The building was completed in 1969. It’s easily recognizable by its white concrete risers and balconies and the horizontal bands of chocolate-colored brick. No architecture firm is identified with the building on the web.
Park Lincoln was acquired in January of 2014 by Punch Bowl LLC, an affiliate of Newcastle Limited, which plans an extensive makeover of the building. Newcastle’s CEO has been reported to name LLCs after spots in Crested Butte, CO, e.g. the Devil’s Punch Bowl.
Park Lincoln has studio, convertible and 1-bedroom floor plans.
Floor plans are available online, but may be undergoing revisions. As of early February 2014 studios rented at $1,025-$1,150, convertibles at $1,070-$1,250 and 1-bedrooms from $1,385 to $1,555.
According to Park Lincoln’s website, the apartments “will feature new kitchens with new energy efficient appliances, granite countertops, new flooring, in-unit washers and dryers in select units and balconies.”
Views. Some of the higher-floor east-facing units have views over Lincoln Park, and other apartments have views of the skyline to the south.
Amenities, services, policies
According to Park Lincoln’s website: “Coming soon are new community amenities – new contemporary lobby, new fitness center, outdoor deck area with grills and seating areas.”
We’ll revisit the amenities after the building has undergone its makeover.
The building has both covered and uncovered parking spaces available in an area where parking is scarce.
Cats and dogs are accepted, subject to limits and payment of additional fees.
Park Lincoln has an attractive, convenient location on a busy commercial street a short block west of Lincoln Park, one of the greatest public spaces in America. The location is within walking distance of DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus.
The location has relatively quick access to Lake Shore Drive via Fullerton Ave, and to North Avenue Beach, which stretches nearly a mile north along the lakefront.
Shopping. Park Lincoln has good proximity to grocery shopping.
Big Apple Finer Foods, the nearest full-service grocery store, is just over a block south of the building. Mrs Green’s, an upscale grocer that’s a recent arrival to the area, is several blocks southwest of Park Lincoln.
From early May to late October, more than 50 farmers draw Wednesday and Saturday morning crowds to the Green City Market in the park. From November through April the market is held most Saturdays at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, several blocks east of Park Lincoln.
There are several Walgreens pharmacies within a short walk of Park Lincoln.
The Visit Clark Street site gives you a good overview of the retail and service establishments near the building.
Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
You’ll find a good selection of bars and restaurants along Clark Street steps from Park Lincoln.
As you’d expect in an area as dense and affluent as this, familiar franchises are abundant nearby.
Lincoln Park has too many attractions to list.
Active recreation opportunities are abundant, some of them unusual. Fly fishing lessons, for example, are available at nearby North Pond in the park.
The park also has endless opportunities for quiet relaxation.
Transportation. Park Lincoln’s access to public transportation is good, but not great.
The CTA train stop at Fullerton is a 15-minute walk west of the building.
Taxi service is nearly always available outside the building. The nearest Zipcar car-sharing location is steps from the building.
Access to I-90/94 and the city’s expressway grid is inconvenient, and can be a source of misery during peak hours.
You’ll find a number of viable alternatives at our at-a-glance list of Lincoln Park apartments, along with video tours of some of the buildings.
Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.
Consult YoChicago’s Guide to renting in Lincoln Park if you’re unfamiliar with the area.
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