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2555 North Clark apartments, 2555 N Clark St, Lincoln Park

by Joe Zekas on 1/28/14

2555 North Clark is a 19-story, 162-unit contemporary high-rise at 2555 N Clark St in Lincoln Park.

The building was completed in 1987 and has had only minimal upgrading since that time. The property recently changed ownership, and upgrades are anticipated.

Loewenberg-Fitch was the architecture firm that designed the building.

The apartments

2555 North Clark has 18 studio apartments, 126 one-bedrooms and 18 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments.

Floor plans are available online. As of late mid-June 2014, studio rents started at $1,400, one-bedrooms at $1,750 and two-bedrooms at $2,700.

Most of the apartments have spacious rooms, layouts that facilitate good separation of functional living areas, and better-than-average closet space. All of the units have floor-to-ceiling windows, and one- and two-bedroom apartments have private balconies.

Some of the apartments have newer appliances, but kitchen cabinets and counter tops are mostly original. Unit renovations are, however, underway.

The apartments have carpeted living and bedroom areas and thin-slat blinds on the windows. Two-bedroom plans have adjacent bedrooms.

The apartments are all-electric, with individual heating and air-conditioning units.

The apartments do not have the wood-look floors, open kitchens, high ceilings and in-unit washer / dryers you’ll find in newer buildings.

Views. High-floor apartments have good skyline views and east-facing high-floor units have partial views of Lincoln Park.

Amenities, services, policies

2555 North Clark’s amenities package is limited in comparison to newer buildings, but competitive with other buildings in the neighborhood. A number of improvements are slated.

The building has a rooftop sundeck, a fitness room with a sauna, a laundry room with a business center area, and a bicycle storage room.

On-site parking is available in a 137-space garage. There are also 4 surface parking spots.

The building has 24/7 door staff. Cats and dogs are welcome, subject to limits.

The location

2555 North Clark is on a busy commercial street toward the north end of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. It’s an attractive location, close to the park and a wide selection of bars, restaurants and neighborhood shops.

The building’s website suggests that you can “walk to your job in the loop…” You can, but most people will probably consider a 3- to 4-mile walk their least-preferred way of getting to work.

Shopping. 2555 North Clark has reasonably good proximity to grocery shopping.

Trader Joe’s on Diversey and Walmart Neighborhood Market on Broadway are a few short blocks from the building. The Walmart has a pharmacy and there’s also a Walgreens at Clark and Diversey. A 7-Eleven convenience store is a few doors north of the building.

Anyone setting up housekeeping for the first time will appreciate having Affordable Portables across the street and Bed Bath & Beyond a few short blocks north.

The Visit Clark Street site gives you a good overview of the bars, restaurants, retail and service establishments near 2555 North Clark.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find a good selection of bars and restaurants along Clark St in either direction from the building, and along Diversey and Broadway just north of the building.


Starbucks, Einstein Bros Bagels and Panera Bread are within a short walk of 2555 North Clark.

Mickey’s is a local favorite for summertime people-watching on Clark St.


There are enough options within a block or two of 2555 North Clark to satisfy most day-to-day dining desires.

Century Centre Cinema is two short blocks north on Clark St.

Parks, recreation.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.


The Zoo, the Conservatory and its gardens, the landmark Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Lincoln Park draws are within a few blocks of the building.

Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unexpected. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at nearby North Pond in the park and the golf driving range at Diversey is open year-round.

If your idea of active recreation is that it’s something well worth watching, you can survey the beach volleyball scene from a reclining position.

Transportation. 2555 North Clark’s access to public transportation is good, but not great.

Several CTA bus routes have stops along Clark St and several more are a short distance away in the park. The nearest CTA train stops are a 15-minute walk from 2555 North Clark.

Taxi service is nearly always available outside the building. Several Zipcar car-sharing locations are nearby.

Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of misery during peak hours.

The competition

Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.

You’ll find additional tips and options at YoChicago’s Guide to renting in Lincoln Park and our at-a-glance list of Lincoln Park apartments.

2555 North Clark in the news

More recent items are listed first.

  • Lincoln Park apartment tower selling for $53 million
  • Balcony scene hits new heights on Clark St
  • Apartment high-rise set for North Clark
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