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River North’s best apartments – building amenities

One Superior Place

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 6, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartment towers – walking distance to the Loop

Aerial view of EnV location

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to public transit, parks and beaches and the expressway grid. A daily walk-to-work experience is one of the many reasons renters opt for River North. Living in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Is Grand Plaza feeling heat from new buildings?

River North

AMLI River North and Hubbard Place, two new rental towers that recently opened in River North, added a total of 877 new apartments to a market that had been clipping along at about a 95% occupancy rate. The 481-unit Grand Plaza, which was completed in 2003, may be feeling some heat from the new buildings. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 8, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

AMLI River North, 71 W Hubbard St, River North

AMLI River North Chicago

AMLI River North, 71 W Hubbard St in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, is a 50-story, 409-unit apartment tower with 262 parking spaces and 4,500 square feet of ground level retail space. Construction began in October 2011, and the building recently opened for occupancy. AMLI Residential Partners is the developer, Walsh Construction the general contractor, and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Four new apartment towers, viewed from Trump Tower

Optima Center

I was apparently off-cycle on the window washing schedule at Trump Tower, so these views aren’t as clear as they might otherwise be. The east views of Optima Center, Coast and 500 N Lake Shore Drive were shot from the 74th floor of Trump. The west view of AMLI River North, which is topped out ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 29, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Will the downtown rental market boom or go bust this spring?

AMLI River North

One of my correspondents sent the following brief note: “Nothing is moving. This spring is going to be huge for rentals or a bust.” Not much guidance there! The buildings that came to market last year, including SoNo East, Randolph Tower and 1225 Old Town, reported leasing up rapidly with minimal concessions. The 496-unit K2 ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 4, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New River North apartment towers near topping out

AMLI River North

AMLI River North, 71 W Hubbard, will top out at 50 stories and Hubbard Place, 360 W Hubbard, at 43. As you can see from the photos, both are nearing their full height. The AMLI website is touting Summer 2013 occupancy, while Hubbard Place is slated to deliver in October 2013. The buildings will add ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 5, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hubbard Place apartments rising rapidly, targeting October occupancy

Hubbard Place, Chicago

The 495-unit, 43-story Hubbard Place is rising rapidly at 360 W Hubbard in River North, and is about three-quarters of the way toward its full height. Judging from the last photos I took at the site the building is adding a floor about every three working days. Hubbard Place’s website is currently estimating occupancy in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 8, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New apartments slated for River North

353 W Grand Ave Chicago

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Vancouver-based Onni Group has acquired two River North sites and plans to develop apartments on them. The sites are at 353 W Grand Ave, pictured above, and 750 N Hudson, below. We’ve added these developments to our list of new downtown apartment projects, where we’re currently tracking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on October 18, 2012
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A domu blog update on new downtown apartment construction

Downtown Chicago, Kardas Photography

Despite its ease of use, we’re not a fan of domu’s rental search, but domu’s blog is occasionally a source of useful tips for landlords and renters. Last week domu’s blog featured an update, with then-current photos, on the status of seven new rental towers that are underway in downtown Chicago. It’s worth a look. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 2, 2011