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A mini-tour of the new Scott Residences in Old Town

Scott Residences lobby

It’s been just over 3 weeks since my last visit to The Scott Residences, a new 71-unit apartment building at the corner of Scott and Wells in Old Town. There’s been a great deal of progress during that time period, beginning with the opening of the on-site Starbucks. Signage indicates that Massage Envy will be ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Streeterville high-rise with new name, website gets another new name, website

North Water

Three months ago to the day we reported that the new

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The tower crane at Eight O Five is poised to jump

Eight O Five

Eight O Five, the new apartment tower under construction at 805 N LaSalle, had climbed to the 20th floor yesterday, on its way to topping out at 35 stories. Before the building can climb much higher, additional sections will need to be added to the tower crane in a process that’s known as a “jump.” ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 30, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Video – a tour of Bucktown’s Holstein Park neighborhood

Holstein Park

The Holstein Park neighborhood in Bucktown is bordered on the east by Damen Ave (2000 W) and the Kennedy Expressway, on the south by Armitage Ave (2000 N), on the north by Fullerton Ave (2400 N) and on the west by Western Ave (2400 W). Holstein Park is the center of community activity. It boasts ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 29, 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 Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical University, hence its ...

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

The Fairbanks, 240 E Illinois St, Streeterville

The Fairbanks

The Fairbanks at Cityfront Plaza is a 31-story condominium at 240 E Illinois St in Streeterville. The building has 42 loft units at its base and 239 units in the tower portion. The ground-level retail space, which had been a Dominick’s, will re-open in January of 2015 as a Whole Foods. The loft portion of ...

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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 publicly available. Views. The location ...

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

Video tour – New West Loop luxury apartments at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922, a new boutique apartment building, will be ready for occupancy in January of 2015 at 922 W Washington. A leasing office is currently open at 123 N Sangamon, an adjacent loft building that will share amenities with Circa 922. Circa 922 has a terrific West Loop location, steps from a park, dining, nightlife, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Up to 3 months free rent at new Lakeview East high-rise

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower in Lakeview, is nearing full occupancy after opening this past spring. Winter is also approaching, and that translates into fewer renters in the market, and great deals for those fortunate few. Halsted Flats is offering up to three months’ free rent for 15- to 18-month leases on select ...

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

Craft beer and condos in the South Loop

South Loop Market

If you want to indulge your craving for craft beer close to home, check out the new condos at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop. There are dozens of bars and restaurants serving up local beers within a short walk of 1345 Wabash, but several are standouts in the suds department. The Scout Waterhouse is ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

A YoChicago special – Gold Coast 3-bedroom apartments

1111 Dearborn

Planned Property currently has several scarce 3-bedrooms available at 1111 North Dearborn in the Gold Coast. The homes have space-expanding bay windows that flood them with light and are attractively priced from $3,400. Availability is immediate. Active roommates are attracted to the location for its proximity to the nearby bar, restaurant and nightlife scenes. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
Far North

Somerset Place – is Uptown ready for upscale rentals?

Somerset Place

It’s been 10 years since I’ve been in Somerset Place, 5009 N Sheridan Rd in the Margate Park neighborhood in Uptown. At the time it was a place where you didn’t want to linger. It’s been over six years since I stopped by and took the above shots. I pass through the area periodically, but ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

New Roscoe Village condos sell out before completion

1908 W Belmont

Three condos are nearing completion at 1908 W Belmont Ave in Roscoe Village, but they were sold months ago. Dolyva Development builds homes with a mix of modern and traditional elements that buyers find appealing. White kitchens with large islands and granite counters are a sharp contrast to dark-stained hardwood floors. One of the developer’s ...

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

Today’s deal – a month free on a Streeterville studio

Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place has a good selection of studio apartments available for immediate to late-November occupancy. The apartments have gorgeous lake views, a large walk-in closet, an in-unit washer / dryer and the popular open-kitchen plan. Dog-friendly units are available. Streeter Place is a full-amenity, full-service building with on-site management, maintenance and leasing staff, and 24/7 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 25, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Is demolition near at Lincoln, Belmont and Ashland?

Lincoln Belmont Ashland

Six weeks ago Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that the “Target site” in Lakeview had been sold to Novak Construction in “a possible first step toward redevelopment…” A second step appears imminent. There’s construction fencing at the north end of the site and signage from a demolition company. We first reported on plans for development ...

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

K2 Apartments awarded LEED Silver Certification

K2

Chicago-based Fifield Companies and national developer Wood Partners have announced that K2, the partnership’s 496-unit luxury rental tower at 365 Halsted St. in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has been awarded LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve the prestigious LEED designation, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, K2 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Reasonably-priced luxury 2-bedrooms in the Fulton River District

Echelon at K Station

If you’ve experienced sticker shock at the rent for luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments in a newer high-rise, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you visit Echelon at K Station. The full-amenity, high-service Fulton River District apartment tower has an adjacent park, a Jewel-Osco across the street, and spectacular views of the city skyline. The location affords ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 24, 2014
ChicagoSouth Side

Video – A rare Frank Lloyd Wright rowhouse in The Gap

Roloson Houses

The Roloson Houses in the 3200 block of South Calumet are a Chicago Landmark, in part because they’re the only rowhouses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The exterior of 3215 S Calumet Ave is nearly pristine Wright, and the interior has been completely made over in a still that respects its original layout and Wright’s ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video – A luxurious Old Town single-family on a tree-lined street

1442 N Wieland

The luxurious home at 1442 N Wieland has many features that make it an unusual find in Old Town. The home has an attached 3-car garage with a heated driveway / snow-melt system, elevator access to all of its levels, outdoor living spaces on all levels, and uncommonly large bedrooms, four of which are en-suite. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at Wolf Point

Wolf Point 9/19

Construction on the 48-story, 510-unit apartment tower at Wolf Point began early this year. If it appears that the project is progressing slowly, the reason is the enormous amount of infrastructure work that needed to be complete before the tower could begin to rise. The first level of the apartment tower appears to be nearing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 22, 2014