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Alderman’s Facebook page announces new Ravenswood development

Aerial view Clark & Lawrence

News about new developments surfaces in many venues. On April 12th, the Facebook page for 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar announced a proposed development at the northwest corner of Clark and Lawrence, a site that’s been vacant for more than half a dozen years. The site is zoned B2-3, which would allow a mixed-use retail ...

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

Lennar acquires West Loop site for new apartments

Taxman Gateway proposal

It was exactly four years ago today that we first wrote about about Taxman Corporation’s Gateway development plan.   The project, at the southeast corner of Madison and Green, has been scaled back several times since the original rendering, above. Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that a Lennar Corp affiliate has acquired the site. ...

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

Does OneEleven have downtown Chicago’s worst two-bedroom floor plan?

OneEleven, Chicago

Related Midwest’s newest apartment tower, OneEleven at 111 W Wacker Dr, has a great location that will serve up glorious views along the Chicago River from north-facing units. The building began its life as Waterview Tower. It was originally slated to rise 90 stories and include 233 condominiums and a Shangri-La Hotel on the 12th ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 14, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

A tour of Halsted Flats’ new model apartments

Halsted Flats model kitchen

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted, is the first new full-amenity apartment high-rise to be built in Lakeview in the last 30 years. Halsted Flats opened recently and has been renting rapidly, with the studios being one of the most popular layouts. Join YoChicago for a look at the just-opened studio, one- and two-bedroom, two-bath model ...

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

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 luxury apartments hosts an Ask the Vet event

K2 pooch

YoChicago singled out K2 Apartments, 365 N Halsted, as the pet-friendliest apartments in the West Loop / Fulton River District. K2 has the city’s largest dog run immediately adjacent to the building, has pet treats and handouts in the leasing office and lobby, and sponsors a variety of events throughout the year to bring pet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Roscoe Village single-family sales appear to be hot

3400 block Oakley Ave

We drove around most of Roscoe Village yesterday looking for apartment for rent signs and saw only one. We did note about a dozen new homes, major renovations and teardowns underway. A brief scan of the area at Redfin reported scores of single-family homes having been sold in the neighborhood within the last 12 months, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 9, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Innovative architecture in Logan Square at Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development and Sedgwick Investments have teamed with award-winning ISA Architects to develop Flexhouse2. Flexhouse2 rowhomes are modest, efficient, urban, and cool — appealing to sustainable lifestyle choices. Rather than rigidly defined rooms and hallways, the Flexhouse flows, is more open and allows easy adaptation to a variety of uses and lifestyles. The Flexhouse offers ...

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

Basecamp River North is selling quickly pre-construction

Basecamp River North rendering

Thirty-two of the 47 rowhomes at Basecamp River North are under contract before construction has begun. The remaining 3-bedroom, 3-bath homes boast high-style architecture, two-car attached garages and roof decks with dramatic views of the River North and downtown skyline. The homes are pre-construction priced from the mid-$500s, with occupancy anticipated in the late summer ...

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

A late Saturday look at near-Loop construction sites

Mod

I was at K2 Apartments late Saturday afternoon for a video shoot and wandered around the area for a look at some of the construction sites. Can you spot the soon-to-open Catalyst apartment tower in the above shot from K2? Looking east toward The Madison, 1212 W Madison, with Mod just west of it and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 7, 2014
ChicagoFar North

A video visit to the Backyard Andersonville rowhomes

Chase Park

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at Backyard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase II, priced ...

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

A new River North apartment tower proposal

720 N LaSalle

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily is reporting is reporting that a venture of Magellan Development and Mac Management is requesting a zoning change for the site at 720 N LaSalle currently occupied by a Howard Johnson motel. The proposed development is a 298-unit apartment tower designed by bKL Architecture. Crain’s also reported that a previously-announced ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 3, 2014
ChicagoFar North

An update on Ravenswood Terrace apartments

Ravenswood Terrace

The new Sears Auto Center and LA Fitness on Lawrence Ave are already open. The new Mariano’s was running a well-attended job fair at the time of my visit on Monday and is slated to open next Tuesday. Work was continuing on the new Metra station on Lawrence Ave. The final piece of the Ravenswood ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

The dish on Logan Square’s Flexhouse2

Flexhouse2

Ranquist Development has a well-earned reputation for building in a distinctive architectural style. At Flexhouse2 in Logan Square Ranquist has teamed Sedgwick Investments and with award-winning, Philadelphia-based ISA Architecture. Phase I of Flexhouse2, 2630 N Ridgeway in Logan Square, is at the pre-drywall stage and a third of the units have already been sold. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on April 1, 2014
ChicagoFar North

Only 3 townhomes left at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville

Twenty of the 23 townhomes have been sold at BackYard Andersonville, 4832 N Clark St in Ravenswood. The model home, a 2-bedroom, 2-bath priced in the mid-$400s is available for immediate occupancy. Phase II began construction a few weeks ago and occupancy is slated for the fall. Two 3-bedroom, 2-bath homes are available in Phase ...

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

This week’s new West Loop apartment proposal

Aerial view of Halsted / Lake

It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development. Two weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to build 131 apartments on a site currently occupied by Carmichael’s Steak House. Last week the Chicago Architecture Blog revealed plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 28, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s Halsted Flats is renting rapidly

Halsted Flats

Halsted Flats, 3740 N Halsted St, has reached the point where everything seems to be happening at warp speed. The first residents moved into the new high-rise just a few days ago and the building’s convertible, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments are nearly 40% leased. The lobby was completed and staffed 24/7 just ahead of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 26, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Another apartment tower proposed for the Loop

171 Van Buren

MB Real Estate is proposing to build a 40-story high-rise apartment tower at 171 W Van Buren in the Loop. The building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, would include between 225 and 275 apartments. The tower would be less than a block away from the recently sold-out 714-unit condo building at 235 W Van Buren. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 21, 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.

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Posted by sponsored post on March 21, 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