Category: New construction

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Watching Wrightwood Crossing, from rendering to reality

Watching Wrightwood Crossing, from rendering to reality

In a day when we are seeing more development projects abandoned or put on hold than completed, it is refreshing to see a project come to fruition. ...

Quote of the day: protected by title insurance

"They are 100 percent protected by their title insurance," is what John Carroll, CEO of Kirk Homes, said of homeowners who've had contractor lien clai ...
The Jesse White Tumbling Team at Geneva's Swedish Days

The Jesse White Tumbling Team at Geneva's Swedish Days

Yo ranges far and wide in the city and around metro Chicago. Earlier today we rambled out west to Geneva, in Kane County, for the final day of the 6 ...

New home construction defects – share your stories and tips

If you search Google for information on construction defects in new homes in Chicago or any other area municipality, you won't find much useful inform ...
We drive so you don't have to

We drive so you don't have to

If you reckon you've got to light out for the territory far beyond O'Hare – we can save you some time and gas. Before making the 50-mile trek to Vo ...
A Volo vista at Symphony Meadows

A Volo vista at Symphony Meadows

If you're not a Hollywood car buff, you've probably never heard of Volo, Illinois, much less visited it. Volo was first incorporated as a village i ...
Chieftain Group scraps plans for Grand Central

Chieftain Group scraps plans for Grand Central

Irish condo developer Chieftain Group is backing out of Grand Central, a proposed $150-million mixed-use development located at the corner of Harris ...
Construction checkup: Luxhaven

Construction checkup: Luxhaven

A red dumpster is still visible in this photo that I took last week, but it looks like most of the work on this building at 1733 W Cornelia Ave in Ros ...
A first look at EcoNorth's furnished model

A first look at EcoNorth's furnished model

The model unit isn't quite finished at Phase 1 of EcoNorth, JCJ Development's 16-unit condo development at 1842 W Irving Park Rd in North Center, but ...
Sales Center Sunday: Open house at 2208 West Chicago in Ukrainian Village

Sales Center Sunday: Open house at 2208 West Chicago in Ukrainian Village

On my way home from visiting The Silver District yesterday, I noticed an open house sign for this new three-flat at 2208 W Chicago Ave in the Ukrainia ...
Seeing double on Ashland in West Town

Seeing double on Ashland in West Town

These two new-construction developments are located almost directly across the street from each other in the 800 block of Ashland Avenue in West Town ...
2800 West North, re-branded as "The Silver District," opens in Logan Square

2800 West North, re-branded as "The Silver District," opens in Logan Square

We've been keeping an eye on this new 20-unit development at 2800 W North Ave in Logan Square for the past few weeks, and just last night a handful ...
Three furnished models open at Kimball Station

Three furnished models open at Kimball Station

It's been a couple of months since we last checked up on Kimball Station, and plenty has changed at the Albany Park development. @properties agents Je ...
Construction wrapping up at Coliseum Park

Construction wrapping up at Coliseum Park

On learning that it was open for business, I visited Coliseum Park, 1440 S Wabash Ave, on Friday and toured the new furnished model. Due to setbacks i ...
Despite obstacles, Coliseum Park model opens

Despite obstacles, Coliseum Park model opens

The gods don't seem to favor Coliseum Park, 1440 S Wabash Ave, but the South Loop low-rise is proving to be pretty resilient. First, ComEd delayed tur ...
Will new condos bring peace, tranquility and good karma to Roscoe Village?

Will new condos bring peace, tranquility and good karma to Roscoe Village?

Realtor Rich Kasper has just posted listings for a eight-unit, new construction development at 1733 W Cornelia Ave, on the corner of Cornelia and Linc ...
Construction checkup: Vision gets windows

Construction checkup: Vision gets windows

Slowly but surely, RDM Development's Vision is taking shape at 1624 W Division St in Wicker Park. Construction on the four-story building began in ...
Greenmoore's models to open by end of March

Greenmoore's models to open by end of March

Despite appearances, The Greenmoore is not open for business yet. Most of the work on the six-story building at 6955 N Greenview Ave in Rogers Park is ...
A beautiful day for building in River North

A beautiful day for building in River North

Not everything has hit a standstill out there, as evidenced by today's weather. I shucked the winter coat, wandered around the neighborhood after l ...
More on Wrightwood Crossing's green features

More on Wrightwood Crossing's green features

G.Corp Development principal Giacomo Caliendo responded in an e-mail to my questions about the green features at Wrightwood Crossing, the planned deve ...
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