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Cawley Markets High-Profile Loft Properties in Bucktown, Lincoln Park

Two loft-style office buildings are ready to hit the market in Chicago’s Bucktown and Lincoln Park neighborhoods via Cawley Chicago. Known to many as the Mural Building, the four-story loft office building at 1735 N. Ashland Ave. fronts the Kennedy Expressway with murals welcoming millions of daily commuters heading into downtown. 

The building is being packaged for sale with another highly recognizable building along the opposite side of the Kennedy Expressway.  Located at 1401 W. North Ave., the two-story loft office building is home to Uber Greenlight Hub and Wintrust Financial, with a Wintrust digital sign. 

Both properties are located within close proximity to future plans for Sterling Bay’s 53-acre Lincoln Yards development, and will benefit from subsequent infrastructure plans, including the planned extension of the 606 trail running through the Ashland building, new Metra Line Station, new parks, street framework and new multiple public transportation options.


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