A neighborhood meeting regarding the proposed Dinkel’s Lofts project at 3327 N. Lincoln will be held on November 16 at 6:00 pm.
“Replacing the long-term home of neighborhood staple Dinkel’s Bakery, the new proposal will also demolish three additional buildings ranging from one to three stories in height. Developer PCR Group is working with Jonathan Splitt Architects on the design, whose application was deferred at last month’s zoning meeting.
“Spanning the entirety of the loose V-shaped lot bound by N. Marshfield Avenue to the east, the six-story and 80-foot-tall structure will preserve the old Dinkel’s facade and neon sign.
“On its ground floor will be a roughly 2,700-square-foot commercial space along Lincoln, sitting north of the residential lobby, amenity space, and 42-bike parking room. This will be joined by a 20-vehicle parking garage in the rear accessed from Marshfield.” (Achong, Chicago YIMBY, 9/3/23)
Preservation Chicago has been been in conversations with stakeholders, including the developer, alderman, and neighborhood partners regarding this development. We support the incorporation and reuse of the Dinkel’s Bakery historic facade and neon sign into the new development. We also have encouraged the developer to incorporate the historic facade of the adjacent masonry building with ornate limestone ornament and arched cornice element.