After a prolonged period of time on the market, Spearhead negotiated a favorable Purchase Agreement for the redevelopment of MB Pilgrim Church on the corner of Willow and Burling. Once under contract, Spearhead worked with Alderman Vi Daley and the Lincoln Park Central Association neighborhood group to up-zone the property from B2-2 to B2-3.  A key component in our ongoing negotiations was to preserve the parsonage building to the south which predated the Chicago Fire of 1871.  Working closely with our Architect partner of Sullivan, Goulette, Wilson, we came up with a traditional brick and limestone façade that reflected the feel of the gothic architecture of the parsonage and was in keeping with the old church that stood at the corner for over 100 years.  After much back and forth a design was accepted and the zoning change was finally granted.  Demolition began on Memorial Day weekend of 2006 and the completed units were delivered in January 2008. 


From our first meeting, we knew that Spearhead Properties was the contractor we wanted to work with. They are a top-notch team of individuals with an excellent group of subcontractors that were professional and conscientious from start to finish. They made this overwhelming project workable by breaking down the process for us and always ensuring we were getting what we wanted.
— Stephane Rambaud, CEO, Phoenix International
Working with Spearhead Properties as we built our home has been easy and very smooth. Their focus and attention to detail, creatively customized design work, and use of high quality materials combined to provide us a beautiful home. The team is responsive, easy to communicate with, and kept to our agreed-upon schedule. We highly recommend the team and are thrilled with our new home!
— Margo Cook & Renee Cohen, Burling Resident

Lincoln Park is considered by many to be Chicago’s most outstanding neighborhood. Home to upscale retailers, trendy bars and restaurants, stellar schools and DePaul University, Lincoln park has nearly everything an urban resident could want. Striking Victorian homes stand next to new stately manors, set among tree-lined streets and significant historic churches. Lincoln Park itself now stretches for miles north and south of the actual neighborhood for which is named, and contains beaches, playing fields, a nature museum, a conservatory, and the world famous Lincoln Park Zoo. Burling is one of the most prolific streets not only in Chicago but the United States as confirmed by an interesting 2007 article in Forbes Magazine titled: In Pictures: The Most Expensive Blocks In The U.S.



The prominent gothic architecture makes a striking impression to everyone who sees the building.  All the buyers commented that they had never seen anything like this. Another unique trait was the fact that the building was constructed using Type 1A non-combustible steel and concrete construction. Incorporating the construction type typically found in highrise buildings brought a level of quality rarely found in projects of this scale. The building’s interiors range from traditional to transitional and were built to the specifications that were selected by the individual owner occupants who were actively involved in the design-build process.  The appointed finishes were all hi-end and included Wolf/Subzero appliances, Perrin and Rowe plumbing fixtures, rift-cut white oak hardwood floors throughout. This building allowed for two amazing roofdecks. Working with the talented teams at Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects for the penthouse roofdeck and with Jacobs Ryan Landscape Architects for the 4th Floor roofdeck, we were able to capitalize on the unobstructed city views.