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Six months free parking in a walk-to-everything location

K2

K2 is the newest luxury high-rise in the popular Fulton River District. A private bridge connects K2 residents to Jewel-Osco, Radio Shack, a Chase Bank branch and service establishments. There are DIVVY bikes outside the Jewel and summer movies in the park across the street from Jewel. A dedicated bike lane outside K2 speeds residents ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two months free at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a new, full-amenity boutique high-rise in a steps-to-everything West Loop location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units. Circa ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Space for a home office in a large Streeterville one-bedroom

Streeter Place

The H plan one-bedroom at Streeter Place in Streeterville offers the advantages of a one-bedroom plus den at a lower price point for comparable floors, making it one of the community’s more popular floor plans. The H plan is available on the 14th through 53rd floors of the building and spans 929 square feet – ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The hot Fulton River District is poised to get hotter

Echelon at K Station

Two giant office developments currently underway will add 2.5 millions square feet of office space and 3 acres of riverfront parks and plazas to the Fulton River District neighborhood. Workers at the new 52-story River Point and 53-story 150 North Riverside towers will enjoy spectacular views east along the Chicago River and on-site restaurants bolstering ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 17, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1575 Oak Ave

1575 Oak Evanston

1575 Oak is an 8-story, 57-unit contemporary apartment building at 1575 Oak Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 1961 and has been recently renovated. The apartments 1575 Oak has a mix of studio, 1- and 2-bedroom, 1-bath apartments. In mid-December 2014 rents started at $1,055 to $1,755 depending on apartment size. Floor plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1576 Oak Ave

1576 Oak Evanston

1576 Oak is a 3-story, 36-unit courtyard apartment building at 1576 Oak Ave in Evanston. The brick and limestone building was completed in 1917. The large limestone quoins on the first-floor corners and sunrooms facing Oak Ave give the building a distinctive presence. The building also has frontage on Davis St with ground-level service establishments ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2014
North ShoreEvanston

Evanston apartment review, 1717, 1717 Ridge Ave

1717 Ridge Evanston

1717 is a new 8-story, 175-unit apartment building at 1717 Ridge Ave in Evanston. The building was completed in 2013 and has received LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The development team included Focus Development and Atlantic Realty Partners. Focus was the general contractor and Booth Hansen the architecture firm. The apartments ...

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

West Loop deal of the day – two months free rent at Circa 922

Circa 922 view

Circa 922 , a new luxury apartment tower in the West Loop, is offering two months’ free rent for move-ins prior to March 31, 2015. Circa 922 is a boutique full-amenity building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into the building in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Take a 10-second tour of a Streeterville studio

Streeter Place

Spend a few seconds scrolling through the photos in this post and you’ll see that the J plan studio at Streeter Place has everything you’re looking for in a Streeterville studio. Click on any photo to enlarge it to full screen size. At 655 square feet, the studio is larger than a number of one-bedrooms ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 10, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

More apartments headed for the South Loop

Clark & Harrison

The 398-unit AMLI Lofts opened recently in the South Loop and a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S Clark St is targeting occupancy for late next year. Hundreds of additional units have been proposed for sites at 1001 S State and 1333 S Wabash. Student housing is a major part of the residential market in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Pop-up entrepreneurs and a penthouse at K2 apartments

K2

K2, a luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, sponsors a whirl of on- and off-site social events for residents throughout the year. Resident events range from happy hours at local bars to cooking demonstrations to pool parties to yoga classes. The grand entry concourse and one of the resident lounges hosted a production ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 9, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop apartments gain a world-class neighbor

Grant Park skate park

The new “world class” Grant Park skate park opened last Saturday, and it was an instant hit. If you were anywhere in the vicinity you saw a stream of mostly teens and tweens headed for the park on their boards, bikes and blades. Once you arrived at the park you had to marvel at how ...

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

Mid-January move-in dates at new West Loop apartments

Circa 922

Circa 922 is a boutique, full-amenity, pet-friendly building in a steps-to-everything location. The first residents will be moving into Circa 922 in mid-January of 2015. Renters can take advantage of the staged delivery schedule for new buildings to sign a lease now and lock in some of Circa 922′s most desirable units for move-ins as ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Apartments for the road warrior

K2

If your work takes around Chicagoland or around the world, you’ll want to live in a location that makes it easy to get everywhere and walk to everything when you return home. K2, the new luxury apartment community in the Fulton River District, is a transit-oriented development steps from scores of bars and restaurants and ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Winter made easy at Streeter Place apartments

Yolk

It won’t take another polar vortex to make Chicagoans wish they had restaurants, bars and day-to-day shopping steps away from their home. A normal Chicago winter is harsh enough to make every step seem like one too many. Residents at Streeter Place, a luxury apartment tower, have Yolk and Flour & Stone in the building. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

South Loop penthouse apartments available

The LEX

There’s a special feeling that comes with living in a penthouse apartment and having no one living above you. That special feeling is enhanced by the perks that often come with penthouse living. The desire to live in a special way results in penthouse apartments turning over infrequently and renting quickly when they do. A ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 4, 2014
ChicagoNorth Side

Lakeview’s pet-friendliest apartments

Halsted Flats view

Halsted Flats can genuinely claim the title of “Lakeview’s pet-friendliest apartments.” In addition to pet-friendly staff and a rooftop dog run that serves up skyline views, Halsted Flats now has PetSmart anchoring its ground-level retail space. The on-site PetSmart is open 7 days a week and also offers a grooming salon that aims to “leave ...

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

West Loop apartment tower poised for January start

Booth Hansen rendering

Bids are being solicited for the construction of a 28-story, 227-unit apartment tower at 171 N Halsted St in the West Loop. The project, which will include ground-level retail space and 162 parking spaces, has an estimated start date in mid-January of 2015. Booth Hansen is the architecture firm for the full-amenity building. The development ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 3, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Will Bush Temple apartments be micro or crazy huge?

424 W Diversey

If you scan articles on the once-trendy topic of micro apartments, you’ll encounter the notion that 275 to 300 square foot spaces are “crazy huge.” One article scoffed at 350 square foot Boston units as “practically a palace.” In Seattle, where micro units ranged as low as 90 square feet, a recently-adopted ordinance requires a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 2, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

State & Chestnut apartments, 845 N State St, River North

845 N State St

State & Chestnut is a new 35-story, 367-unit apartment tower under construction at 845 N State St in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When complete, the building will include ground-floor retail space and 185 garage parking spaces. Construction began in the summer of 2013 and the building was topped out in mid-November. Pre-leasing will begin in ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 1, 2014