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Floor plans, pricing available for Lofts at River East

445 E Illinois

Floor plans and pricing are now available for The Lofts at River East in Streeterville. The 285-unit loft conversion is targeting early 2015 occupancy for what it’s touting as “some of the largest apartments in the city.” The floor plans, now online, back up that boast. Studio apartments at The Lofts at River East start ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 22, 2014
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Six months free parking in a walk-to-everything location

K2

K2 is the newest luxury high-rise in the popular Fulton River District. A private bridge connects K2 residents to Jewel-Osco, Radio Shack, a Chase Bank branch and service establishments. There are DIVVY bikes outside the Jewel and summer movies in the park across the street from Jewel. A dedicated bike lane outside K2 speeds residents ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
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Two months free at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a new, full-amenity boutique high-rise in a steps-to-everything West Loop location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units. Circa ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
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Meet Aleisha, a 1345 Wabash buyer

Aleisha, 1345 Wabash

Aleisha is a freelance writer who currently rents in the South Loop. When looking for her new home, her priorities were equal parts a convenient location and a live / work space where she would love to spend her time. At 1345 Wabash, she found both and much more. Here’s what Aleisha had to say ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
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Space for a home office in a large Streeterville one-bedroom

Streeter Place

The H plan one-bedroom at Streeter Place in Streeterville offers the advantages of a one-bedroom plus den at a lower price point for comparable floors, making it one of the community’s more popular floor plans. The H plan is available on the 14th through 53rd floors of the building and spans 929 square feet – ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
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The hot Fulton River District is poised to get hotter

Echelon at K Station

Two giant office developments currently underway will add 2.5 millions square feet of office space and 3 acres of riverfront parks and plazas to the Fulton River District neighborhood. Workers at the new 52-story River Point and 53-story 150 North Riverside towers will enjoy spectacular views east along the Chicago River and on-site restaurants bolstering ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2014
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Santa Paws visits high-rise apartments

Santa Paws

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. All of the buildings are cat-friendly and five are dog-friendly. Last week Santa Paws visited two of the dog-friendly buildings, 1000 N LaSalle and 3130 N Lake Shore Dr. Santa brought along his pawtographer and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014
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A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf Point apartment tower is advancing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
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New lofts slated to begin construction near Wicker Park

1515 Haddon

Wicker Park Apartments has obtained an $8.175M construction loan for a 40-unit “soft loft” apartment building near Wicker Park in Noble Square. Developer Mark Sutherland reports that construction will begin at Wicker Park Lofts, 1515 W Haddon, as soon as this week and occupancy will be available late next summer. The location is a short ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 15, 2014
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Construction underway on new South Loop apartment tower

1001 S State

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that Golub & Co had begun construction on its new 397-unit, 41-story apartment tower at 1001 S State in the South Loop. I was in the area and stopped by for an updated look at the site. Construction is still in the preliminary phase of clearing the site ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2014
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Brokers get first look at new South Loop condos

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, a new condo tower in the South Loop, was the site of a broker’s open house yesterday. Real estate brokers donned hard hats, safety vests and glasses and trekked up to view framed-in units on the fourth floor. High ceilings and open-plan living areas make the units feel spacious and floor-to-ceiling windows expand ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 12, 2014
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West Loop deal of the day – two months free rent at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922 , a new luxury apartment tower in the West Loop, is offering two months’ free rent for move-ins prior to March 31, 2015. Circa 922 is a boutique full-amenity building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2014
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River North apartment tower takes a step forward

833 N Clark

Construction bids are being solicited for a 33-story, 392-unit apartment tower planned for the southeast corner of Clark and Chestnut in River North. The site is in the lower foreground in the photo. The project, which was designed by Antunovich Associates, received Plan Commission approval in October. BicClerk is reporting the start date of construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 10, 2014
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Take a 10-second tour of a Streeterville studio

Streeter Place

Spend a few seconds scrolling through the photos in this post and you’ll see that the J plan studio at Streeter Place has everything you’re looking for in a Streeterville studio. Click on any photo to enlarge it to full screen size. At 655 square feet, the studio is larger than a number of one-bedrooms ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 10, 2014
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More apartments headed for the South Loop

Clark & Harrison

The 398-unit AMLI Lofts opened recently in the South Loop and a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S Clark St is targeting occupancy for late next year. Hundreds of additional units have been proposed for sites at 1001 S State and 1333 S Wabash. Student housing is a major part of the residential market in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2014
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Pop-up entrepreneurs and a penthouse at K2 apartments

K2

K2, a luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, sponsors a whirl of on- and off-site social events for residents throughout the year. Resident events range from happy hours at local bars to cooking demonstrations to pool parties to yoga classes. The grand entry concourse and one of the resident lounges hosted a production ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 9, 2014
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South Loop apartments gain a world-class neighbor

Grant Park skate park

The new “world class” Grant Park skate park opened last Saturday, and it was an instant hit. If you were anywhere in the vicinity you saw a stream of mostly teens and tweens headed for the park on their boards, bikes and blades. Once you arrived at the park you had to marvel at how ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 8, 2014
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Mid-January move-in dates at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a boutique, full-amenity, pet-friendly building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into Circa 922 in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units for move-ins as ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014
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Apartments for the road warrior

K2

If your work takes around Chicagoland or around the world, you’ll want to live in a location that makes it easy to get everywhere and walk to everything when you return home. K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development steps from scores of bars and restaurants and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014
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Winter made easy at Streeter Place apartments

Yolk

It won’t take another polar vortex to make Chicagoans wish they had restaurants, bars and day-to-day shopping steps away from their home. A normal Chicago winter is harsh enough to make every step seem like one too many. Residents at Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower, have Yolk and Flour & Stone in the building. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014