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Streeter Place apartments, 355 E Ohio St, Streeterville

by Joe Zekas on 10/1/13

Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity luxury apartment tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2009.

Golub & Company was the developer, McHugh Construction was the general contractor and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the architecture firm.

The apartments

Streeter Place offers 17 different floor plans of studio, convertible, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. Two of the one-bedroom plans have a separate den.

Floor plans are online, but up-to-date availability and rent information is not.

Typical unit finishes include hardwood-like floors in living areas, tiled kitchens and baths and carpeted bedrooms. Kitchens have granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, built-in microwave and dishwasher. There are in-unit washers and dryers, and a separate laundry room in the building.

Closet space compares favorably with many of the newer apartment buildings.

Three-bedroom plans have recessed balconies, as do some of the 1-bedroom and most of the 2-bedroom units. The largest 1-bedroom plan has a bath-and-a-half and a separate den area.

Furnished short-term rentals in the building are available through Ryan Corporate Housing and Suite Home Chicago.

Views. The density that makes Streeter Place’s location attractive limits its views, but many of the apartments have great views. The building is sited on an east / west axis, and the best views will be from high-floor east-facing units. Those views may be curtailed by the development of a proposed high-rise immediately east of the property, and have been limited by the recent completion of 500 Lake Shore Drive.

Amenities, services, policies

Streeter Place’s 12th floor amenities level, above the parking garage, is touted as “Club 355.”

There’s a west- and south-facing landscaped deck with an outdoor pool and gas grills.

A spacious resident lounge / party room / game room accommodates a variety of activities. There’s a fully-equipped fitness center with an adjacent “spa area,” and locker rooms with steam and saunas. There’s also a fully-equipped business center.

Residents can rent guest suites in the building to accommodate family or out-of-town visitors.

Streeter Place has on-site leasing, management and maintenance staff and 24/7 door staff.

Cats and dogs are OK, subject to limits.

The location

Streeter Place is in the recently-developed southern part of Streeterville, three blocks north of the Chicago River, midway between Michigan Avenue and Navy Pier.

Shopping. Whole Foods will be opening in January 2015 a block east of Streeter Place. Treasure Island, which bills itself as “America’s most European supermarket,” is a few blocks northeast.

A Walgreen’s Pharmacy is a block south of Streeter Place.

Michigan Avenue’s Magnificent Mile shops begin three blocks west of the building.

Dining, nightlife, entertainment.
There are literally 100s of dining and nightlife options within blocks of Streeter Place, including alfresco cafés fronting the building’s drive-in court area.

Many of the local restaurants cater heavily to tourists and office workers, but you won’t have any trouble finding a go-back-to neighborhood favorite.

Yolk, which is in the building, is a popular breakfast spot that draws a crowd for Sunday brunch.

If you’re a bowling or movie buff, hit the lanes at Lucky Strike then head downstairs to catch a movie at AMC River East, a block south of Streeter Place.

Parks, recreation. Streeter Place has good park access.

Immediately east of Streeter Place is a park that’s actually the roof of a parking garage.

The building is two blocks from Navy Pier, Jane Addams Memorial Park, Ohio Street Beach and the Lakefront Trail. River Esplanade Park, home to Centennial Fountain, is a few blocks south of the building.

Lake Shore Park, which has a running track, softball fields, tennis courts, a playground and a small field house, is a half-mile north. The Museum of Contemporary Art is at the west end of the park and just west of the museum is the delightful, tree-shrouded Seneca Playlot Park.

Transportation. Access to CTA and Metra train lines is inconvenient from Streeter Place.

CTA bus service, via multiple routes, is excellent along Michigan Ave, Illinois St (one-way East-bound) and Grand Ave (one-way West-bound). Many residents of Streeter Place may opt for cabs as their preferred mode of public transit, and cabs are always plentiful in the area.

Zipcar and I-Go car-sharing locations are on-site.

Streeter Place has easy access to and from Lake Shore Drive. Reaching I-90/94 and the rest of the city’s expressway grid can often be time-consuming. Expect near-gridlock conditions when there’s a major event in the neighborhood.

The competition

Streeter Place’s‘s most direct competitor is its next-door neighbor and near-twin: The Streeter. If you’re interested in one of the buildings, you’ll definitely want to compare what’s available in both.

The building also competes with nearby rental buildings and the new high-rises at 500 Lake Shore Drive and Optima Center.

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

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

Streeter Place in the news

More recent items are listed first.

  • Guest suites at Streeter Place
  • McHugh completes Streeter Place apartments
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