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
1919 North Howe Street (Photo via Realtor)
12K sf Lincoln Park mansion sells for $12M
12K sf Lincoln Park mansion sells for $12M
Penny Pritzker and North Kenmore Avenue (Credit: Google Maps)
Office of Penny Pritzker picks up Lincoln Park mansion
Office of Penny Pritzker picks up Lincoln Park mansion
1441 North State Parkway and 321 West Menomonee Street (Credit: Google Maps)
The 100 club: Century-old homes top Chicago’s priciest resi sales
The 100 club: Century-old homes top Chicago’s priciest resi sales
Trump International Hotel & Tower and Legacy at Millennium Park (Credit: Wikipedia)
Chicago condo sales make a comeback
Chicago condo sales make a comeback
1532 W. Jackson Boulevard, and 1901 North Leavitt Street (Credit: Google Maps)
Where have all the Chicago luxury condo sales gone?
Where have all the Chicago luxury condo sales gone?
1330 W. Newport Ave. and 3826 N. Wayne Ave. (Credit: VHT Studios via Redfin)
Single-family homes dominate Chicago’s priciest residential sales of week
Single-family homes dominate Chicago’s priciest residential sales of week
1936 W. Wolfram St. and 1000 N. Lake Shore Plaza (Redfin)
Luxury home sales tick up in Chicago this week
Luxury home sales tick up in Chicago this week
3728 N. Greenview Avenue and 1840 West Melrose Street (Redfin)
Single-family homes dominate this week’s priciest resi sales
Single-family homes dominate this week’s priciest resi sales
arrow_forward_ios

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

Loading...