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New River North / Gold Coast apartments prep for summer occupancy

State & Chestnut

First occupancies at the new State & Chestnut apartment tower are slated for July 1, Apartment finishes and common-area amenities can be previewed at the leasing center at 873 N Rush St, just around the corner from State & Chestnut. If you’re unfamiliar with the exciting, steps-to-everything neighborhood, a two-blocks walk in any direction from ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 6, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gold Coast / River North apartments near three charming parks

Washingto Square Park

Chestnut Place, 850 N State St, is on the border of the Gold Coast and River North neighborhoods in a steps-to-everything location. Park space is scarce in River North, but three of the north side’s most charming small parks are a short stroll from Chestnut Place. Washington Square Park, pictured above. Is a short block ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 5, 2015
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Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds, 2/26/15

North Water view

The on-site leasing office and model apartments are now open at North Water, a 52-story apartment tower at 340 E North Water in Streeterville. North Water is a full-amenity view building with sweeping vistas in every direction. Apartments are available for March 1 and later occupancy. Chestnut Place, 850 N State, is offering a month’s ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A walk-in tour of new Gold Coast / River North apartments

State & Chestnut

The leasing center for the new State & Chestnut apartment tower opened recently around the corner from the building at 873 N Rush. The ground-level leasing center has a model kitchen and bath and all the information you need to experience the sleek new apartment tower itself. The first residents will move in to State ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 20, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

The hyper-urban scene at Chestnut Place apartments

Starbucks on Rush

The Chestnut Place apartment tower’s location at 850 N State St shares the upscale vibe of the Gold Coast and the vibrancy of River North. Chestnut Place residents have walk-to-access to an almost unimaginably rich dining, nightlife and shopping scene. Step outside the front door at Chestnut Place and Tempo Café is across the street. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 19, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Old Town, River North, Streeterville and Gold Coast apartment deals and finds

River East

The Lofts at River East, Streeterville’s only rental loft building, has been leasing rapidly for April 1 occupancy. All of the south-facing two-bedrooms with balconies overlooking the Ogden Slip have been rented for April, but a few are available for mid-May at rents ranging from $4,020 to $4,200. One-bedrooms are still available for April occupancy, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Commuting made easy at Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place residents who commute to the Loop have a tough call to make on a cold and snowy Chicago morning. They can hop on the #36 CTA bus that stops directly outside the building, walk two minutes south past a Starbucks to catch the Red Line subway, or grab one of the readily-available taxis. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 4, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Experience the new State & Chestnut apartments

State & Chestnut

State & Chestnut, the sleek new apartment tower at 845 N State St, won’t begin moving in its first residents until July 1. Prospective residents won’t have to wait, however, to experience the building. A leasing center recently opened at 873 N Rush, and a visit there is an experience in itself. The leasing center ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 30, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Free rent on renovated apartments at Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place, an apartment tower at 850 N State in the Gold Coast / River North neighborhood is undergoing a complete makeover and offering a month’s free rent on newly-renovated apartments. The renovated apartments have wood-look floors in the living areas and a sleek, open-plan kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and good cabinet ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 30, 2015
DealsChicagoDowntown / Loop

Near North Chicago apartment deals and finds

Atwater night view

Atwater, 355 E Ohio, will apply the $450 admin fee to the first month’s rent for a client who rents a currently vacant apartment within 48 hours of their initial visit. Resident parking at Atwater is $225 a month – a bargain for Streeterville. Unit 3506 at Atwater, a 1-bedroom, has been newly renovated with ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 29, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Are these Chicago’s tallest fire escapes?

Lawson YMCA

The 24-story Lawson YMCA on Chicago Ave is 262 feet high at the roof line, according to the Emporis database. The three exterior fire escapes on the north side of the building are the tallest I can recall seeing in Chicago. Are there any taller ones in Chicago, or were there at one time?

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 26, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Kingsbury Plaza’s fabulous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

Kingsbury Plaza‘s riverfront location in River North affords residents great views in every direction, but one of the most sought-after views is of the skyline to the east. The fabulous two-bedroom apartments at Kingsbury Plaza have two ways to enjoy the skyline view: a curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and a private sheltered balcony. Kingsbury ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 23, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A first look at the new Chestnut Place apartments

Chestnut Place

The 30-story Chestnut Place apartment tower at 850 N State in the Gold Coast / River North neighborhood changed ownership recently. The apartments, amenities and ground-level retail space are undergoing a complete makeover, and I stopped in earlier today for a look at one of the new apartments. The 1-bedroom I visited had wood-look floors ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 22, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A Monday visit to the Wolf Point apartment site

Wolf Point

The 20th floor of Wolf Point was under construction when I visited on Monday, putting the building near the halfway point toward its full 48-story height. The 510-unit luxury apartment tower is targeting first occupancies for late this year and, at last report, planned to begin pre-leasing in the spring. When the weather improves, I’ll ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 21, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Early move-ins at Jones Chicago renting sight-unseen

Jones Chicago

The first residents have moved into Jones Chicago, a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower at 220 W Illinois St in River North. A number of the new residents reportedly relocated from out-of-state and rented their apartments sight-unseen. Almost exactly a year ago we reported on a growing trend of out-of-towners renting at the new K2 apartment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 20, 2015

Short-term furnished rentals in Chicago high-rises

Grand Plaza duplex

Almost all of downtown Chicago’s rental high-rises have furnished apartments available for short-term stays, either directly from the building or from a third-party company. If you’re relocating to Chicago, a furnished rental enables you to “test-drive” a building you’re considering moving into, or take some time finding your permanent home without the pressure of making ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on January 12, 2015
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North two-bedrooms for the price of one

Chestnut Place

Chestnut Place is a 280-unit, 30-story apartment tower in the River North neighborhood on Chicago’s Near North Side. The building recently changed ownership and is undergoing a makeover. One of the things that won’t change is Chestnut Place’s affordability relative to its River North and Gold Coast competitors. Two-bedroom, bath-and-a-half apartments at Chestnut Place currently ...

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Posted by sponsored post on January 12, 2015

A holiday video card from Planned Property

Dan McDonough

Planned Property owns and manages 30 apartment buildings in prime River North, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park and Lakeview East locations. Join us in the video for a look at some of the events that made 2014 a great year for Planned Property residents. We wish your holidays are happy and that you’ll have a happy ...

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Posted by sponsored post on December 24, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A random look at new downtown apartment construction

1000 S Clark St

Last week I visited a number of the new apartment projects under construction in downtown Chicago to check on their progress. Site prep has just begun at 1001 S State. Construction is making rapid progress at 1000 S Clark, pictured above, which is targeting occupancy late in 2015. The Wolf Point apartment tower is advancing ...

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

River North apartment tower takes a step forward

833 N Clark

Construction bids are being solicited for a 33-story, 392-unit apartment tower planned for the southeast corner of Clark and Chestnut in River North. The site is in the lower foreground in the photo. The project, which was designed by Antunovich Associates, received Plan Commission approval in October. BicClerk is reporting the start date of construction ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 10, 2014