Tag: Bronzeville

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From Yo’s archives – free plasma TVs and agents drinking their own Kool-Aid

From Yo’s archives – free plasma TVs and agents drinking their own Kool-Aid

Remember plasma TVs as sales incentives? Remember buying a Bronzeville condo for its appreciation potential? Five years ago today we were writi ...
Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

Is greater Bronzeville a school desert?

There's been a great deal of attention paid to "food deserts" in Chicago, i.e. neighborhoods where fresh food is hard to find. More worrisome f ...
Bill Lavicka, Chicago’s most-endangered preservationist

Bill Lavicka, Chicago’s most-endangered preservationist

Bill Lavicka is a Chicago original, one of those outsize characters who create and preserve the built heritage the rest of us then take for grante ...
Eastgate Village remnants go to auction

Eastgate Village remnants go to auction

When we last looked in on Eastgate Village, a troubled condo / townhome development that abuts the Stevenson Expressway connector to Lake Shore Dr ...
A renovated 5-bedroom Bronzeville showplace

A renovated 5-bedroom Bronzeville showplace

This may be the "most home for the money" that I've seen in the city of Chicago in years. The 5-bedroom, 4 ½ bath home at 4539 S King Dr in Bro ...
Greetings from Nigeria – Bronzeville condo goes from $315K to $9,900

Greetings from Nigeria – Bronzeville condo goes from $315K to $9,900

In September of 2007 Afolarin Gbenga bought Unit 1N at the Michigan Manor Condo, 4343 S Michigan Ave for $315,000 with first and second mortgages ...
Another chapter in the Eastgate Village debacle

Another chapter in the Eastgate Village debacle

Eastgate Village, like a number of developments affiliated with the politically-connected New West Realty, has seen its share of troubles. When we ...
Bronzeville homes with location and style

Bronzeville homes with location and style

For a limited time new home buyers can receive a $10,000 grant when they purchase a new home at Oakwood Shores in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborho ...
High-end finishes and convenient location at Park Boulevard in Bronzeville

High-end finishes and convenient location at Park Boulevard in Bronzeville

For a limited time new home buyers can receive a $10,000 grant through the Find Your Place in Chicago program when they purchase a new home at Par ...
Quote of the day: ‘Playing a kazoo’

Quote of the day: ‘Playing a kazoo’

"Erecting a mediocre piece of urban infrastructure alongside such a campus is like showing up at a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert and playing a ka ...
Riding the Red Line, starting at Sox / 35th

Riding the Red Line, starting at Sox / 35th

Last Wednesday I started what will be an ongoing project through the next month or two: a series of videos profiling each Red Line station between ...

City approves redevelopment plan for Grand Boulevard apartment complex

View Larger Map The Community Development Commission on Tuesday approved a $26.8 million plan to replace 60 old townhome-style apartments in the the ...
Plan Commission approves major redevelopment of Lake Meadows

Plan Commission approves major redevelopment of Lake Meadows

The Plan Commission's approval of a mixed-use development across from Wrigley Field won all the headlines last week (more on that one later), but an ...
For landmarked Prairie Avenue listing, pictures speak louder than words

For landmarked Prairie Avenue listing, pictures speak louder than words

Fred Scovell of Keller Williams Realty - West Loop included 16 great photos with his listing for the mansion at 2801 S Prairie Ave on the Near Sou ...
Weekend opinion – why not build Volo in Bronzeville?

Weekend opinion – why not build Volo in Bronzeville?

I believe the city has blown and will continue to blow a major opportunity in Bronzeville. That opportunity was presented by the large amount of vac ...
Quote of the day: Putting the brakes on Bronzeville

Quote of the day: Putting the brakes on Bronzeville

From the Tribune: "This area has come to a screeching halt. We thought the business and the community would be much further along." - Richard Chal ...
Prices take a tumble at Park Boulevard and West Village

Prices take a tumble at Park Boulevard and West Village

This morning's perusal of local listings revealed several hefty price cuts on condos and townhomes at two mixed-income developments, Park Boulevard ...
Conversions and Oakwood Shores: Bronzeville's dominant features

Conversions and Oakwood Shores: Bronzeville's dominant features

In this video, Coldwell Banker Realtor Clarence Thompson tells me about three distinct pricing areas within Bronzeville. Sixty-seven percent of the ...
Finding new developments in Bronzeville and North Kenwood

Finding new developments in Bronzeville and North Kenwood

Earlier this week, Clarence Thompson of Coldwell Banker took me around Bronzeville in Chicago's South Side, with a short visit to a street in North ...
Up to $100,000 off at Eastgate Village

Up to $100,000 off at Eastgate Village

If you watched any college football through Comcast on Saturday afternoon, you might have caught a new ad announcing price cuts on select condos at ...
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