Linea is a 33-story, 265-unit building with 5,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space under construction at 215 W Lake St in the Loop. The building will be built on the site of a former parking garage.
The façade of the building is glass, punctuated by green accents.
Construction began in February 2016. Pre-leasing is underway, with first occupancy slated for June of 2017. .
The distinctive hallmark of Linea’s bold architecture is a reprise of the classic Chicago bay window, with three walls of floor-to-ceiling glass. The bays dramatically expand Linea’s striking urban vistas.
Linea’s four furnished models showcase the livability and flexibility of its generously-sized floor plans, which have been thoughtfully designed to ensure space for dining room tables and home office desks.
The loft-aesthetic apartments feature high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring throughout, in-unit washer / dryers and beautifully-finished kitchens and baths.
Linea offers studio, convertible, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 2-bath and 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartments. Floor plans and near real-time rent and availability info are online.
Views. Some of the higher-floor north-facing units will have dramatic views, but most of the units’ view corridors are constricted by neighboring buildings.
Amenities, services, policies
Linea has over 22,000 sq ft of amenities on four levels.
Linea’s amenities start with lobby-level lounges. There’s an outdoor terrace with eco garden above the parking garage.
The majority of the amenities are situated on the top two floors of the building, where there’s a resident café with bar seating and TVs.
Adjacent to the café is a resident lounge with a billiards table and an enclosed outdoor seating area with stairs to a rooftop terrace.
A deck on the same level as the café has lounge seating adjacent to an indoor pool with sliding glass walls that open to the outdoors.
Linea has a fitness center and a media room for those looking to get in a good workout or just lounge around watching a movie.
Linea has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff, and 24/7 door staff. Parking is available in an on-site garage. The building is pet-friendly and include a dog spa.
Linea has a convenient location near the northwest edge of the Loop.
Shopping. The nearest full-service grocery, City Target, is a half-dozen blocks away. Mariano’s is nearly a mile to the east, about the same distance as the nearest Jewel. The farmers market at Daley Plaza is a seasonal favorite.
Dining, nightlife. There are abundant options in the immediate area, but many cater heavily to office workers and tourists. For those interested in a beer and a burger, Monk’s Pub is located right next to Linea.
Residents have quick access to the thriving River North restaurant, bar and nightlife scene a few short blocks to the north.
Cultural attractions. Linea is near many of Chicago’s top cultural attractions. The Loop’s theatre district is a short walk away. The Art Institute, Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony are a few minutes away.
Transportation. Public transportation is outstanding. The CTA El stop at Wells and Washington is two short blocks south and serves 4 different routes, including Orange Line access to Midway Airport. The Pedway, which is accessible across the street, enables all-weather access to the Red Line and the Blue Line to O’Hare Airport. CTA bus routes in the immediate area provide citywide connections.
Metra’s Ogilvie Transportation Center, about a 10-minute walk away, provides connections to west, northwest and northern suburbs.
You’ll find additional options at YoChicago’s comprehensive Loop / New East Side apartment guide.
You might also consider condos for rent – they’re occasionally available at lower rents than you’ll find in the rental buildings, in part because they don’t offer comparable amenities.