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South Loop is the area bounded by the Stevenson Expy (2450 S) on the south, Congress Pkwy (500 S) on the north, from Lake Michigan west to the Chicago River. ZIP codes: 60605, 60616, 60607.

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Designer finishes at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

The new rental towers sprouting up in downtown Chicago boast of having “condo quality finishes.” The new condos at 1345 Wabash can rightfully lay claim to finishes that raise the definition of “condo quality” to a new level, at monthly ownership costs well below the rent at a new apartment tower. The finish brands at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 25, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop condo construction update

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1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in Chicago in the past half-dozen years, is nearing completion and first occupancies are slated for early spring. 1345 Wabash was designed by the award-winning firm of Brininstool + Lynch. The developer, CMK Companies, is one of Chicago’s leading real estate firms with a strong track record ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 19, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hyper-convenient South Loop apartments

Park Michigan

City life is more fun when you live across the street from Grant Park and grocery shopping, a public transit hub, and a ton of bars and restaurants are a short walk away. The Park Michigan apartment tower has a stellar South Loop location across from Grant Park and steps from grocery shopping, dozens of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 18, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1345 Wabash condos will help you burst the rent bubble

1345 Wabash

If the rapidly rising rents of the past few years have you questioning whether it’s time to buy, it’s time for you to meet the friendly, professional and knowledgeable sales staff at the new 1345 Wabash condos. 1345 Wabash has a stellar South Loop location, high-style finishes, out-of-the-ordinary architecture and attractive rent vs own numbers. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A visit to three new South Loop apartment sites

1000 S Clark St

I stopped by three South Loop construction sites yesterday for a brief look. The sixth floor of 1000 S Clark is nearing completion and work has begun on the seventh floor of JDL Development‘s 469-unit, 29-story apartment tower. Foundation work is continuing on Golub & Co‘s 41-story, 397 unit apartment tower at 1001 S State. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 11, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New CTA Green Line station opens near The LEX apartments

Cermak rendering Green Line

Residents at The LEX, a luxury apartment tower in the South Loop, enjoy great access to public transportation via nearby bus, Red Line and Metra stops, and convenient access to Lake Shore Drive and the city’s expressway grid. Yesterday’s opening of a new Green Line station at Cermak Rd, two short blocks from The LEX, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 9, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos have great transportation access

CTA

The new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop have Trader Joe’s and Jewel-Osco just over a block north, close proximity to Grant Park and the Museum Campus, and dozens of bars and restaurants, including a half-dozen on the same block, within a short walk. Dealing with the daily commute, however, is often more ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 3, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Blowing off the blizzard at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Malnati's South Loop

Yesterday’s blizzard conditions may have wrecked Super Bowl Sunday plans for many Chicagoans, but residents of the South Loop‘s Astoria Tower had plenty of fallback options steps away from their luxury apartments. Jimmy Green’s sports bar, Lou Malnati’s pizzeria and a 7-Eleven are in the building next door to Astoria Tower. Just past the 7-Eleven ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 2, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The window of opportunity at 1345 Wabash condos

1345 S Wabash

The construction elevator will be coming down soon and all of the windows will be in place at 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise built in downtown Chicago in years. The closing-in of the building signals a closing window of opportunity for home buyers to lock in the most desirable units at currently attractive ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos target spring occupancy

1345 Wabash

Chicago’s real estate recovery will reach a milestone this spring when residents begin moving into 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise in years. Some of the buyers at 1345 Wabash have architecture and style as their highest priority. Some have been attracted by the South Loop location’s vitality and convenience. Some have been swayed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The burgeoning burger scene near Park Michigan apartments

Five Guys

There are already half a dozen places to grab a hamburger within about a block of the South Loop‘s Park Michigan apartments. The options include, in alphabetical order, Artists Café. Eleven City Diner, Five Guys, The Scout, Urban Counter and Wabash Tap. Chicago Magazine is reporting that the popular Burger Bar will open on Thursday, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 20, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop riverfront poised for major development

Kardas aerial

Crain’s Chicago Business is reporting that CMK Companies is acquiring a vacant 6.5-acre parcel south of Harrison St and north of River City along the river. According to Crain’s, the site where parts of Divergent were filmed is being acquired by another developer. The above shot was taken from 235 Van Buren, a 714-unit condo ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 19, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Own a stylish new South Loop condo for less than rent

1345 Wabash

If you want to live in a high-style, architecturally distinctive home in a prime South Loop location, you’ll want to visit the new condos nearing completion at 1345 Wabash. 1345 Wabash is setting a new standard in the South Loop with finishes that are familiar to readers of upscale design magazines: Florense cabinetry, Duravit floating ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 15, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments for rent – an up-to-date list

South Loop apartments

If you want to rent in the South Loop, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s South Loop availability list. There are just over a dozen large apartment complexes in the South Loop, and we’ve listed them in this Google spreadsheet, and checked what’s available for rent, and what the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

The LEX, luxury apartments in the new South Loop

The LEX

The southern part of the South Loop is poised for major change with the development of a new arena and hotel near McCormick Place, plans for the Lucas Museum, the opening of the new CTA Green Line stop at Cermak and the coming alive of the Motor Row Entertainment District. Businesses are opening in anticipation ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop development is rapidly heating up

South Loop sites

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that a group led by CMK Companies has agreed to acquire a 5.1-acre site, pictured above, just north of Roosevelt Rd in the South Loop. The site is immediately south of a 1.8-acre site recently acquired by a CMK venture. The sites will benefit from the new Wells-Wentworth ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Relax at the pool at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower

If a spa experience following a workout is your ideal way to start or end a winter day, you’ll want to check out the luxury apartments at Astoria Tower. The amenities package includes an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room, and a spa / massage salon. The fitness room is adjacent to the pool. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 7, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos ease Chicago’s harsh winters

1345 S Wabash

It’s not too early to begin thinking about next winter. Chicago’s winters are a lot easier to enjoy when restaurants, bars, grocery shopping and public transportation are almost at your doorstep. Residents of the new South Loop condos at 1345 Wabash can visit Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos and The Scout without leaving ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Meet Aleisha, a 1345 Wabash buyer

Aleisha, 1345 Wabash

Aleisha is a freelance writer who currently rents in the South Loop. When looking for her new home, her priorities were equal parts a convenient location and a live / work space where she would love to spend her time. At 1345 Wabash, she found both and much more. Here’s what Aleisha had to say ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf Point apartment tower is advancing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014