Lincoln Common

Two twin 20-story towers in one of Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhoods – along with a mix of new stores, apartments, offices, and open spaces – has thoughtfully activated a long-vacant site.

Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2019
  • Size Site Area: 6 acres Building Height: 290 feet Number of Stories: 20 Building Gross Area: 1,139,860 square feet
  • Rental Units 538
  • Awards 2021, Urban Habitat District Scale, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Silver, BD+C, Silver
  • Collaborators
    Antunovich Hines - Chicago McCaffery Interests W.E. O'Neil Construction Halverson Architects Cosentini Associates Beasley & Henley Interior Design Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.
Project Facts
  • Status Construction Complete
  • Completion Year 2019
  • Size Site Area: 6 acres Building Height: 290 feet Number of Stories: 20 Building Gross Area: 1,139,860 square feet
  • Rental Units 538
  • Awards 2021, Urban Habitat District Scale, Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)
  • Sustainability Certifications LEED BD+C NC (New Construction) Silver, BD+C, Silver
  • Collaborators
    Antunovich Hines - Chicago McCaffery Interests W.E. O'Neil Construction Halverson Architects Cosentini Associates Beasley & Henley Interior Design Wolff Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Design for a dynamic district

Seeking to create a nexus for the Lincoln Park community, Hines and McCaffery Interests partnered with SOM and Antunovich Associates to design a new 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use development on the site of the former Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Adjacent to one of the city’s busiest transit corridors, and within walking distance to many cultural and performance centers, Lincoln Common adds to Lincoln Park’s vitality while incorporating a variety of building scales and architectural expressions.

Lincoln Common
© Dave Burk | SOM

The architects at SOM designed the apartment buildings with expanses of glass that ‘put all of the city right in front of you.

The development includes more than 68,000 square feet of open space, including a central plaza, landscaped gardens, and children’s play area. It also contains 105,000 square feet of retail space, two 20-story residential towers containing a total of 540 residential units, condominiums, an office building, and the adaptive reuse of a turn-of-the-century brick building original to the hospital campus.

Lincoln Common
© Dave Burk | SOM

Driven by sustainability

Certified LEED ID+C Silver, Lincoln Common utilizes high performance exterior systems and landscaped roof terraces in both residential towers. The project achieved a 75 percent diversion of construction waste from landfills, a 50 percent reduction in potable water use for irrigation, and made use of recycled building materials.

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