Tag: Downtown Loop

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Popular new home model at 1507 W Superior

Popular new home model at 1507 W Superior

If you have a sense of déjà vu as you watch the above sponsored video, perhaps it’s because you’ve seen the videos we shot at similar homes at 170 ...
Block by block in Chicago neighborhoods

Block by block in Chicago neighborhoods

The ways in which people experience Chicago’s neighborhoods are almost as varied as the neighborhoods themselves. Block by Block looks at Chica ...
The Legacy finally deemed a tall tower

The Legacy finally deemed a tall tower

Last January I asked a representative of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat why The Legacy at Millennium Park, 60 E Monroe St, didn't ...
New magnet school planned for old Jefferson School in University Village

New magnet school planned for old Jefferson School in University Village

Following months of lobbying by area residents, Chicago Public Schools approved a plan to open a new K-8 magnet school in the former Jefferson School ...

Quote of the day: Giving it away at 200 Squared

"To get people in, they've needed to give away the store." - Fifield Companies President Steven Fifield, giving his take on a competitor's attempt ...
New year, new listings: Six new condos for sale at 1162 West Hubbard

New year, new listings: Six new condos for sale at 1162 West Hubbard

Back in July 2009, Mark Boyer stumbled upon a 17-unit condo building under construction at 1162 W Hubbard St in West Town. He couldn't get a lot o ...
Parking comes separately for $3.95M Gold Coast penthouse

Parking comes separately for $3.95M Gold Coast penthouse

Speaking of Astor Street, there's more to the Gold Coast co-op market than just the stately high-rises of East Lake Shore Drive. The 1200 block of ...
Kelleher wants $16M for Gold Coast mansion

Kelleher wants $16M for Gold Coast mansion

World-famous hole digger Garrett Kelleher is trying to unload his century-old mansion at 1416 N Astor St for $16 million, says Dennis Rodkin. It's ...

Are smaller lakefront condos headed for decline?

Recently, at sites where the wishful-thinkers don their blinkers and gather to blather about the future of Chicago’s lakefront market, there’s been a ...

The end of Cabrini Green

Last night, WGN-TV looked back at the final days of Cabrini Green and interviewed some of the last people to leave it. Despite its reputation as a ...
Rent or buy a 3,000 square-foot duplex in a Potter Palmer mansion

Rent or buy a 3,000 square-foot duplex in a Potter Palmer mansion

Two stories of a Potter Palmer-built mansion at 33 E Division St in the Gold Coast are on the market, either for rent or for sale. (Not to be confused ...

Year opens with 1,100+ downtown homes for rent

Every Friday we record the number of homes in 14 downtown Chicago's 14 ZIP codes that are listed for rent through the MLS. Today, the first Friday of ...

Bedbugs (real ones) strike The Tides at Lakeshore East

The Tides, Magellan Development's 51-story apartment tower at 360 E South Water St in Lakeshore East, had a bedbug problem in 2010, according to a pos ...
A cautiously bullish view on River North real estate

A cautiously bullish view on River North real estate

Earlier today I joined our sales manager on a visit to Superior 110, a luxury high-rise in River North that’s one of our clients. One reason fo ...

Kingsbury Plaza goes smoke-free

Light up at your own risk at Kingsbury Plaza. The 420-unit apartment tower at 520 N Kingsbury St is going smoke-free, and tenants who ignore the ban c ...
City approves pedestrian-oriented improvements for the Halsted Triangle

City approves pedestrian-oriented improvements for the Halsted Triangle

Not long after work began on the Halsted Street bridge in late 2010, Mark Boyer pointed Curbed readers to this rendering of one the bridge's 34-fo ...
Rent at The Elysian for $14,000 a month

Rent at The Elysian for $14,000 a month

Need a fresh start and a new view in 2011? For just $14,000 a month, you can call The Elysian home. The 3,972 square-foot three-bedroom / 3.5-bath ...
Crain’s: Low price for Astoria Tower should result in low rents (now with prices)

Crain’s: Low price for Astoria Tower should result in low rents (now with prices)

We've heard from one commenter and now from Crain's that Crescent Heights has fast-tracked its rental program for its latest acquisition, Astoria Towe ...
West Town short sale starting a grand below ’07 sale price

West Town short sale starting a grand below ’07 sale price

Remember, "short sale" doesn't always equal "fire sale." The single-family home at 2208 W Huron St in West Town (the one on the left in the pictur ...
Astoria Tower sold to Crescent Heights affiliate

Astoria Tower sold to Crescent Heights affiliate

Astoria Tower, the 30-story high-rise at 8 E 9th St in the South Loop, was purchased last week by an affiliate of condo and apartment developer Cr ...
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