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Unusual condo amenities – a private running track

Domain

Newer downtown apartment buildings have vied to deliver elaborate amenities packages. Lavish landscaped pool decks with gas grills and fire pits, fitness centers, resident lounges, demonstration kitchens, business centers, theaters and more are common. We’ve identified three condo buildings that can boast an unusual amenity: a private running track. Domain, 900 N Kingsbury, has a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 18, 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

New City Apartments, 1501 N Halsted St, Near North Side

New City, 9/2/14

New City is a 19-story, 199-unit apartment tower that is under construction on the Near North Side. The building is part of New City, a major development on an 8 ½-acre site bounded roughly by Halsted St and Clybourn Ave. New City will include 400,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and office space, and an ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 9, 2014

Chicago’s best free apartment finder

Aerial

If you’re searching for an apartment in Chicago’s downtown, Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods, YoChicago is the best way to yelp you find one. We’re an objective, visually rich website with comprehensive apartment reviews, all-inclusive at-a-glance lists, neighborhood maps and guides, narrated video tours and a great deal more. If you like what you see ...

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

Scott Residences in Old Town prepping for October occupancy

Scott Residences

The Scott Residences in Old Town has begun offering hardhat tours of the new apartments at 211 W Scott St. I joined in briefly on one of the tours in the early evening yesterday. Interior finishes at some of the apartments are nearing completion, and first occupancies are slated for early October. The one-bedroom in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 3, 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

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
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
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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A spacious contemporary townhome in a quiet Gold Coast oasis

1241 Beekman Place

The 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath townhome at 1241 Beekman Place, 55 W Goethe, is set in a gated community steps from the best of everything in the Gold Coast. The home boasts generously-sized rooms, a sleek eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, a step-down living room with woodburning fireplace, a master suite with a skylit ...

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

Construction underway at sold-out Basecamp River North

Basecamp River North

Building permits have issued for Basecamp River North, the new rowhome development at 450 W Oak St, and construction is underway. The 47-unit Near North Side development was first announced last December, and has sold out. Basecamp River North will enjoy some of the best rowhome views in Chicago when it’s complete.

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 1, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Stylish studios with city, lake views at Streeter Place

Streeter Place studio

Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower at 355 E Ohio in Streeterville, currently has a good selection of studio apartments available, with a variety of views and finishes. The west-facing B studios have city views, span 576 square feet and range in price from $1,850 to $2,174. This plan has a large walk-in closet and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 31, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Deal of the day – newly-renovated 3-bedrooms at Chestnut Tower

Chestnut Tower

Newly-renovated high-floor 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes are available at Chestnut Tower, 121 W Chestnut St. Unit 3106 is available immediately and rents for $4,995 per month. Unit 3406 will be ready for move-in on August 6 at a monthly rental of $5,150. “We’re not likely to have additional 3-bedrooms available until next spring,” reports property manager ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour the over-the-top amenities at Hubbard Place in River North

Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place, a new 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower in River North, offers a lavish array of social spaces where its residents can meet each other or enjoy a quiet moment. A spacious, richly-landscaped deck hosts a pool with cabanas, BBQ grills, and a variety of “living room” areas for more intimate social gatherings. The deck ...

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

Night views from Streeter Place, and Navy Pier fireworks

View from Streeter Place

I arrived on the 55th floor roof of Streeter Place, 355 E Ohio, just after sunset yesterday evening. The timing allowed me to sample the views before the Navy Pier fireworks began at 9:30. The roof configuration didn’t offer a direct view south. Night shots show off my limitations as a photographer – and my ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Scenes from the unveiling party at Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place party

On Thursday July 10, Hubbard Place, a new luxury apartment tower in River North, teamed up with CS Modern Luxury magazine to host a party unveiling the building’s lavish pool deck. Hundreds of people attended on a beautiful evening to meet their fellow residents and enjoy the music and refreshments, with views of Chicago’s skyline ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New River North apartment tower tops out

220 W Illinois

The shot at the left was taken mid-afternoon yesterday and the one on the right late in the evening. The different light conditions make the building appear strikingly different in color. The 26-story, 188 unit apartment tower under construction at 212-228 W Illinois in River North has reached its full height and is on target ...

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

Division Street apartments secure financing

625 W Division

A month ago we visited a site at 625 W Division St that had just been cleared in preparation for construction of a 19-story, 240-unit apartment tower. At the time, we questioned whether the project has the weakest location of any of the Near North Side developments on our at-a-glance list of new downtown apartment ...

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

A step forward for Atrium Village

Aerial view of Atrium Village site

It’s been nearly two years since we noted a Sun-Times report that the Chicago Plan Commission had approved a proposal for the redevelopment of the 7-acre Atrium Village site at Division and Wells. The site could eventually encompass a 2-acre terraced park, four high-rises, townhomes, retail space and 1,500 apartments. Chicago Real Estate Daily reported ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 1, 2014