By now, chances are you’ve at least heard of the spectacular new master plan being called Lincoln Yards. Just recently, however, architects and developers unveiled impressive new rendering that provide a clearer image of what soon may occupy part of the North Branch riverfront.
According to details outlined by Crain’s, the new campus could include roughly 12 million square feet of office, retail, hotel, and residential space, and some of the new buildings could also reach as high as 70 stories.
The project is being developed by Chicago-based Sterling Bay and the site, located directly between Bucktown and Lincoln Park, encompasses nearly 53 acres. Also part of the project scope is a gorgeous new 20,000-seat soccer stadium, as well as various entertainment venues that should also make this one of the city’s hottest new destinations once finished.
An ambitious proposal to say the least, Lincoln Yards would bring 23,000 more permanent jobs to the city, cost an estimated $5 billion to build, and take about 10 years to complete.