Linea apartments, 215 W Lake St, Loop

Linea, Chicago

Linea is a 33-story, 265-unit building with 5,300 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

The façade of the building is glass, punctuated by green accents.

The development team includes Thomas Roszak Architecture as the developer and the architect and Clark Construction as the contractor.

Construction began in February 2016, and first occupancy was in June of 2017. .

The apartments

Linea, Chicago

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.

Studio model, Linea, Chicago

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.

2-bedroom model, Linea, Chicago

The loft-aesthetic apartments feature high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, plank flooring throughout, in-unit washer / dryers and beautifully-finished kitchens and baths.

Studio model, Linea, Chicago

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.

Walgreens and CVS pharmacies are within two short blocks of the property.

Linea residents have quick access to State Street shops and are only a few minutes from North Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops.

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.

Parks, recreation. The expanding Chicago Riverwalk is a block north of Linea. Millennium Park and Grant Park begin a half-dozen to the east, but the Loop is otherwise a park desert.

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.

Taxi service is near-instantaneous at the front door. Zipcars and Enterprise CarShare locations are nearby.

I-90/94 and I-290 can generally be reached within a few minutes.

The competition

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.


Address 215 W Lake St
City Chicago
# of Units 265
Parking On-site garage
Pets Pet-friendly
Completed 2017
Management Lincoln Property
Website Linea
Apartments Rent & availability info

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Tour a 2-bedroom, 2-bath model at Linea

Tour a 1-bedroom model at Linea

Tour a convertible model at Linea

Tour a studio model at Linea