Where Chicago Connects

Welcome to Lincoln Yards, a vibrant new development that will connect Chicagoans to over 50 acres of riverfront sitting between some of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods: Bucktown, Wicker Park and Lincoln Park. The development of Lincoln Yards presents a defining moment for Chicago to improve a vast, underutilized parcel of land to benefit residents, businesses and visitors.


To breathe fresh life into a former industrial site in Chicago's North Branch Corridor. Bringing new and improved infrastructure and transportation, businesses and residences, parks and open spaces, and other amenities to create a vibrant, mixed-use community where Chicago can connect — building on the past to strengthen our future. Creating the connections that will generate greater opportunity and growth. 

This is the vision for Lincoln Yards.

Chicago’s New Urban

Custom office build-to-suit developments • Vibrant retail opportunities • Reinvigorated riverfront • Proposed 606 bike trail extension • Public riverwalk • Abundant recreation space • Art and culture • Future residential and hospitality opportunities



Lincoln Yards is centrally located within the northside of Chicago along the North Branch of the Chicago River. Specifically, Lincoln Yards is bounded by the Kennedy Expressway to the west; Webster Avenue to the north; Clybourn Avenue to the east; and North Avenue to the south. The area is in close proximity to all major modes of transportation in Chicago including Metra commuter trains, CTA ‘L’ stations and bus stops, I-90/I-94, water taxi transportation and the 606 bike trail.

The Steelyard

The Steelyard will embody the spirit of Lincoln Yards as the place where Chicago connects, bringing together local residents and visitors alike to meet, play, celebrate and innovate.

To learn more about the next phase of construction at The Steelyard, please visit this link on the City of Chicago's website.


1229 W Concord

1229 West Concord at Lincoln Yards will house industry-leading companies that seek to develop groundbreaking medical solutions in Chicago and also create a sense of community within their workplace. Featuring state-of-the-art amenities and conference areas, large flexible floorplates and expansive outdoor gathering spaces, the location will foster an environment of growth where tenants can exchange ideas and build relationships to advance their work in a convenient, connected urban research environment.

1665 N Throop

Introducing 1665 N Throop, the first creative office opportunity at Lincoln Yards. Located in the heart of The Steelyard, this 365,000 SF premier development offers unmatched accessibility within Chicago’s most vibrant and connected new neighborhood.

To learn more about leasing opportunities, please email leasing@sterlingbay.com.



Lincoln Yards is a centrally located, multi-modal hub for residents, businesses and visitors. Proposed improvements include:

  • Infrastructure improvements and congestion reduction including a revised street grid and new bridges and parking garages
  • Newly improved Clybourn Metra Station
  • Shuttle service to and from CTA ‘L’ stations at Armitage and North/Clybourn
  • New water taxi stops
  • Extended 606 bike trail
  • Divvy shared bike stations
  • Easy access to I-90/ I-94 (3.5 miles to the Loop, 15 miles to O'Hare, 13 miles to Midway)


Fleet Fields

Fleet Fields at Lincoln Yards is a recreational park space, consisting of three public fields, that are open to the public for both free and league play. The Fields mark the first step in a series of developments coming from the Lincoln Yards team to connect Chicagoans and create open space for all.



Meanwhile at Lincoln Yards is a new community activation space featuring sports, arts and entertainment programming to preview the sights, sounds and experiences being considered for Lincoln Yards in the future. Located at Ada Street and Concord Place, adjacent to Fleet Fields, Meanwhile at Lincoln Yards offers three new basketball courts called Alley Oops, an open Harmony Zone for artistic performances and film screenings, and a designated area featuring a rotating collection of local food, beverage and small shop operators.

To learn more about programming at Meanwhile, please email info@lincolnyards.com.

Movies on the Lawn

As a re-imagination of The Drive-In at Lincoln Yards, Chicago’s Davis Theater hosts outdoor movies in the Harmony Zone each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, accommodating walk-ins and picnic-style outdoor entertainment.


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Sterling Bay is a leader in identifying and creating urban development opportunities. We believe in developing both properties and relationships—and in doing so—we transform spaces, businesses and communities. By operating in a fair and transparent manner for over thirty years, we have earned the trust of businesses, civic stakeholders and neighbors alike who have placed their confidence in Sterling Bay’s ability to deliver unprecedented projects. Our recent developments include headquarter space for companies such as Google, McDonald’s, Uber, Hillshire Brands and Gogo. Learn more at sterlingbay.com.

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