This sleek, international-style tower, designed by Loewenberg-Fitch, was completed in 1981. It recently changed ownership and has been undergoing a complete renovation of the common areas and updating of the apartments.
Park Michigan offers 12 different floor plans of studio, alcove studio, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath apartments.
Floor plans and a near real-time availability check can be accessed online. As of early November 2013 available studios rented from $1,349, 1-bedrooms from $1,635 and 2-bedrooms from $2,115.
Many of the units have been updated with open-concept all-electric kitchens that feature granite countertops and stainless appliances. Hardwood floors are available in some units. In-unit washer / dryers and balconies are not available.
The floor plans are typically more spacious than you’ll find in the newer apartment buildings, and most have exceptionally good closet space. Two-bedroom plans are corner units and have adjacent bedrooms, rather than the split-bedroom layout preferred by roommates.
Views. The building’s prominent location guarantees spectacular park views from east-facing units.
West-facing units have skyline, cityscape and sunset views.
Amenities, services, policies
The amenities package at Park Michigan has recently been completely updated and expanded.
Snap Fitness is in the building, and Park Michigan residents have complimentary access to the facility.
A new resident lounge has free Wi-Fi service and a bar for private parties.
There’s a fully-equipped business center and a new sundeck. The building has an on-site garage.
The remodeled lobby has direct access to a spa that’s located in the building.
Park Michigan has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff. The building is pet-friendly, subject to limits.
Park Michigan occupies a prominent site at the south end of Grant Park.
The location affords residents quick access to the Museum Campus, the Loop, Soldier Field and McCormick Place.
WalkScore gives the location a “Walker’s Paradise” rating of 98 and a “Rider’s Paradise” transit score of 100.
Shopping. Residents at Park Michigan have convenient access to grocery shopping.
Target and Whole Foods are a bit further west along Roosevelt Rd, and a new Mariano’s recently opened on Clark St. There are also several convenience stores in the immediate area. There are full-service pharmacies in the Jewel and Target, and a Walgreens is two short blocks west on Roosevelt Rd.
There are scores of dining and nightlife options within a few blocks’ walk of Park Michigan, and their number is growing.
Blues lovers can head a few blocks north to Buddy Guy’s Legends.
We haven’t ventured more than two short blocks from Park Michigan – and we haven’t even listed what’s within those two blocks. You’ll find a wide variety of dining and nightlife options in the immediate neighborhood.
Parks, recreation. Park Michigan has Grant Park as its front yard.
Spanning nearly half a square mile, the 319-acre park accommodates a wide range of active recreational pursuits and spots for quiet contemplation.
Millennium Park, at the North end of Grant Park, is one of the most exciting and architecturally interesting public spaces in the country. Park Michigan residents will pass the Art Institute on the way to Millennium Park.
Northerly Island beach is a short bike ride from Park Michigan.
The CTA’s Roosevelt Road station has Red, Green and Orange Line stops for easy access to north, south and west side locations and to Midway Airport.
A wide variety of CTA bus routes criss-cross the area, with stops near the building.
The building’s most direct competitor is likely to be the 1130 South Michigan apartments, a few doors north. Renters looking for an option closer to the Loop with private balconies and an indoor pool might consider Astoria Tower, 8 E 9th St.
Rentals are typically available in a number of nearby condo buildings, sometimes at sharply lower rents than in the managed apartment buildings.
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