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A view over Streeterville’s busiest new apartment block

545 N McClurg Ct

You can see a drilling rig and caissons on the far end of the large site in the foreground in the above picture. Construction is apparently underway on 545 N McClurg Ct, a 44-story, 490-unit apartment tower, office space and ground-level retail. Construction has also begun on the conversion of the River East Art Center ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
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Checking out a one-bedroom apartment in Streeterville

Streeter Place

I stopped by Streeter Place yesterday, for my first look at the model apartments. Streeter Place is a 54-story, 480-unit full-amenity apartment tower at 355 E Ohio St in Streeterville. It was completed in 2009. The “I” model is an east-facing one-bedroom that spans 846 square feet. The model was furnished in a minimalist style ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 22, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Only one studio left at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats studio

Halsted Flats is the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, and it’s been renting rapidly since it opened in the spring. The studio apartments at Halsted Flats have been especially popular and only one remains available for rent. Unit 1118 offers 550 square feet of space and is priced ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, a short walk from Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 pool deck

K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick pedestrian access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, River West and River North – the neighborhoods adjacent to K2 – are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and they’re ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Attend the Bash on Wabash, and check out Park Michigan Apartments

Bash on Wabash

The 1300 block of South Wabash Ave is one of the best restaurant and bar destinations in downtown Chicago. It’s also just a block south of the Park Michigan Apartments, 1212 S Michigan Ave, in the South Loop. Starting at 13th and Wabash, a few steps south will take you to Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at nine new Near North Side apartment projects

805 LaSalle

Yesterday we stopped by nine of the new apartment projects that are in various stages of completion on Chicago’s Near North Side. The nine projects include a total of nearly 2,000 apartments. Three additional Near North Side projects, with a total of 1,140 units, are on the Plan Commission agenda for this Thursday, and neighborhood ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A corner two-bedroom with a great balcony at Astoria Tower

Astoria Tower

The two-bedroom, two-bath apartments with downtown views at Astoria Tower in the South Loop have been one of the popular building’s most sought-after floor plans. One of them is currently available for September 29 occupancy, renting for $2,645 a month. The apartment has a split-bedroom layout that’s ideal for roommates or a home office. Both ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

View the Gold Coast’s best pool party

1120 North LaSalle

Planned Property sponsors a series of resident appreciation events throughout the year at 1120 North LaSalle, but the most-anticipated is the annual pool party. We think it’s the Gold Coast’s best pool party and hope you agree after watching the video. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are available at 1120 North LaSalle, which is a ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 19, 2014
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Hit the lakefront trail from a Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place

Residents at the high-service, full-amenity Streeter Place apartment tower have quick access to Chicago’s glorious lakefront and the 18-mile lakefront trail. The trail is a magnet for walkers, bikers, joggers and rollerbladers. It affords great views of the skyline and access to beaches, playgrounds, soccer and baseball fields, volleyball nets, tennis courts, harbors and more. ...

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

There’s a food mall outside Astoria Tower’s apartments

South Loop Club

If you rent at Astoria Tower and commute to the Loop via the CTA Red Line stop at Harrison, or attend Roosevelt University’s nearby vertical campus, you’ll pass a food mall along your 5-minute walk home. Heading south along the east side of State Street the first venue you encounter is the South Loop Club. ...

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

It’s pool party season at Gold Coast apartments

1111 Dearborn

Planned Property sponsors resident appreciation events for the residents of its Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East apartments throughout the year. Some of the most popular and well-attended events are the high-rise pool parties at 1120 North LaSalle, 1133 North Dearborn and 1111 North Dearborn. Last Saturday residents at 1120 North LaSalle soaked in ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 15, 2014
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Going for the groceries at Lakeview’s new Halsted Flats

Whole Foods on Halsted

Residents in some parts of Lakeview have an inconvenient slog or a traffic-clogged drive to the nearest grocery store. Residents at Halsted Flats, the new luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted, have a variety of options conveniently close by. Whole Foods is a short block south of the building at Halsted and Waveland, and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
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Parks and more at new South Loop condos

Coliseum Park

Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre “front yard,” is a few short blocks from 1345 Wabash, the new condos under construction in the South Loop. The sloping lawn at the new skate park under construction at Grant Park will serve up dramatic views of the wall of buildings fronting the north and west sides of Grant Park. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 14, 2014
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Kingsbury Plaza’s curvaceous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

I recently toured the new model apartments at Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury in River North. My favorite was a two-bedroom at the northeast corner of the building. The living / dining area boasts a wide, curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with striking views of the Chicago skyline, even from the seventh-floor model. Plank flooring ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2014
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Check out the apartment deals at Streeter Place in Streeterville

Streeter Place, at arrow

If you’re looking for a deal on a spacious apartment at a high-service, full-amenity tower in a prime Streeterville location, you’ll want to put Streeter Place on your must-visit list. Available studios rent from $1,853 to $2,451, convertibles from $1,875 to $2,350, one-bedrooms from $2,093 to $3,290, one-bedroom plus den units from $2,635 to $3,009, ...

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

New City apartments rising rapidly on Halsted

New City iron worker

The sprawling commercial space at the New City development along Halsted and Clybourn is mostly topped out. When we stopped by on Saturday there was construction activity underway, and the 199-unit apartment tower had reached nearly two-thirds of its ultimate 19-story height. There’s been a lot of juvenile snarking around the web about New City’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 11, 2014
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Deals on Streeter Place apartments this weekend

Streeter Place

Wondering where you can get a deal on rent this weekend? Streeter Place is a high-service, full-amenity apartment tower in a prime Streeterville location. Available studios rent from $1,877 to $2,474, convertibles from $2,133 to $2,530, one-bedrooms from $1,958 to $3,003, one-bedroom plus den units from $2,486 to $3,009, two-bedroom, two-baths from $3,024 to $3,925 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
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Rental deal of the day – South Loop 2-bedrooms in the $2,300s

The LEX

The LEX, a luxury apartment tower at 2138 S Indiana in the South Loop, currently has a selection of two-bedroom, two-bath units at monthly rents in the $2,300s. The apartments have 9-foot ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, a gas-cooking kitchen that’s open to a spacious living / dining area, large balconies with panoramic views, in-unit washer / ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New South Loop condos making rapid progress

1345 S Wabash

If you’re at Gioco, Zapatista, Asian Outpost, Flo & Santos or The Scout, head a few feet south from that quintet of outstanding restaurants to check out the progress at 1345 Wabash. The architecturally-distinctive new condo tower is rising rapidly out of the ground on a block that’s a South Loop dining destination, and close ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014
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Spend an afternoon and evening at K2 Apartments

K2 pool

A great way to learn whether a new apartment is right for you is to invest a few hours immersing yourself in the environment. Tuesday, August 19 is an ideal day to do just that at K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower in the Fulton River District. Start by making a late-afternoon appointment with the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 8, 2014