“Developer PCR Group Chicago has revised its design for Dinkel’s Lofts, a mixed-use development at 3327 N. Lincoln. Planned for a V-shaped property, the site fronts both N. Lincoln Ave and N. Marshfield Ave and includes the historic Dinkel’s building and sign.
“Designed by Jonathan Splitt Architects, the new building will stand six stories, rising almost 80 feet tall. While three of the existing structures will be demolished, the project will retain the famous Dinkel’s Bakery facade and sign, building the new structure behind it. The revised design will retain the facade of the three-story brick building on the south side of the Dinkel’s building.” (Kugler, Urbanize Chicago, 11/9/23)
Preservation Chicago is thrilled that the second historic facade will be saved. This and the Dinkel’s facade have been our advocacy priorities. We have 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 have encouraged the developer to incorporate the historic facade of the adjacent masonry building with ornate limestone ornament and arched cornice element.