space on the prominent CORNER of Southport, Wellington, and Lincoln Avenues. This property sits in the doorway of one of Chicago\’s busiest retail corridors. Retail spaces are 1,566 sf., 1,800 sf., 2,015 sf. or 3,581 sf. Office space on the 2nd floor is 6,600 sf and divisible to 2,600 sf. Ideal uses include retail, restaurant, service retail, salon, school, daycare, co-working, medical etc. Steps from the Wellington and Diversey Brown/Purple line platforms. Be a part of the incredible revitalization of the Lincoln and Southport intersection which has seen an explosion in new businesses and property development.”
Plans for the Lincoln/Southport/Wellington redevelopment have come to light, and the renderings below were presented to the South Lakeview Neighbors association. Neighbors voted against this development per DNA Info Chicago 33-7.
“We were all under the impression we knew what it was going to be, and now you’re saying, ‘Well, we’re not doing that,” said Amy Rosenwasser, a member of the group’s board. “That building has sat there, basically an eyesore, for some time, so why can’t you do what you started?”
“As a follow up to our survey of residents about the Lincoln Hub, we had a members-only vote at the November 10 meeting.
If you had to choose, would you:
A. I prefer to keep the current design intersection
B. I would prefer to return the intersection to its original design.
The vote was 26 to “return to the original design” and 12 to “keep the current design”.
We will communicate this result to Alderman Waguespack, the Lakeview Chamber, and the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT).
South Lakeview Neighbors hopes to be able to work with all three to improve the intersection in a way that the community can support.”
Another day, another bollard (or three) knocked down at the Lincoln Hub (and as you can see, no one is sitting in front of Pockets on this perfect August day). Wonder how much this will cost to fix each time?
The “Lincoln Hub” is located in Chicago\’s Lakeview neighborhood at the intersection of Wellington, Lincoln and Southport Avenue. It is almost complete, and we took a visit there on Memorial Day.
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