The Zoning Board of Appeals has approved a variance for the new mixed-use development at 3244 N. Lincoln Ave. Developed by Tempus Properties, the project has already undergone a rezoning process approved by the Chicago City Council in August 2021. The site was rezoned from B1-3 to B2-3. The property is an irregular V-shape, fronting both N. Lincoln Ave and W. Melrose Ave.

Elevations of 3244 N Lincoln AvenueLazlo Simovic Architects

The Lakeview project will rise four floors, holding both retail space and residential units. On the ground floor, retail space will front N. Lincoln Ave. One residential unit will be located on the ground floor facing W. Melrose Ave with the remaining 6 located on the upper three floors. All of the apartments will be two-bedroom configurations, with rents ranging from $2,000 to $2,250. 

Current Conditions of 3244 N. Lincoln AveLazlo Simovic Architects

Designed by Lazlo Simovic Architects, the 46-foot-tall building will rise lot line-to-lot line. Each unit will have a private balcony facing the respective street. The roof level will offer residents an exterior roof deck. Zero car parking spaces and 7 bike parking spaces will be provided.

The Zoning Board of Appeals approved the requested variance to reduce the rear setback from the required 30 feet to 1 foot. Images from the developer show that the existing structure has been demolished. With this variance approved, construction should be ready to move forward. Permits for the new construction have not been filed.