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ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Block Thirty Seven apartments, 25 W Randolph St, Loop

Block 37 apartments

Block 37, bordered by State, Dearborn, Randolph and Washington streets, is one of the original 58 Chicago blocks plotted in 1830. Block Thirty Seven is a mixed-use development on the site that includes a 275,000 square foot multi-level indoor mall, an office tower and a 34-story, 674-unit apartment tower that ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

200 North Michigan apartments, 200 N Michigan Ave, Loop

200 N Michigan

200 North Michigan is a 41-story, 402-unit apartment tower under construction in Chicago’s Loop. The first two floors of the building will contain retail space. Demolition of an existing six-story building on the site was completed late in July of 2014. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the new tower was held ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 20, 2014
Downtown / Loop

Avant apartments, 347 W Chestnut St, Near North Side

Avant rendering

Avant is a 29-story, 330-unit apartment tower that is slated to begin construction in the first quarter of 2015 at 347 W Chestnut St on Chicago’s Near North Side. First occupancies are targeted for the latter half of 2016. Chicago-based Fifield Companies is the developer and Pappageorge Haymes is the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Aviation Lofts, 1340 S Michigan Ave, South Loop

Aviation Lofts

Aviation Lofts is a 7-story, 49-unit apartment building in the South Loop. A Giordano’s restaurant occupies the ground-level retail space. The Neoclassical-style building was built in 1922 for the Interior Furniture Company and served as both a showroom and a warehouse. During later years it was the home of the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

625 W Division apartments, Near North Side

625 W Division

625 W Division is a 16-story, 240-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. Occupancy is slated for mid-2015. Portland, OR-based Gerding Edlen is the developer and Lend Lease is the general contractor. The apartments Information about the unit mix and apartment finishes is not yet ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jones Chicago apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North

220 W Illinois

Jones Chicago is a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower nearing completion at 220 W Illinois St in the River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 155 cars. Reports have touted fall 2014 occupancy, but that seems unlikely. The developers are Gerding Edlen and Fred Latsko ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New City Apartments, 1501 N Halsted St, Near North Side

New City, 9/2/14

New City is a 19-story, 199-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. The building is part of New City, a major development on an 8 ½-acre site bounded roughly by Halsted St and Clybourn Ave. New City will include 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois St, Streeterville

Lofts at River East

The Lofts at River East is one of Chicago’s most distinctive structures, and a reminder of the lakefront’s industrial past. The building is what remains of the Pugh Terminal Warehouse (PDF), which was built between 1905 and 1920 and consisted of 18 modules that stretched about a third of a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jeff Jack Apartments, 601 W Jackson, West Loop

Jeff Jack

Jeff Jack, 601 W Jackson, is a 15-story, 190-unit apartment tower nearing completion in Chicago’s West Loop. The building’s name reflects its location at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson. The developer of the project is a venture that includes Dan Moceri. The architecture firm is Thomas Roszak Architecture ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

North Water apartments, 340 E North Water St, Streeterville

Revel Chicago

North Water is a 50-story multi-use tower at 340 E North Water St in Streeterville. The building will include a 400-room Loews Hotel, restaurants and bars, 398 rental apartments and 232 parking spaces. Construction began in November of 2012, and completion is slated for early 2015. DRW Holdings is the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

167 West Erie apartments, 167 W Erie St, River North

167 West Erie

167 West Erie, 167 W Erie St, will be a 39-story, 450-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The project will include ground-level retail space fronting Wells St. The development received Plan Commission approval in August of 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin early in 2015, with completion slated ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

441 West Barry apartments, Lakeview East

441 W Barry

441 West Barry is a 5-story, contemporary elevator building at 441 W Barry Ave in Lakeview East. The building was completed in 1969. The apartments 441 West Barry has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. As of early June 2014, available studios rented for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 6, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Del Prado apartments, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Del Prado apartments

The Del Prado, 5307 S Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, is a 12-story vintage hotel that was recently converted to 202 apartments. The Del Prado was designed by Newhouse & Bernham and built in 1918 by Sherman Tecumseh Cooper. It’s one of a group of distinctive buildings ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

450 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

450 W Melrose

450 West Melrose is a 94-unit, 5-story contemporary elevator building completed in 1972 in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The apartments 450 West Melrose has studio and 1-bedroom apartments. In early June of 2014 available studio rents ranged from $935 to $960 and one-bedrooms from $1,225 to $1,295. Floor plans are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 5, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Algonquin apartments, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd, Hyde Park / Kenwood

