Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Eye popping "seven lots" Lincoln Park home nears completion

Bob snapped a few photos of one of Lincoln Park's largest homes in progress at 1955 N Orchard, Chicago IL 60614 (all photos Eric Rojas, Broker, Kale Realty)
We walked by one of the largest Chicago homes featured in that article early this week - 1955 N Orchard spans 7 city lots (the standard Chicago lot being 25'x125'). wrote a great article concerning tear downs and multi-lot new construction homes in Lincoln Park back in 2015. The owners of the private build reportedly spent over $9 million over 10 years amassing the lots alone.

You really have to stand in front of this thing to realize how big it is. 
I don't believe demolishing multiple properties across seven lots to build one single residence is good for the city. Maybe the limit should be two lots maximum. I don't know the answer but on face value this seems anti-urban/ anti-city and less sustainable.  If you have not walked the neighborhood in the past 10 years you'll be blown away by the amount new in-fill construction.

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