Tag: New East Side

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Aqua resale tries for 46% price increase after a year

Aqua resale tries for 46% price increase after a year

Unit 6901 at Aqua, 225 N Columbus Dr, was purchased for $905,000 in May of last year. The purchase price of the 1,756 square foot, 3-bedroom, 2 ½ ...
Coast at Lakeshore East, 345 E Wacker Dr, New East Side

Coast at Lakeshore East, 345 E Wacker Dr, New East Side

The 49-story, 515-unit Coast, 345 E Wacker Dr, is the eighth residential high-rise at the Lakeshore East development in the New East Side neighbor ...
The views from Millennium Park Plaza

The views from Millennium Park Plaza

If you visit YoChicago with any frequency you know I'm addicted to visiting rooftops, high and low. Yesterday I wandered the block-lon ...
400 East Randolph hits the 50-year mark

400 East Randolph hits the 50-year mark

The 400 Condominium Association, 400 East Randolph, will mark its 50th anniversary on August 11th, 2013, from 4 p.m. to 8 pm with a special event ...
Did Coast cheap out on its apartment finishes?

Did Coast cheap out on its apartment finishes?

I haven't visited the new Coast rental tower yet, but I've been hearing negative feedback about the apartment finishes from people in the industry ...
Coast reports being 50% leased

Coast reports being 50% leased

A news release received yesterday reported that the 515-unit Coast apartment tower, which began leasing in mid-February and opened in March, is 50 ...
Market for MLS-listed downtown rentals shows continued strength

Market for MLS-listed downtown rentals shows continued strength

About a year ago the inventory of MLS-listed downtown Chicago rentals reached stasis and we stopped tracking it on a weekly basis. A corresponden ...
Contextual views of the new Coast and Optima Center apartment towers

Contextual views of the new Coast and Optima Center apartment towers

Architects are generally sensitive to the context in which their buildings will be situated. Building renderings and photos, however, rarely sh ...
Take an apartment walk with Stephanie and Katie

Take an apartment walk with Stephanie and Katie

Stephanie Konow and Katie Bommarito are former rental services agents who grew frustrated with that business and set out to connect Chicago tenant ...
The Coast – eye-catching architecture and eye-rolling ad copy

The Coast – eye-catching architecture and eye-rolling ad copy

The Coast, a 49-story mixed-use glass tower at 345 E Wacker Dr in the Lakeshore East area of the New East Side, is slated to contain 515 apartment ...
Chicago’s highest outdoor pools

Chicago’s highest outdoor pools

A recent fly-around of downtown Chicago afforded views from above of many of Chicago's outdoor pools, and set me to wondering which ones were the hi ...
Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

Aqua’s underutilized high-floor balconies

In the torrent of words that's been written about Aqua's balconies, I haven't seen any mention of the fact that they're almost completely unused. ...
Two new apartment towers are topped out

Two new apartment towers are topped out

The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward ...
Construction checkup – The Coast at Lakeshore East

Construction checkup – The Coast at Lakeshore East

The Coast, 345 E Wacker Dr, is about two-thirds of the way toward its ultimate 49-story height. It appears to be on track to meet its targeted complet ...
The rent premium for a second bedroom in the Loop

The rent premium for a second bedroom in the Loop

Renters often begin their apartment search with a fixed notion of what they're looking for. All too often their expectations are dashed – the size ...
Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Rookie high-rise tenants whining about the heat

Most Chicagoans are thoroughly enjoying the recent record high temperatures. Most, but not all. We've heard that twenty-something rookie renter ...
Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

Tales from an apartment hunt – phantom closets and howling wolves

If you have tales you'd like to share from your apartment hunt, add them in a comment or email yojoe at yochicago dot com. Here's the fifth rep ...
$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

$1,950 rent conundrum – an Aqua convertible or a 2-bedroom, 2-bath across the street

Here's a good test of what you prioritize and value in your next apartment. Consider a convertible studio and a 2-bedroom, 2-bath in two different ...
New construction in Chicago, then and now

New construction in Chicago, then and now

What a difference five years makes! Five years ago today we were – Reporting the imminent start of construction at Aqua Touting 1349 S Wabash ...
Park Millennium – from buyers lined up outside the building to bargain rentals

Park Millennium – from buyers lined up outside the building to bargain rentals

Six years ago Yo was writing this about the Park Millennium, a 52-story condo conversion at 222 N Columbus Dr on the New East Side: Carrie McCo ...
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