The Algonquin, Hyde Park

The Algonquin, 1606 E Hyde Park Blvd in Hyde Park / Kenwood, consists of six 14-story apartment towers with a total of 414 units. The Algonquin was built in 1951 on part of the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel. Pace Associates designed the Algonquin with the peripheral involvement ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

515 West Barry apartments, Lakeview East

515 West Barry

515 West Barry is a 90-unit, 5-story, contemporary elevator building at 515 W Barry Ave in Lakeview East. The building was completed in 1971. The apartments 515 West Barry has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. As of late May 2014, available studios rented ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 4, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Regents Park apartments, 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr, Hyde Park / Kenwood

Regents Park Chicago

Regents Park‘s two modernist towers house 1,031 apartments at 5020-5050 S Lake Shore Dr in Hyde Park / Kenwood. Regents Park was built on the site of the former Chicago Beach Hotel, which had a private beachfront prior to the construction of South Lake Shore Drive. The hotel became 5th ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

515 West Briar apartments, Lakeview East

515 W Briar

515 West Briar is a 73-unit, 8-story vintage building completed in 1937 in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The apartments 515 West Briar has studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Late in May of 2014 available studios rented for $930 and one-bedrooms from $1,255 to $1,315. Floor plans are accessible online. The apartments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 3, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

544 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

544 W Melrose

544 West Melrose is a 90-unit, 5-story contemporary elevator building completed in 1972 in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The apartments 544 West Melrose has studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Late in May of 2014 available studio rents ranged from $920 to $960 and one-bedrooms from $1,220 to $1,240. Floor plans are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

537 West Melrose apartments, Lakeview East

537 West Melrose

537 West Melrose is a 77-unit, 5-story contemporary elevator building completed in 1971 in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The apartments 537 West Melrose has studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Late in May of 2014 available studio rents ranged from $950 to $1,025 and one-bedrooms from $1,210 to $1,250. Floor plans are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

455 West Wellington apartments, Lakeview East

455 W Wellington

455 West Wellington is a 5-story, contemporary elevator building at 455 W Wellington Ave in Lakeview East. The building was completed in 1972. The apartments 455 West Wellington has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Floor plans are available online. As of late May 2014, available studios rented for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 29, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

596 West Hawthorne apartments, Lakeview East

596 Hawthorne

596 West Hawthorne is a 39-unit, 4-story vintage walk-up built in 1926 in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The apartments 596 West Hawthorne has studio and 1-bedroom apartments. Late in May of 2014 available studio rents ranged from $800 to $855. No one-bedrooms were available at that time. Floor plans are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

3510 North Pine Grove apartments, Lakeview East

3510 Pine Grove

3510 North Pine Grove is a 5-story, 112-unit contemporary elevator building in the Lakeview East neighborhood steps from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1971. The apartments 3510 North Pine Grove has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. In mid-May of 2014 available studios rented from $930 to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

634 – 42 West Cornelia apartments, Lakeview East

634-42 W Cornelia

634-42 West Cornelia is a 48-unit, 3-story vintage courtyard walk-up in the Lakeview East neighborhood. The building, which dates to 1919, has a large, south-facing, landscaped courtyard. The apartments 634-42 West Cornelia has 1-bedroom apartments. In mid-May of 2014 rents for available apartments ranged from $1,285 to $1,325. Floor plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

536 West Addison apartments, Lakeview East

536 W Addison

536 West Addison is a 5-story contemporary elevator building in the Lakeview East neighborhood steps from Lake Shore Drive. It was built in the 1970s. The apartments 536 West Addison has a mix of studio and 1-bedroom apartments. In mid-May of 2014 available studios rented from $900 to $965 and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 20, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

632 – 42 West Addison apartments, Lakeview East

632 W Addison

632-42 West Addison is a 3-story vintage courtyard walk-up in a keystone Lakeview East location steps from Wrigleyville and Boystown. The building, which dates to 1925, has a large, south-facing, landscaped gated courtyard. The apartments 632-42 West Addison has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. In mid-May of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 19, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

500 West Belmont apartments, Lakeview East

500 West Belmont

500 West Belmont is a 10-story, 72-unit apartment building at 500 W Belmont St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was completed in 1967. It has a distinctive façade of glazed white brick and blue brick verticals. White brick was little used in Chicago after it had a brief ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1330 North Dearborn apartments, 1330 N Dearborn Pkwy, Gold Coast

1330 North Dearborn

1330 North Dearborn is a 16-story, 88-unit apartment tower at 1330 N Dearborn Pkwy in the Gold Coast. The building was originally known as the Dearborn Walk apartments. It was designed by little-known architect Seymour S Goldstein. Goldstein was the architect for Second City and is remembered mostly for incorporating ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

