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Park Lincoln by Reside apartments, 2470 N Clark St, Lincoln Park

by Joe Zekas on 2/10/14

Park Lincoln by Reside is a 15-story, 140-unit contemporary apartment building at 2470 N Clark St in Lincoln Park.

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.

The apartments

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.

The location

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.

Trader Joe’s and Walmart Neighborhood Market are a few blocks north, and there are several convenience stores near the building.

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.

Mickey’s is a prime spot for relaxed people-watching in the summer. Tatziki Grill, across the street from Park Lincoln, draws positive reviews for its gyros.

The Other Side, The Pasta Bowl, Galway Arms, Frank’s and Oryani’s are just a few of the many options within a short walk of Park Lincoln.

As you’d expect in an area as dense and affluent as this, familiar franchises are abundant nearby.

There are two outstanding restaurants in the nearby Belden-Stratford: Mon Ami Gabi and L2o, which retained its Michelin two-star rating.

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 minutes’ walk from the building.

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 #22 Clark and #36 Broadway buses stop in front of the building and travel into the Loop.

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.

The competition

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.

Share your take on Park Lincoln

If you’ve lived at or visited Park Lincoln, and are not a real estate agent, add your thoughts in a comment. Comments are moderated, and commercial messages are not allowed.

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