Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Parking non grata: Lincoln Square ghost town during water main work

Water main pipes sit in the normally full and bustling parking spots of "Giddings Plaza" at 10:30a this morning.  Foot traffic was noticeably down. All photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty
"No Parking" is in effect for a large portion of North Lincoln Avenue through the heart of Lincoln Square's retail district for water main replacement.  I ran some errands in the square and settled into the Wilson/ Lincoln Starbucks for a few hours of work.  Foot traffic on the street - especially at the Starbucks - was light.  It was the slowest I've seen the coffee shop in an afternoon hour, like, ever.

A large portion of North Lincoln Avenue and parts of residential streets have no parking from West Montrose to West Lawrence
Plan ahead (walk or ride a bike) if planning to eat, drink, shop or run errands in "The Square" this month.

Condo Sales 4400-4800 N Lincoln
Only three condos have been recorded as sold directly on 4400 to 4800 North Lincoln Avenue over the past 12 months in the MLS.  All were newer construction three bedroom condos and the average price of sales was about $480,000.  Not many condo buildings are situated on this strip of North Lincoln Avenue despite the primo location.  The buildings have mainly remained commercial with rental units. Many condo buildings spring up to the south.

Three notable sales along Lincoln Avenue along the water main construction.

4736 N Lincoln Avenue #2 closed for $460,000
4736 N Lincoln Avenue #4 closed for $460,000
2326 W Giddings Street #402 (at Lincoln Ave) closed for $513,000.

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