Christian Science church teams with condo developer

7-story luxury development would rise above Lincoln Park Beaux-Arts property

Chicago /
Dec.December 09, 2020 12:34 PM
The Second Church of Christ, Scientist at the corner of Wrightwood and Pine Grove avenues and Ogden Properties' Connie Milstein (Photos via Google Maps; Ogden Properties)

The Second Church of Christ, Scientist at the corner of Wrightwood and Pine Grove avenues and Ogden Properties’ Connie Milstein (Photos via Google Maps; Ogden Properties)

A Christian Science congregation will partner with condo developer Ogden Properties rather than sell its historic Lincoln Park church.

The Second Church of Christ, Scientist at 2700 North Pine Grove Avenue is planning to add a 26-unit, seven-story luxury condo project that would rise above and be set back from the church, according to Crain’s.

A preservation group previously attempted to turn the Beaux Arts-style church into a cultural center, but the plan did not get enough support from the congregation. Architecture firm Booth Hansen designed the project with plans to bring a new 5,000-square-foot worship space in addition to the condos.

The condo units will be priced between $1 million to $2 million. Mark Ordower, the president of Ogden Partners, said the units could also become rentals depending on the financing options.

The building is unique because despite being constructed in 1901 it does not have landmark status. The city can place landmark status on buildings without owner consent with the exception of buildings owned by religious organizations. So the congregation kept ownership to prevent the city from landmarking the site and making redevelopment plans more difficult.

Groundbreaking is set to begin next spring. [Crain’s] — Keith Larsen


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
655 Sheridan Road (The Versailles of Glencoe)
These are Chicago’s top five residential sales this week
These are Chicago’s top five residential sales this week
Unit 6401 at St. Regis Chicago was the most expensive sale this week (St. Regis, Compass via Magellan Realty)
Here are Chicago’s top five residential sales this week
Here are Chicago’s top five residential sales this week
Nun of the above: retreat to become apartments
Nun of the above: retreat to become apartments
Nun of the above: retreat to become apartments
Top Compass agent says high-end Chicago home market hotter than ever
Top Compass agent says high-end Chicago home market hotter than ever
Top Compass agent says high-end Chicago home market hotter than ever
233 Sheridan Road
Here are Chicago’s top 5 residential sales this week
Here are Chicago’s top 5 residential sales this week
Condos coming to Lincoln Park triple lot instead of megahouse
Condos coming to Lincoln Park triple lot instead of megahouse
Condos coming to Lincoln Park triple lot instead of megahouse
Blackhawks’ defenseman McCabe scores Lincoln Park home for $1.3M
Blackhawks’ defenseman McCabe scores Lincoln Park home for $1.3M
Blackhawks’ defenseman McCabe scores Lincoln Park home for $1.3M
Magellan Development CEO Joel Carlins and 363 East Wacker Drive (Magellan, Compass)
Here are the top 5 residential sales in Chicago this week
Here are the top 5 residential sales in Chicago this week
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...