Tag: Downtown Loop

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The view south from 240 East Illinois

The view south from 240 East Illinois

Some of Chicago's high-rises have developed a reputation as "view buildings" due to the spectacular skyline vistas from some of their units. F ...
Quote of the day – Not sure how this view can get blocked

Quote of the day – Not sure how this view can get blocked

Five years ago yesterday we served up a sales update on 740 W Fulton, a 132-unit high-rise in the West Loop. If you search current listings and re ...
A few July Fourth scenes from the lakefront

A few July Fourth scenes from the lakefront

The parking lot at the North Avenue Beach was full by the time I arrived there at 8:20 this morning, but the ticket machine was still dispensing t ...
1225 Old Town continues rapid lease-up

1225 Old Town continues rapid lease-up

1225 Old Town, the new 16-story, 250-unit apartment tower at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, is leasing up rapidly. The following update came via ...
The blue building nears a sellout in River North

The blue building nears a sellout in River North

When I visited Superior 110 recently, only three units in this striking boutique high-rise were still available for sale. The remaining units a ...
Related to relaunch three South Loop condo towers

Related to relaunch three South Loop condo towers

This just in, from a news release - more, later: Related Midwest today announced that it has entered into a partnership to re-launch three newly co ...
Studio Dwell project in Wicker Park garners two Yo posts for every unit

Studio Dwell project in Wicker Park garners two Yo posts for every unit

Well, nearly two posts for every unit. It was almost exactly five years ago when we first wrote about a 9-unit project designed by Studio Dwell ...
Printers Row Farmers Market – where have all the flowers gone?

Printers Row Farmers Market – where have all the flowers gone?

If you've visited more than a few of Chicago's so-called farmers markets, you know the odds are you'll see few, if any, farmers at most of them. Y ...
At K2, what so proudly they hailed

At K2, what so proudly they hailed

You'll find an American flag unfurled somewhere at nearly every major construction site. The Star Spangled Banner at K2 at K Station "in full ...
Did Planned Property’s Dan McDonough eat a dog treat?

Did Planned Property’s Dan McDonough eat a dog treat?

Planned Property Management, one of our sponsors, bills 1000 North LaSalle as the "dog friendliest apartment building in Chicago's Gold Coast." ...
A little mansion on Prairie

A little mansion on Prairie

The townhome at 1815 S Prairie Pkwy has popped up on our radar several times over the years. We first wrote about it back in May of 2004, when ...
Prices slashed at The Clare at Water Tower

Prices slashed at The Clare at Water Tower

The Clare at Water Tower, 55 E Pearson St, has dramatically slashed prices on a number of units. Last October we reported that 14 1-bedroom, 1 ...
Expanding your rental apartment trade-offs

Expanding your rental apartment trade-offs

It's a common tendency among renters (and home buyers) to go for the max – to rent or buy as much housing as they can comfortably (almost) afford. ...
Rendering of the day – Waterview Tower

Rendering of the day – Waterview Tower

When construction on Waterview Tower, 111 W Wacker, began in 2005 it was anticipated to top out at 92 stories and include a hotel and 243 luxury c ...
Is the West Loop there yet?

Is the West Loop there yet?

Five years ago we took an in-depth look at the West Loop and ended with the suggestion that it had a ways to go before becoming a pedestrian-frien ...
On Craigslist, bait-and-switch is the norm

On Craigslist, bait-and-switch is the norm

If you're searching for an apartment in any of the lakefront communities covered by YoChicago's at-a-glance apartment lists and maps, you're wasti ...
Tour a brick 3-flat with an owner’s duplex in West Town

Tour a brick 3-flat with an owner’s duplex in West Town

Nicholas Apostal from the The Apostal Group of Coldwell Banker takes us on a sponsored video tour of a condo alternative with income! This wel ...
Acreage at Metro Place available for sale

Acreage at Metro Place available for sale

Crain's is reporting that 4.67 acres of vacant land is available at Metro Place, a failed development on the Near West Side. The asking price is $ ...
A look at Olympia Centre, 20 years on

A look at Olympia Centre, 20 years on

In 1992 we published Co-ops and Condos, a desk reference for real estate agents with summary data, descriptions and photos for every 12-unit or la ...
The Kinzie bike lane, Chicago’s hipster highway

The Kinzie bike lane, Chicago’s hipster highway

It was just after 9 a.m. on a weekday when I stopped outside Echelon at K Station for a look at the Kinzie bike lane, which has been called "Chica ...
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