Real estate news & trends

Search posts

JDL Development

ChicagoNorth Side

Wrigley Field and skyline views from Halsted Flats 2-bedrooms

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity apartment tower in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, has been renting up rapidly. Higher floors will be available for occupancy shortly, and south-facing 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments have spectacular panoramic views from Wrigley Field to the downtown skyline. Join us for a brief look at the scene that’s seen from ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on April 7, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Tour Lakeview’s newest apartments with the developer

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the first new full-amenity rental high-rise built in Lakeview in nearly 30 years, moved in its first residents last weekend. Earlier that week developer Jim Letchinger of JDL Development offered a brief overview of the building, the amenities and the location in the above video. The leasing office is currently open on-site.

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A new resident’s hardhat tour of Halsted Flats

3740 N Halsted

On January 16, dozens of excited renters queued up for small-group hardhat tours of Halsted Flats, a new luxury apartment high-rise at 3740 N Halsted in Lakeview. Hardhat tours will continue every Thursday until the building opens in mid-March. Don and David Sikora, father and son, shared their take on the community after the tour. ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats apartments, 3740 N Halsted St, Lakeview

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats is a 15-story, 269-unit luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boystown neighborhood. The building has nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and a 3-level parking garage with 276 spaces. Halsted Flats is slated to begin occupancy in mid-March of 2014 as the ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on January 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Sign up for a hardhat tour of Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new 15-story luxury apartment tower at 3740 N Halsted in Lake View / Wrigleyville / Boys Town, is nearing completion and prepping for occupancy beginning in mid-march 2014. The building has been generating a lot of buzz as the first new rental high-rise in the area in decades, and the only one ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by sponsored post on January 13, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The Scott Residences, 211 W Scott, Old Town

Scott Residences

The 5-story, 71-unit Scott Residences at 211 W Scott St in Old Town broke ground in the summer of 2013 and is slated for occupancy late in 2014. The building will include 10,000 square feet of ground-level retail space and 72 parking spots. The developer is Harlem-Irving Cos with JDL Development. The apartments The unit ...

2 comments Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on September 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scott Flats gets a new name and a coat of arms

The Scott Residences

Three weeks ago we reported, based on the developer’s website, that the 71-unit apartment building under construction at Scott and Wells would be named Scott Flats. We also reported, based on that website, that the project would have studio to 3-bedroom apartments. The signage fronting the site on Wells Street now refers to the Old ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on September 18, 2013
ChicagoNorth Side

Halsted Flats topped out, approaching pre-leasing phase

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, the new 269-unit apartment building under construction at 3740 N Halsted in Lake View, has topped out at 15 stories. The building will include 276 parking spaces and nearly 11,000 square feet of ground-level retail space. A third-floor roof deck will have an outdoor pool, fire pit, hot tub, seating areas and a ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

1225 Old Town Apartments, 1225 N Wells St, Old Town

1225 Old Town rendering

The 16-story, 250-unit 1225 Old Town at 1225 N Wells St in Old Town, broke ground in April of 2011, began moving in residents in July of 2012, and was 85% leased by mid-December. The rapid lease-up is easy to understand: 1225 was the first new rental high-rise in the sought-after Old Town neighborhood in ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on September 4, 2013

Old Town apartment project gets a name

Scott Flats

I dropped by the southwest corner of Scott and Wells yesterday for an updated look at the progress of the 71-unit apartment building that’s under construction at the site. Caisson drilling was underway at the time of my last visit early last month. That work is complete and it appears that concrete pours for the ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on August 30, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Site prep underway for River North apartment tower?

Engine Company 42

JDL Development’s website anticipated breaking ground on a new 26-story, 189-unit apartment tower at 212 W Illinois in the spring of 2012. A year later, it appears that the River North project may be underway. A demolition permit was issued a month ago for the one-story building on the site, and construction equipment and fencing ...

3 comments Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on May 20, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction underway on Old Town apartments

Scott & Wells, Chicago

Late last year brought word that JDL Development and Harlem Irving Cos were planning a 5-story building with 71 apartments and ground-floor retail on a site directly across the street from the new 250-unit 1225 Old Town apartments. At the time JDL President James Letchinger told Crain’s that he hoped to start construction on the ...

1 comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on April 17, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

JDL adds more apartments to Old Town development surge

Aerial view of Old Town

After years of inactivity the southern part of Old Town has become a hotbed of new construction. JDL Development and Harlem Irving Cos are proposing a 5-story building with 71 apartments and ground-floor retail on a site directly across the street from the recently opened, rapidly renting 250-unit 1225 Old Town apartments. Construction recently began ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on November 21, 2012
ChicagoFar North

Community meeting set for Maryville Academy site

Clarendon Park aerial

Two weeks ago Uptown Update reported that JDL Development had signed an agreement to acquire the Maryville Academy site at Clarendon and Montrose in Uptown‘s Clarendon Park neighborhood. The site is at the center of the above aerial photo. Yesterday Uptown Update posted news that a community meeting will be held next week to hear ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on November 9, 2012

From the archives – a defunct Lakeview East high-rise

Proposed Lakeview East high-rise

Five years ago today Jim Letchinger of JDL Development Corp was touting plans for a 24-story high-rise at 541 W Cornelia in Lakeview East. Construction was slated to begin in the fall, with first occupancy late in 2008 or early in 2009. Twenty-one full-floor units were priced from $1.1 million, and a duplex penthouse was ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on March 23, 2012
ChicagoNorth Side

Today’s real estate must-read is David Roeder

David Roeder

Yesterday we called attention to a truly awful piece piece by a Sun-Times columnist, so it’s only fair to note that another Sun-Times columnist is a generally a must-read if you want to know what’s happening in Chicago real estate. David Roeder’s latest column serves up intelligent and informative updates on three projects – a ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joe Zekas on November 30, 2011
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction checkup: Making way for new apartments in Old Town

1233 N Wells St, Chicago

Last week Curbed’s Mark Boyer caught up with JDL Development prez Jim Letchinger, to get the latest on 1233 North Wells, a new 16-story, 250-unit apartment building set to rise in Old Town. Crews have torn down and hauled away the site’s old Grossinger Cadillac dealership, and construction is “imminent.” An existing terra cotta facade ...

Comment Read the full article →
Posted by Joseph Askins on April 4, 2011