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Dec. 2 Groundbreaking for Two-Building Mixed-Income Residential Development in Lincoln Park

December 17, 2021


Please join Structured Development, along with 27th Ward Ald. Walter Burnett Jr. and representatives from the Chicago Community Land Trust (CCLT), Common and other project partners, for the groundbreaking of the first residential buildings at The Shops at Big Deahl, a mixed-use, mixed-income development in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood.

Designed to expand the supply of attainably priced homes along the Clybourn Corridor, the additions include a four-story, 34-unit affordable condo building whose income-restricted buyers will be selected by CCLT, a nonprofit corporation administered and staffed by the Chicago Department of Housing. The second building, which will be constructed simultaneously, is a 10-story, 400-bed co-living community – the first of its kind in Lincoln Park – operated by New York-based Common.

Plans for the Big Deahl site, which is bounded by Blackhawk, Dayton and Kingsbury streets, also include a 27-story, 327-unit market-rate apartment tower that will be developed on the western end of the property as part of a subsequent phrase. The three buildings will surround a new half-acre public park – privately developed and maintained by Structured – that will include lush landscaping, a Nature Play community garden, dog park and other features. The Shops at Big Deahl is also home to Movement Lincoln Park, a 40,000-square-foot climbing, yoga and fitness gym that opened this fall.


The program will feature remarks by:

  • Walter Burnett Jr. – 27thWard Alderman, City of Chicago
  • J. Michael Drew – Founding Principal, Structured Development
  • Jennie Fronczak – Executive Director, Chicago Community Land Trust (CCLT)


Thursday, Dec. 2, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Remarks will take place from approximately 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.


853 W. Blackhawk St.

Chicago, IL 60642. Limited parking vouchers available. Please request with RSVP. Street and garage parking also available nearby.


Patty Cronin,, (312) 267-4513