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Cloudy-day views from the sundeck at Park Michigan apartments

Roosevelt Rd CTA

My plans to shoot the views from the sundeck at Park Michigan were disrupted by the weather – cloudy and gloomy. I opted for some close-ups of what’s close by the South Loop apartment tower. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are steps from the sundeck grills. Target, the Shops at Roosevelt Collection, and Whole Foods are ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Preview River North apartments in YoChicago video tours

Hubbard Place

We immodestly think that YoChicago’s video tours, some of which are sponsored, are a great way to preview apartment communities and narrow your apartment search. Join us in these videos for a look at four full-amenity luxury apartment towers in River North. Hubbard Place is a new 48-story, 450-unit apartment tower across from the East ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 12, 2014
DealsChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview deal of the day: Play volleyball for a rent credit

Planned Property

You’ll have to act quickly if you want a shot at winning the 3130 Lake Shore Drive volleyball tournament and winning the grand prize of a $1,000 rent credit for your team of four. The single-round elimination tournament takes place on Saturday, September 20. You don’t need to play volleyball to attend 3130′s resident appreciation ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments with an indoor pool

Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower has a full suite of amenities, and one amenity that you won’t find at any other South Loop luxury apartments: an indoor pool and whirlpool. The pool is on a level that includes east- and west-facing sundecks with gas grills, a well-equipped fitness room and a spa room. Astoria Tower also has a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The West Loop’s new Circa 922 has bodacious balconies

Circa 922

Bodacious is just the right word to describe the balconies at Circa 922, a new luxury apartment community at 922 W Washington in the West Loop. Southeast corner 2-bedrom, 2-bath apartments have balconies that are impressively sized and serve up dramatic views of the Loop skyline. All of Circa 922′s apartments, even studios, have balconies ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Today’s apartment deal: Spacious Streeterville studios with lake views, free rent

Streeter Place

The east-facing J-plan studios at Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower in Streeterville, offer a lot of unexpected features. For starters, there’s space. At 655 square feet, the J-plan studio is larger than many 1-bedroom apartments. And then there’s storage: a large walk-in, a linen closet and a foyer that can accommodate an armoire. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Jones Chicago apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North

220 W Illinois

Jones Chicago is a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower nearing completion at 220 W Illinois St in the River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 155 cars. Reports have touted fall 2014 occupancy, but that seems unlikely. The developers are Gerding Edlen and Fred Latsko of Structured Management, Hartshorne Plunkard ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1345 Wabash buyer snapshot: Meet Craig and Jennifer

Craig and Jennifer 1345

Jennifer and Craig currently reside in a rental residence in the South Loop. They recently purchased a new condominium at 1345 Wabash, and were kind enough to share with us some of the reasoning surrounding their purchase. What did you choose to purchase at 1345 Wabash? We love that 1345 Wabash is a no-amenities building. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

First signs of progress on South Loop apartment site

901 S State

It’s been nearly three years since the news first broke that Golub & Co was planning a 35-story, 392-unit apartment tower at the southeast corner of State St and 9th St. The first sign that the South Loop project may be poised to move forward is that parking is no longer available on the site, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New Medical District apartments may start next spring

Kardas photo

The Gazette is reporting that construction is targeted to begin next spring on a $300 million development in the Illinois Medical District, a 560-acre part of the Near West Side neighborhood. The development, on a 9.5-acre site at 2020 W Ogden Ave, will include a 16-story apartment tower with 200 to 250 apartments, according to ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Rent a true penthouse with a spectacular skyline view

K2 penthouse view

True penthouse units are rarely available for rent but K2, a luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, currently has two for immediate occupancy. The 1,744 square foot Unit 3305 features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and a powder room, plank flooring in the living areas, floor-to-ceiling windows, side-by-side washer/ dryer and a private ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 8, 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
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartment deal – free rent at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place

Streeter Place is a full-amenity, pet-friendly luxury apartment tower steps from a park, and a block from Lake Shore Drive and Navy Pier. Popular restaurants Yolk and Flour & Stone are in the building, and D4 is across a landscaped plaza. Join YoChicago in the video for a tour of a two-bedroom, two-bath model, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Food, fun, music and luxury South Loop apartments

The LEX

A great way to check out a neighborhood is to visit the street fairs and festivals that take place there. You’ll meet some of the local businesses, feel the community’s vibe and have a chance to learn about the area from residents. This Saturday, September 6, the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance is sponsoring its annual ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
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Rental deal – a month free at Lakeview’s Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats deck

If you’re looking to be the first person to occupy a brand new apartment in a luxury Lakeview high-rise, you have only one choice: Halsted Flats. It’s a great choice – a full-amenity, high-service community in a steps-to-everything location at 3740 N Halsted St. Whole Foods, Wrigley Field, the CTA Red Line and a blizzard ...

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Posted by sponsored post on September 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a South Loop 2-bedroom with great views and upgrades

701 Wells 2905

Unit 2905 at Wells Street Tower, 701 S Wells, is a highly-upgraded 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo with the popular split-bedroom layout. The home boasts hardwood floors throughout, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a large island, and a gas fireplace. Both bedrooms have large closets. The master suite has a spa bath with double-bowl vanity ...

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

Jeff Jack Apartments, 601 W Jackson, West Loop

Jeff Jack

Jeff Jack, 601 W Jackson, is a 15-story, 190-unit apartment tower nearing completion in Chicago’s West Loop. The building’s name reflects its location at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson. The developer of the project is a venture that includes Dan Moceri. The architecture firm is Thomas Roszak Architecture and the general contractor is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Revel Apartments, 340 E North Water St, Streeterville

Revel Chicago

Revel is a 50-story multi-use tower at 340 E North Water St in Streeterville. The building will include a 400-room Loews Hotel, restaurants and bars, 398 rental apartments and 232 parking spaces. Construction began in November of 2012, and completion is slated for early 2015. DRW Holdings is the developer and Solomon Cordwell Buenz the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Countdown to Whole Foods at Streeter Place

Whole Foods

Residents at Streeter Place, a full-amenity luxury apartment tower, will soon have Whole Foods at the end of their block. Whole Foods plans to open the first of the seven former Dominick’s stores it acquired at 255 E Grand Ave in Streeterville. The store’s opening is slated for next January. In the meantime, Streeter Place ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Corner two-bedrooms with skyline views available at K2

View from K2

Three two-bedroom, two-bath apartments are currently available in the 01 tier at K2, the new full-amenity luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District. The units rent from $3,580 to $3,590 a month. The 1,225 square-foot apartments boast an open plan with a living / dining area looking out onto spectacular skyline views through two ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 29, 2014