Tag: Downtown Loop

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Online apartment availability check, Presidential Towers

Online apartment availability check, Presidential Towers

As more of Chicago's large apartment complexes make their exact apartment availability info accessible online, it's becoming easier and easier to ...
A Gold Coast home ideal for entertaining

A Gold Coast home ideal for entertaining

The beautifully renovated home at 32 E Bellevue Pl, on a tree-lined Gold Coast block, is a sophisticated urbanite's dream. The location is stu ...
Quote of the day – Alderman rejected it straight away

Quote of the day – Alderman rejected it straight away

First Ward Alderman Proco Joe Moreno appears to be vying for the Brendan Reilly do-it-my-way award. From today's email newsletter: The 1600 N ...
Old Town, Chicago’s least threatening neighborhood

Old Town, Chicago’s least threatening neighborhood

If you've been hankering for an Old Town music video, listen to Ross Bryant's rap. Old Town is the "least threatening neighborhood in Chicago … th ...
Scenes from 360 West Hubbard’s official groundbreaking

Scenes from 360 West Hubbard’s official groundbreaking

Construction of the 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower at 360 West Hubbard in Chicago's River North neighborhood actually began two months ago. By ...
A grand, classic home on River North’s mansion row

A grand, classic home on River North’s mansion row

Some homes are on a large enough scale that a video tour ought to provide only a brief sketch. That's the case with the 8,300 square foot, 13 ...
More student housing headed for the Loop?

More student housing headed for the Loop?

The Sun-Times is reporting on a proposed conversion of 20 and 28 E Jackson, and the Pickwick Stable between the two buildings, into 199 units of f ...
Neighborhood events are year-round at Oakwood 200 Squared

Neighborhood events are year-round at Oakwood 200 Squared

Want easy access to the best of Chicago's endless neighborhood events? Pick the right neighborhood. Residents of Oakwood 200 Squared, 210 N Wel ...
Real and Craigslist fictional rents at The Streeter

Real and Craigslist fictional rents at The Streeter

The Streeter, a 48-story, 481-unit apartment tower at 345 E Ohio St in Streeterville, was still in lease-up mode and at 56% occupancy when Yo visi ...
New and notable rental – $20K a month at Olympia Centre

New and notable rental – $20K a month at Olympia Centre

At a height of 725 feet the 63-story Olympia Centre is said to be the tallest mid-block building in Chicago. In addition to condominiums the build ...
Clybourn Point –in the red on green development

Clybourn Point –in the red on green development

Five years ago today we were, without noting the incongruity of green development on Clybourn Ave, writing about Clybourn Point, 1322 N Clybourn. ...
The spectacular view from Echelon at K Station

The spectacular view from Echelon at K Station

You feel the absence of sunlight more keenly when you have a great view of Chicago spread out before you. And the panoramic view from the 37th flo ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – bathtub fungus and utility bills

Tales from an apartment hunt – bathtub fungus and utility bills

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the sixth rep ...
235 Van Buren launches rent-to-own in the Loop program

235 Van Buren launches rent-to-own in the Loop program

235 Van Buren, a striking new Ralph Johnson-designed 46-story condominium in the Loop, is launching a rent-to-own program on selected units. On ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the fifth rep ...
The Pedway is steps away from Oakwood 200

The Pedway is steps away from Oakwood 200

The Pedway is one of Chicago's greatest conveniences – and one of its least known. In winter cold and summer heat, savvy Chicagoans duck into t ...
The Odyssey Lofts epic is nearing its end

The Odyssey Lofts epic is nearing its end

We were saddened when Odyssey Lofts underwent a name change late in 2010. The original name called attention to its Greektown location and to the ...
AMLI’s South Loop project evokes strong opinions

AMLI’s South Loop project evokes strong opinions

A host of urban planner wannabes are passionately bashing AMLI Residential's proposal for a two-tower 398-unit apartment complex on the southwest ...
The red, white and blue view from Astoria Tower

The red, white and blue view from Astoria Tower

It was one of those view days in Chicago, sunny and with an unclouded blue sky. I was visiting Astoria Tower for a video shoot, and stepped out ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – the John Hancock Center

Tales from an apartment hunt – the John Hancock Center

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the fourth re ...
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