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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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Evanston apartment review, 1717, 1717 Ridge Ave

1717 Ridge Evanston

1717 is a new 8-story, 175-unit apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 2013 and has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The development team included Focus Development and Atlantic Realty Partners. Focus was the general contractor and Booth Hansen the architecture firm. The apartments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

West Loop apartment tower poised for January start

Booth Hansen rendering

Bids are being solicited for the construction of a 28-story, 227-unit apartment tower at 171 N Halsted St in the West Loop. The project, which will include ground-level retail space and 162 parking spaces, has an estimated start date in mid-January of 2015. Booth Hansen is the architecture firm for the full-amenity building. The development ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pet-friendlier new West Loop apartments

Mary Bartelme Park

Chicago has become a city of pet lovers in recent years and new apartment buildings have rushed to welcome pet owners by including a dog run in their amenities package. Circa 922, a new full-amenity building in the West Loop, will have an outdoor dog run and an unusual pet-pampering bonus: an indoor dog grooming ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The restaurant scene near Circa 922 is adding flame-grilled chicken

Circa 922

When residents begin moving into the new Circa 922 apartments at 922 W Washington in the West Loop they won’t lack for nearby restaurants. There are dozens of outstanding dining venues within a few minutes’ walk of the building. Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting that Nando’s Peri-Peri will be opening on Randolph Street’s restaurant ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent now, move as late as April to a new West Loop apartment

Circa 922

The first residents will move into Circa 922, 922 W Washington in the West Loop, in mid-January of 2015. The building, like every new apartment tower, will stage occupancy over a period of time beginning with its lower floors. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New West Loop apartments with a great neighborhood vibe

Circa 922 aerial

The Wall Street Journal recently caught up with what’s common knowledge in Chicago: the West Loop is hot. The Journal article focuses on luxury condo development, but the bigger story is the pace of new rental apartment construction in the area. Developers have flocked to the West Loop, recognizing its appeal to renters who want ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 31, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look inside the West Loop’s new Circa 922

Circa 922

Construction at Circa 922, the new 11-story, 104-unit apartment community in the West Loop, is on track for mid-January occupancies. Renters can also take advantage of the building’s staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock in a move-in date as late as April, 2015. Circa 922 is currently offering hardhat tours of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent new West Loop apartments now for next spring

Circa 922

The first residents will move into Circa 922, 922 W Washington in the West Loop, in mid-January of 2015. The building, like every new apartment tower, will phase occupancy over a period of time beginning with its lower floors. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule to sign a lease now and lock ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New website, hardhat tours at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

First occupancies are slated for January at Circa 922, 922 W Washington in the West Loop. Circa 922 just launched its new website, with floor plans and details on the apartments and the full suite of common-area amenities. Hardhat tours of the building and the apartments have begun on a by-appointment basis. The tours are ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Hard hat tours begin next week at new West Loop apartments

View from 922 Washington

First occupancies are slated for January of 2015, and beginning next week Circa 922 will be conducting hard hat tours of the new luxury apartment building at 922 W Washington. Circa 922 has a hyper-convenient West Loop location, close to Randolph Street’s hot restaurant row, public transit, Mariano’s, and the new Whole Foods opening in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on October 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Video tour – New West Loop luxury apartments at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922, a new boutique apartment building, will be ready for occupancy in January of 2015 at 922 W Washington. A leasing office is currently open at 123 N Sangamon, an adjacent loft building that will share amenities with Circa 922. Circa 922 has a terrific West Loop location, steps from a park, dining, nightlife, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Circa 922, new apartments steps from the best of the West Loop

Aerial view of West Loop

Chicago’s West Loop ranges a mile-and-a-half from east to west, from the Chicago River to Ashland Ave (1600 W), and nearly a mile from Lake St (200 N) on the north to the Eisenhower Expressway on the south. In a neighborhood this large, some locations are far more convenient than others. The new Circa 922, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Circa 922 apartments nearing occupancy in West Loop

View from 123 n SAngamon

Circa 922, an 11-story, 104-unit apartment building that’s nearing completion at 922 W Washington in the West Loop, has just gone live with a new website. The building has begun accepting applications for occupancy later this year for studio to 3-bedroom apartments. The picture above, shot from 123 N Sangamon, is a close proxy for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

This week’s new West Loop apartment proposal

Aerial view of Halsted / Lake

It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development. Two weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to build 131 apartments on a site currently occupied by Carmichael’s Steak House. Last week the Chicago Architecture Blog revealed plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Another West Loop apartment project breaks ground, gains a name

Circa 922, rendering

November’s email newsletter from FitzGerald Associates Architects brought word that the newly-named Circa 922 has broken ground. Construction has begun at Circa 922, located at 922 West Washington Street in Chicago’s West Loop. The project is the expansion of an existing building— 123 Sangamon —onto an adjacent parcel. The new 157,000 square foot addition will ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 22, 2013

Evanston’s 1717 Ridge apartments sell at $400K per unit

1717 Ridge, Evanston

The recently-completed and not yet fully-leased 175-unit apartment building at 1717 Ridge in Evanston has been sold for $70 million, according to Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily. Crain’s notes that the $400K per unit selling price “is likely the highest … ever paid for a suburban Chicago apartment property.” You can see a brief overview ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Soil testing underway for new West Loop apartments

123 N Sangamon Chicago

Two trucks from H.H. Holmes were on site on the parking lot south of 123 N Sangamon when I passed by yesterday. They were engaged in soil testing, which is typically one of the earliest steps in construction of any sizeable new building. Soil testing helps avoid surprises by identifying conditions that may impede construction. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 27, 2013