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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 for 2016. Chicago-based Mac Management ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

New Lakeview three-bedroom has two master suites, three full baths

Halsted Flats

There’s only one 3-bedroom apartment remaining for rent at Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, and it’s special in a number of ways. For starters, all of the bedrooms are large, and two of them are master suites with walk-in closets and stall showers. There’s a third ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Echelon at K Station has the apartments and location you want

Echelon at K Station

If you’re looking for a luxury high-rise apartment with great amenities, panoramic views, a full-service grocery across the street, a park next door, convenient access to public transportation and expressways, and tons of nearby restaurants, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at Echelon at K Station. Located at 353 N Desplaines St in the Fulton ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 28, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Washington Park’s African Festival of the Arts

African Festival of the Arts

The 25th annual African Festival of the Arts kicks off tomorrow, August 29, and runs through Monday, September 1, in Washington Park, 51st and Cottage Grove. Hundreds of vendors participate in this popular event. In addition to the art, crafts and clothes, there’s music on several stages throughout the day, a wide array of food, ...

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

Quiet foundations and breast cancer awareness at 1000 South Clark

1000 S Clark St

Residents at AMLI 900 in the South Loop listened to nearly two months of steel striking steel as pilings were hammered into place last April and May to support the new AMLI Lofts immediately to the north. Residents who stayed on may have been dreading the start of construction for the new apartments at 1000 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville rental shootout – The Fairbanks vs Optima Center

Optima Center

Optima Center is a new rental tower at 200 E Illinois in Streeterville. The Fairbanks, just to the east at 240 E Illinois, is a six-year old condo building. There are currently MLS-listed 2-bedroom, 2-bath units available in both buildings. Unit 2901 at Optima Center spans 1,217 square feet and is listed at $3,985 a ...

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

A spacious light-filled landmark on Astor Street

1345 N Astor

The Edwin J Gardiner house, 1345 N Astor St, was built in 1887 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 14-room, 5-bedroom, 5 ½ bath Gold Coast home has east, west and south exposures, large windows and multiple skylights that flood the home with natural light. The home has been beautifully ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The distinct sub-neighborhoods of River North

River North

River North is bounded by Michigan Ave, Chicago Ave and the Chicago River. It’s a sub-neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. Unlike most neighborhoods its size, River North has no sub-neighborhoods of its own. One possible exception, recognized by some, is the Cathedral District – the area bounded by Michigan Ave, Ontario St, ...

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

From the vault – Sweet Home Chicago, Fall 1988

Sweet Home Chicago

YoChicago started in business in 1987 as a weekly real estate newspaper called the Real Estate Profile and, later, Apartments & Homes. Among other activities we ran five home shows, most recently at Navy Pier in 1989, where we drew a crowd of nearly 20,000 over a 3-day period. Join us for a nostalgic look ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Condominium review, 2650 Lakeview, Lincoln Park

Sudler Property Management

2650 Lakeview is a 44-story, 398-unit full-amenity contemporary high-rise at 2650 N Lakeview in Lincoln Park. It’s easily recognizable by its strong vertical risers and bay windows. The building was built in 1972 as a rental building, and was converted to condominiums in 1979. The architect for the building was Loebl, Schlossman, Bennett & Dart ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview East apartments double down on dog-friendliness

515 W Briar

Dog-friendly apartments aren’t easy to find in the popular Lakeview East neighborhood. Planned Property owns and manages a range of dog-friendly Lakeview East buildings, from courtyards to high-rises, and is continually looking for ways to make the buildings more welcoming to pet owners. A private, gated dog run was recently added at 515 W Briar, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A view over Streeterville’s busiest new apartment block

545 N McClurg Ct

You can see a drilling rig and caissons on the far end of the large site in the foreground in the above picture. Construction is apparently underway on 545 N McClurg Ct, a 44-story, 490-unit apartment tower, office space and ground-level retail. Construction has also begun on the conversion of the River East Art Center ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A wonderful Bucktown home that’s large yet cozy

1614 Leavitt

When you arrive at 1614 N Leavitt in Bucktown you’ll feel like you’re at a home built in the late 1800s. In fact, the home is less than 10 years old but is a wonderful recreation of an architecturally distinctive period piece. Every element in the home is of artisan quality and a high level ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Checking out a one-bedroom apartment in Streeterville

Streeter Place

I stopped by Streeter Place yesterday, for my first look at the model apartments. Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2009. The “I” model is an east-facing one-bedroom that spans 846 square feet. The model was furnished in a minimalist style ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Only one studio left at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats studio

Halsted Flats is the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, and it’s been renting rapidly since it opened in the spring. The studio apartments at Halsted Flats have been especially popular and only one remains available for rent. Unit 1118 offers 550 square feet of space and is priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, a short walk from Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 pool deck

K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick pedestrian access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, River West and River North – the neighborhoods adjacent to K2 – are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and they’re ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Attend the Bash on Wabash, and check out Park Michigan Apartments

Bash on Wabash

The 1300 block of South Wabash Ave is one of the best restaurant and bar destinations in downtown Chicago. It’s also just a block south of the Park Michigan Apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, in the South Loop. Starting at 13th and Wabash, a few steps south will take you to Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

See classic cars and classic homes in Bridgeport this weekend

A classic roadster

The St Barbara Classic Car Show will be held this Saturday, August 23, from 9 am to 4 pm, at 2859 S Throop St in Bridgeport. The event will feature classic show cars, antiques, custom hot rods and muscle cars. Car owners pay a fee to exhibit, but the event is free to viewers. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New lofts underway in Streeterville

River East

Building permits have been issued and work has begun on the conversion of the former River East Art Center building at 445 E Illinois into 285 loft apartments. Preliminary signage has been posted on the site. A website is expected to go live in about a week, and pre-leasing activity will begin shortly. The development ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Assembling the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 S Wabash

The site of 1345 Wabash, the first new condo development built in the South Loop in years, is currently a busy staging area for skilled trades shaping and assembling a bewildering variety of forms and materials. The end result of all the activity will be a sleek building that makes a distinctive statement in the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 20, 2014