A set of demolition permits have been issued to clear the way for a new mixed-use development at 3914 N. Lincoln. Consisting of multiple parcels, the permits include a 1-story masonry building at 3914 N. Lincoln, a 3-story masonry building at 3918 N. Lincoln, a 3-story masonry building at 3920 N. Lincoln, and a 2-story masonry building at 3930 N. Lincoln. Developed by Longford Construction, the properties create a wedge shape that fronts both N. Lincoln Ave and N. Damen Ave.

3914 N. Lincoln AveSPACE Architects + Planners

With a design from SPACE Architects + Planners, the project will consist of a five-story mixed-use project. The new masonry building will provide 68 residential units, with 7,500 square feet of retail space on the ground floor. Retail will front both N. Damen Ave and N. Lincoln Ave, with 27 car parking spaces buried in the center of the ground floor, accessible from the alley. 

Ground Floor Plan for 3914 N. Lincoln AveSPACE Architects + Planners

The building will occupy the entire site, rising 61 feet above the sidewalk. The fifth floor will be setback to keep the visible scale of the street. The facade will be articulated with deep recesses to keep in character with standard building widths and to animate the exterior with balconies for every unit. The upper floors will be clad entirely in masonry with differing brick patterns, while the ground floor will be wrapped with limestone. 

3914 N. Lincoln AveSPACE Architects + Planners

For sustainability measures, the building will exceed energy code by 10%, exceed stormwater ordinance by 25%, reduce indoor water use by 25%, have onsite renewable energy, ensure 100-year detention for stormwater, have 50% green roof, be in proximity to transit, provide bike parking, provide EV charging stations, install a CTA digital display, and implement bird protection. 

Typical Floor Plan for 3914 N. Lincoln AveSPACE Architects + Planners

The developer is providing 7 affordable units at 30% AMI, made up of two- and three-bedroom apartments. With a Divvy station being installed along N. Damen Ave, renters who do not own a car will receive a free 1-year Divvy membership. With demolition permits issued, Precision Excavating can get started clearing the property to make way for the new construction. Work was originally expected to begin in July 2022. With the delayed start, the projected completion date of December 2023 will likely be pushed back.