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A birthday and a bridge at K2 luxury apartments

Steve and Randy Fifield

On Thursday evening, April 10, a crowd of people who built K2 and who live in it gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the luxury apartment building’s opening. The event was also the occasion for the ribbon-cutting for the new bridge that connects K2′s luxury apartments directly to the adjacent Jewel-Osco supermarket and pharmacy, Radio ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, the gateway to Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 view

The new K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, Fulton River District, River North and River West are seeing explosive development surges, with a raft of new restaurants, retail, office, nightlife and residential projects. Join ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Watch and weigh in on West Loop development from K2 apartments

1K Fulton

It’s been nearly 15 years since Chicago’s most recent plan was adopted for the Near West Side’s Fulton Randolph Market District. The area has changed dramatically since then and is poised for more substantial change in the near future. Sterling Bay‘s 1K Fulton development has attracted Google as a major tenant. Sterling Bay just won ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Watch Chicago grow from a K2 penthouse

K2 penthouse view

K2, the new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, surged past the 70%-leased mark more than a month ago, but still has a good selection of apartment homes available for rent. Unit 3307 is a 3-bedroom, 3-bath penthouse with south, west and north exposures overlooking the striking amount of new construction and renovation ...

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

Building a bridge from K2 Apartments to Jewel-Osco

K2 bridge

After several weather-caused delays the pedestrian bridge connecting the K2 luxury apartments to the neighboring Jewel-Osco was lifted into place this morning. The bridge is an open-air steel structure that spans 105 feet. Two cranes were used to lift it because, according to Alan Schachtman, Executive VP of the Fifield Cos, K2′s developer, it needed ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – Apartment finishes and features

K2 apartments

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include the West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in these neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing ...

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

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – Pet-friendliness

Echelon manager

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include the West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in these neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – Building amenities

K2 apartments

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include the West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in these neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing ...

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

Building a bridge between K2 and Jewel

K2 bridge

The short walk from K2′s luxury apartments to the Jewel-Osco is about to get shorter. Fifield Companies will erect a bridge over Union Avenue connecting K2 Apartments and the Jewel – Osco on Des Plaines St. This will create a private access for residents of the luxury apartment building from the building’s pool deck directly ...

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

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – public transit

PT

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include the West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in these neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 30, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – grocery shopping

Walmart at Presidential Towers

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include the West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in these neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Chicago’s best West Loop / Near West apartments – views

Fulton River District apartments

We define Chicago’s “near west” neighborhoods to include West Loop, Fulton River District and River West. You’ll find all of your major apartment options in those neighborhoods on our at-a-glance list of downtown apartments. Our goal is to help you find the apartment that best fits your needs. Renters simply have so many differing priorities ...

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

Tips for renting a luxury apartment sight-unseen

View from K2 apartments

“We’re seeing a growing trend of people from out-of-town renting our apartments sight-unseen,” reports Cyndy Salgado, Director of Leasing at K2, a new 34-story, 496-unit luxury high-rise community in Chicago’s Fulton River District. “The amount of information available on the Internet enables people to skip the time and expense of an apartment-hunting trip to Chicago ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2′s luxury apartments are transit-oriented

Blue Line and K2

K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development. Residents who commute by car will appreciate K2′s quick access to the expressway grid, and those who rely on public transportation will appreciate how many options are within a short walk. The nearby CTA Blue Line stop connects to downtown, ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

From K2 Apartments to the French Market at Metra

K2 and Jewel

K2′s luxury apartments have what’s probably the city’s best Jewel supermarket next door. Reverse commuters are likely to do a lot of their food shopping at the French Market on their way home from the nearby Metra station at the Ogilvie Transportation Center. The French Market has dozens of vendors serving up a wide variety ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 2, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Winter deals on Fulton River District apartments

Echelon, K2

The website for K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted St in the Fulton River District, invites visitors to “call today” and “dare to compare our winter specials.” A block away at 353 N Desplaines St, Echelon is advertising 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartments from $2,349. K2 and Echelon are both full-amenity luxury buildings. Both buildings are YoChicago advertisers ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 19, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Resident referrals help K2 lead in rentals

K2 video

K2, the new luxury apartment tower in the Fulton River District, has leased up rapidly enough to secure a $110 million cash-out refinancing from GE Capital Corp. A source at the property emailed me yesterday that “K2 continues to lead the pack with regard to weekly leases, even above [our primary competitor].” K2′s resident referral ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 3, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The social whirl at new Chicago apartments

K2 cooking class

Renters considering newly-built apartments in downtown Chicago have a lot of options, almost all of them highly attractive – a scenario that makes for difficult choices. Once you’ve seen all there is to see at the different apartment communities, set aside some time to consider what you haven’t seen: each building’s distinctive personality, as reflected ...

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Posted by sponsored post on November 22, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Some additional views of Catalyst in the West Loop

Catalyst, 630 W Washington

Last week Curbed served up views of Catalyst from street level and from within the 223-unit apartment tower that recently topped out in the West Loop. We know there are some among you who crave multiple views of new construction, so we’re offering up a few additional perspectives. And finally, views of Catalyst in its ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 13, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A few of the places where Yo’s been recently

K2 pooch

Our days take us to many places around Chicagoland to view beautiful places and to meet with the people who design, build, decorate, appraise, finance, buy, sell and rent them. You’ll see many of those places and people at YoChicago, at our our YouTube channel and in our Flickr photo stream. We have more than ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on November 1, 2013