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Cloudy-day views from the sundeck at Park Michigan apartments

Roosevelt Rd CTA

My plans to shoot the views from the sundeck at Park Michigan were disrupted by the weather – cloudy and gloomy. I opted for some close-ups of what’s close by the South Loop apartment tower. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are steps from the sundeck grills. Target, the Shops at Roosevelt Collection, and Whole Foods are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look inside The Lofts at River East in Streeterville

Lofts at River East

If you pass by The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois in Streeterville, you’ll have only a few clues to the scale of construction that’s underway inside. The conversion of the building into 285 loft apartments is far along, and occupancy is targeted for late this year. At the time of my visit on ...

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

Will the North Loop absorb all the new apartments?

Block 37

Five years ago there were fewer than 200 rental apartments in the Loop north of Madison St, at MDA City Apartments. Since that time nearly 1,900 apartments have become available at Randolph Tower, 215 West, Oakwood 200 Squared, 73 East Lake and OneEleven . Construction is underway on 432 units at 200 N Michigan and ...

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

Preview River North apartments in YoChicago video tours

Hubbard Place

We immodestly think that YoChicago’s video tours, some of which are sponsored, are a great way to preview apartment communities and narrow your apartment search. Join us in these videos for a look at four full-amenity luxury apartment towers in River North. Hubbard Place is a new 48-story, 450-unit apartment tower across from the East ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 12, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview deal of the day: Play volleyball for a rent credit

Planned Property

You’ll have to act quickly if you want a shot at winning the 3130 Lake Shore Drive volleyball tournament and winning the grand prize of a $1,000 rent credit for your team of four. The single-round elimination tournament takes place on Saturday, September 20. You don’t need to play volleyball to attend 3130′s resident appreciation ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments with an indoor pool

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower has a full suite of amenities, and one amenity that you won’t find at any other South Loop luxury apartments: an indoor pool and whirlpool. The pool is on a level that includes east- and west-facing sundecks with gas grills, a well-equipped fitness room and a spa room. Astoria Tower also has a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The West Loop’s new Circa 922 has bodacious balconies

Circa 922

Bodacious is just the right word to describe the balconies at Circa 922, a new luxury apartment community at 922 W Washington in the West Loop. Southeast corner 2-bedrom, 2-bath apartments have balconies that are impressively sized and serve up dramatic views of the Loop skyline. All of Circa 922′s apartments, even studios, have balconies ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal: Spacious Streeterville studios with lake views, free rent

Streeter Place

The east-facing J-plan studios at Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower in Streeterville, offer a lot of unexpected features. For starters, there’s space. At 655 square feet, the J-plan studio is larger than many 1-bedroom apartments. And then there’s storage: a large walk-in, a linen closet and a foyer that can accommodate an armoire. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jones Chicago apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North

220 W Illinois

Jones Chicago is a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower nearing completion at 220 W Illinois St in the River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 155 cars. Reports have touted fall 2014 occupancy, but that seems unlikely. The developers are Gerding Edlen and Fred Latsko of Structured Management, Hartshorne Plunkard ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

First signs of progress on South Loop apartment site

901 S State

It’s been nearly three years since the news first broke that Golub & Co was planning a 35-story, 392-unit apartment tower at the southeast corner of State St and 9th St. The first sign that the South Loop project may be poised to move forward is that parking is no longer available on the site, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gateway apartments underway in the West Loop

11 S Green tower crane

Construction permits were issued late last month for the foundation of a 17-story, 167-unit apartment tower at 11 S Green in the West Loop. A tower crane has been erected on the site, which is part of the Gateway project that includes the new Mariano’s on Halsted St. Lennar Multifamily is the project’s developer. Antunovich ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Some wow-factor apartments still available at Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new luxury apartment tower built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, is 87% leased but some “wow factor” units are still available. South-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments on the 10th and 12th floors share the dramatic view you see above from all of the rooms and from a balcony that also serves ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New City Apartments, 1501 N Halsted St, Near North Side

New City, 9/2/14

New City is a 19-story, 199-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. The building is part of New City, a major development on an 8 ½-acre site bounded roughly by Halsted St and Clybourn Ave. New City will include 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space, and an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New Medical District apartments may start next spring

Kardas photo

The Gazette is reporting that construction is targeted to begin next spring on a $300 million development in the Illinois Medical District, a 560-acre part of the Near West Side neighborhood. The development, on a 9.5-acre site at 2020 W Ogden Ave, will include a 16-story apartment tower with 200 to 250 apartments, according to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a true penthouse with a spectacular skyline view

K2 penthouse view

True penthouse units are rarely available for rent but K2, a luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, currently has two for immediate occupancy. The 1,744 square foot Unit 3305 features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a powder room, plank flooring in the living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, side-by-side washer/ dryer and a private ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 8, 2014

Chicago’s best free apartment finder

Aerial

If you’re searching for an apartment in Chicago’s downtown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, YoChicago is the best way to yelp you find one. We’re an objective, visually rich website with comprehensive apartment reviews, all-inclusive at-a-glance lists, neighborhood maps and guides, narrated video tours and a great deal more. If you like what you see ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Lofts at River East, 445 E Illinois St, Streeterville

Lofts at River East

The Lofts at River East is one of Chicago’s most distinctive structures, and a reminder of the lakefront’s industrial past. The building is what remains of the Pugh Terminal Warehouse (PDF), which was built between 1905 and 1920 and consisted of 18 modules that stretched about a third of a mile along the Ogden Slip ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Circa 922 apartments nearing occupancy in West Loop

View from 123 n SAngamon

Circa 922, an 11-story, 104-unit apartment building that’s nearing completion at 922 W Washington in the West Loop, has just gone live with a new website. The building has begun accepting applications for occupancy later this year for studio to 3-bedroom apartments. The picture above, shot from 123 N Sangamon, is a close proxy for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Webster Square condo details emerging

Webster Square

An @properties webpage has begun surfacing details of the condo offerings at Webster Square, 550 W Webster in Lincoln Park. Residences at Webster Square, the condo portion of the development, will offer one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with 1 ½ to 3 ½ baths, priced from $480,000 to $2,000,000. South-facing units will have dramatic skyline ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deal – free rent at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a full-amenity, pet-friendly luxury apartment tower steps from a park, and a block from Lake Shore Drive and Navy Pier. Popular restaurants Yolk and Flour & Stone are in the building, and D4 is across a landscaped plaza. Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of a two-bedroom, two-bath model, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014