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A stolen porch in Humboldt Park

Avers & Augusta

Yesterday morning I accompanied veteran appraiser Michael Walsh of Citywide Services on part of his daily rounds. Our first stop was at a foreclosed home in Humboldt Park, just past three police cars parked in the middle of the block. There was a Police Observation Device a/k/a blue light camera on the corner. The northeast ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction underway on new South Loop condos

1345 S Wabash

A Komatsu hydraulic excavator, a team of surveyors and a supervisory crew from Lend Lease were on-site at 1345 S Wabash in the South Loop yesterday, preparing for the construction of a 15-story high-rise condo building. 1345 Wabash will be the first new high-rise condo built in Chicago in years, and it’s likely to come ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

An extra-wide top-floor Lakeview East home on a prime block

622 Oakdale

The newly-listed 3-bedroom, 2-bath top-floor home at 622 W Oakdale Ave has been highly-upgraded and boasts a number of unusual features. The home’s width enables all of the rooms to be generously-sized and allows for plentiful storage. A spacious kitchen has ample cabinet and counter space, a high-end appliance package and is open to the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

A move-in ready home in a convenient near-south location

3216 S Prairie

The 3- to 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 3216 S Prairie Ave was built 7 years ago but has the appearance of a new home. The home has high-ceilings, hardwood floors and generously-sized rooms. The living / dining area flows into an expansive kitchen / family room with an island and a pantry, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A view from the Roosevelt Road bridge

Roosevelt Road bridge

If you’re driving across the Roosevelt Road bridge, headed for the Museum Campus, slow down for a closer look at the sculptures that prefigure your destination. You’ll see dolphins (the Shedd Aquarium), an astrolabe (the Adler Planetarium) and prehistoric creatures (the Field Museum). Better yet, park at the Whole Foods west of the bridge and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 23, 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 W Oakdale and 201 E ...

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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 Oakdale has only five studio ...

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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 LaSalle has studio, 1- and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Twenty-five new apartments headed for Halsted

2940 N Halsted

Sappanos Paint closed several years ago after a long run at 2940 N Halsted in Lakeview. The one-story building on the site had been completely demolished and workers were stacking up the salvageable brick when I stopped by late last week. Plans are in the works for a 4-story all-residential building with 25 apartments. The ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 21, 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, which also designed strikingly similar ...

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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 verticals that typify many of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 21, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Hyde Park’s Vue53 moving forward

Vue53 rendering

McHugh Construction, the general contractor for Vue53, announced on its Facebook page that it will be hosting an outreach event on Thursday, April 24, for qualified union subcontractors interested in working on the development. Additional signs that Vue53 is progressing include the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at stopping construction of the project, and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New listing: a Lincoln Park triplex rowhouse with two income units

2323 Halsted

The fully-renovated triplex at 2323-25 N Halsted boasts 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, high ceilings, parking and wonderful vintage touches. The home has elaborate crown and baseboard moldings, an original fireplace mantle, plaster medallions and period fixtures. Directly adjacent to the owner’s unit are two apartments that rent easily for a total of $3,000 per ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 18, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview apartments

3130 LSD

Planned Property owns and manages more than 3,000 apartments in twenty-eight Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview buildings in prime locations. The buildings range from walk-ups to contemporary mid-rises to vintage and modern high-rises. Read on for rent and availability information at each of the buildings. Our featured building this week is 3130 N Lake ...

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

Available MLS-listed downtown rentals at 6-month low

Aerial view Chicago Loop

Just over 1,000 homes and condos were listed as available for rent yesterday in the 14 downtown ZIP Codes that we track. The 1,008 listings were the lowest number we’ve seen in more than 6 months. Available units in South Loop ZIP Code 60605 dropped from 130 early last October to 87 yesterday, a one-third ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Spacious three-bedrooms for rent at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Two high-floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes will be available in June at Chestnut Tower, 121 W Chestnut St. The unusually spacious homes span 1,920 square feet and have hardwood floors, in-unit washer / dryers and renovated kitchens and baths. Kitchens open to a large living / dining area with two walls of windows. Rent for the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

No visible progress at Bronzeville’s Rosenwald Apartments

Rosenwald Apartments

It’s been nearly two years since I spent a good chunk of two days walking the area around the Rosenwald Apartments, a massive abandoned complex at 47th and Michigan. Members of Rosenwald for All, a group of neighbors who live near the building, accompanied me for part of the time and shared their thoughts in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

An update on Shops and Lofts at 47

Shops and Lofts at 47

The groundbreaking for the long-dormant Shops and Lofts at 47, 47th St and Cottage Grove, occurred just over a year ago and the development was slated to open “in early 2014.” It’s been seven years and a day since we first wrote about the project. Early 2014 has come and gone, but the project appeared ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 16, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Alderman’s Facebook page announces new Ravenswood development

Aerial view Clark & Lawrence

News about new developments surfaces in many venues. On April 12th, the Facebook page for 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar announced a proposed development at the northwest corner of Clark and Lawrence, a site that’s been vacant for more than half a dozen years. The site is zoned B2-3, which would allow a mixed-use retail ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Lennar acquires West Loop site for new apartments

Taxman Gateway proposal

It was exactly four years ago today that we first wrote about about Taxman Corporation’s Gateway development plan.   The project, at the southeast corner of Madison and Green, has been scaled back several times since the original rendering, above. Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that a Lennar Corp affiliate has acquired the site. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 15, 2014