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See Chris Kennedy’s remarks at the Wolf Point groundbreaking

Chris Kennedy

Construction has been underway for months on a 509-unit, 48-story apartment tower at Wolf Point, the iconic site where the Chicago River forks to the north and south. It’s typical for an official groundbreaking ceremony to occur well after the actual groundbreaking that marks the start of construction. On Friday, July 18, 100s of people ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 18, 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

Video tours of Kingsbury Plaza’s amenities and riverwalk

Kingsbury Plaza

Outdoor space is scarce in the River North neighborhood, but it’s abundant at Kingsbury Plaza, a 43-story, 420-unit apartment tower on the east bank of the Chicago River. Kingsbury Plaza has a sprawling landscaped deck with floral plantings, trees, BBQ grills, a whirlpool, an outdoor pool and sweeping views of the skyline. It also has ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Some dazzling images from Hubbard Place apartments

Hubbard Place

As someone who dabbles in photography almost every day, I’m always in awe of the work of professional photographers. While I try to do a credible job of portraying what a place looks like, Paul Morgan paints an image with light, brings a place to life and involves you in what it feels like. When ...

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

Where to watch Wolf Point’s construction progress

Wolf Point

Wolf Point occupies such a prominent site on the Chicago River that there’s no shortage of good vantage points from which to view the progress of construction on the first of the three towers planned for the site. A great deal of infrastructure work has been underway on the site for months, and construction is ...

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

An up-to-date list of available River North apartments

River North apartments

You can see all of the managed apartment building options in River North on YoChicago’s availability list, below. You can learn more about the buildings and their location in our detailed reviews, and see our take on the best River North buildings on 18 different criteria. We’ve listed all of the River North apartment complexes ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 19, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Website touts a new rental concept in Chicago living

Eight O Five screen cap

When you reach a certain age, it becomes very difficult to differentiate engaging from lame, so I’ll leave that task to you as you scroll down the new website for 805 N LaSalle. Eight O Five, you’ll learn, is a “new rental concept in Chicago living” at the intersection of: love and meme classic and ...

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

Chicago Avenue YMCA slated for redevelopment

Lawson House YMCA

Real estate developers have been sniffing around the Lawson House YMCA, 30 W Chicago Ave, for quite some time, scheming schemes to convert it to residential use. Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported several days ago that the Y will be redeveloped as 450 units of affordable housing in a renovation that “could cost up ...

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

River North sites slated for demolition

703-05 N Wells

Demolition permits were issued on Friday for 703 and 705 N Wells. These buildings once hosted, respectively, the Trowbridge Gallery and O’Hara’s Gallery. The site is slated for future development, and it’s just south of where Magellan Development and Mac Management plan to build a 298-unit apartment tower on the site currently occupied by the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 12, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The latest apartment proposal for Huron and Kingsbury

Huron / Kingsbury

The southwest corner of Kingsbury and Huron has been the subject of many YoChicago posts as Park Kingsbury Lofts, has made several trips through the foreclosure process, and has previously been considered for conversion to loft apartments. According to a recent post at SkyscraperPage, JDL Development is currently envisioning the site, together with a vacant ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Gold Coast wannabe apartments slated for Clark and Chestnut

Clark & Chestnut at arrow

Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported yesterday that a development group is planning a 33-story, 392-unit apartment tower at the southeast corner of Clark and Chestnut in the Gold Coast. It’s easy to understand why the developer would want to cash in on the cachet of the Gold Coast, and less easy to understand why ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 1, 2014

The smart way to find a River North apartment

River North

A search for River North apartments on Craigslist will return about 1,000 new ads each day, almost all of them from Chicago rental services. Many of the ads will be for properties not located in River North. Almost all of the ads for actual River North properties will be for one of the 14 high-rise ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North apartment shootout – Chicagoland Property Group vs YoChicago

View of River North

We like to think that YoChicago is Chicago’s best free rental service. We’re an objective, visually rich website with comprehensive apartment reviews, all-inclusive at-a-glance lists, neighborhood maps and guides, narrated video tours, original aerial photography and a great deal more. One of our goals is to help renters understand what to expect from Chicago’s rental ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 7, 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
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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North – A list of available apartments and current rents

Whole Foods samplers

If you’re looking to rent an apartment in River North, you can see all of your managed apartment building options on YoChicago’s availability list, below. You can learn more about the buildings and their location in our detailed reviews, and see our take on the best River North buildings on 18 different criteria. We’ve listed ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on April 2, 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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Brokers brave the cold for Basecamp River North event

Basecamp River North rendering

A bitter cold evening couldn’t keep a crowd of brokers from turning out to learn about Basecamp River North, the first new rowhomes built on Chicago’s near north side in nearly a decade. All of the two- and three-story homes will have sleek contemporary interiors, private outdoor space, 2-car garages and roof decks. Three-bedrooms start ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 6, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Basecamp River North 40% sold pre-groundbreaking

Basecamp River North rendering

Basecamp River North will be the first new rowhomes built on Chicago’s near north side in nearly a decade. All of the two- and three-story homes will have sleek contemporary interiors, private outdoor space, 2-car garages and roof decks. Three-bedrooms start in the mid-$500s and 4-bedrooms from the high $600s. About 40% of the 47 ...

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Posted by sponsored post on February 27, 2014