3130 North Lake Shore Drive apartments, Lakeview East

3130 LSD

3130 North Lake Shore is a 26-story, 287-unit apartment tower at 3130 N Lake Shore St in Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood. The building was completed in 1952 and designed by the prolific architecture firm of Shaw, Metz & Dolio, which also designed strikingly similar buildings at 3121 N Sheridan, 350 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

441 West Oakdale apartments, 441 W Oakdale Ave, Lakeview

441 W Oakdale

441 West Oakdale is a 15-story, 70-unit contemporary high-rise at 441 W Oakdale Ave in Lakeview East. The building was designed by the architecture firm of Schiff & Freides and completed in 1965. The glazed-green brick on the building’s façade roots it definitively in the 60s. The apartments 441 West ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1000 North LaSalle apartments, Gold Coast adjacent

1000 N LaSalle

1000 North LaSalle is a 9-story apartment building situated at the cusp of the River North, Old Town and Gold Coast neighborhoods. The building was completed in 1981. Barancik Conte & Associates was the architecture firm for the building. Burton Lipman Associates was the general contractor. The apartments 1000 North ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

350 West Oakdale apartments, 350 W Oakdale Ave, Lakeview

350 W Oakdale

350 West Oakdale is a 14-story, 148-unit contemporary high-rise at 350 W Oakdale Ave in Lakeview East. The brick and concrete building was completed in 1951, and was one of the first modern high-rises built in Lakeview East. It was designed by the architecture firm of Shaw, Metz & Dolio, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1111 North Dearborn apartments, Gold Coast

1111 N Dearborn

1111 North Dearborn is a 32-story, 286-unit, full-amenity apartment tower. The building was completed in 1981, making it the second newest rental high-rise in a true Gold Coast location. Capital Associates Development was the developer, Barancik Conte the architecture firm and Burton Lipman Associates the general contractor. The broad white ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

10 West Elm apartments, 10 W Elm St, Gold Coast

10 West Elm Chicago

10 West Elm is a 20-story, 134-unit vintage apartment tower in the Gold Coast. The building also has 16,500 square feet of office and retail space. B. Leo Steif & Company & Company was the architect for the Art Deco building, which was completed in 1929. The multi-colored 10 West ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Eight O Five, 805 N LaSalle St, River North

805 N LaSalle rendering

Eight O Five is a 35-story, 295-unit apartment tower under construction at 805 N LaSalle St on Chicago’s Near North Side. The development will include ground-level retail space along Chicago Ave. The project’s developer is Smithfield Development. Berkelhamer Architects is the design architect and Antunovich Associates is the architect of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lincoln Park Plaza apartments, 600 W Diversey Pkwy, Lakeview

Lincoln Park Plaza

Lincoln Park Plaza is a 17-story, 249-unit contemporary high-rise at 600 W Diversey Pkwy on the Lakeview side of the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview. The building has ground-level retail space. Lincoln Park Plaza was completed in 1982 and was originally known as Rienzi Plaza, named after Civil War ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Old Colony Building apartments, 407 S Dearborn St, Loop

Old Colony Building

The Old Colony Building, 407 S Dearborn St, is a 17-story Chicago landmark designed by Holabird & Roche. When it was completed in 1894 it was the tallest building in the city. The Historic American Building Survey described the Old Colony Building as “Stately, perfectly proportioned, pure in outline and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 24, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

2738 North Pine Grove apartments, 2738 N Pine Grove Ave, Lincoln Park

2738 Pine Grove

2738 North Pine Grove is a 14-story, 160-unit vintage high-rise at 2738 N Pine Grove just south of the border of Lakeview and Lincoln Park. The Renaissance Revival building was built in 1928 as the Lincoln Park Arms Hotel. It was designed by the architecture firm of Thielbar and Fugard, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 24, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

451 Wrightwood apartments, 451 W Wrightwood Ave, Lincoln Park

451 Wrightwood

451 Wrightwood is a 14-story, 172-unit vintage high-rise at 451 W Wrightwood Ave in Lincoln Park. The building was completed in 1928 as the Park Royale apartments. It was known for years as Wrightwood Court, from the interior courtyard shared with its sister building at 443 Wrightwood. Both buildings were ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 19, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Reside at 2727 apartments, 2727 N Pine Grove Ave, Lincoln Park

2727 Pine Grove

Reside at 2727 is a 5-story, 48-unit contemporary mid-rise at 2727 N Pine Grove Ave just south of the border of Lakeview and Lincoln Park. The 4+1 building was completed in 1968. It was acquired in 2011 by Lower Pell LLC, an affiliate of Newcastle Limited for $5.9M and has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 19, 2014
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