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Unusual condo amenities – a private running track

Domain

Newer downtown apartment buildings have vied to deliver elaborate amenities packages. Lavish landscaped pool decks with gas grills and fire pits, fitness centers, resident lounges, demonstration kitchens, business centers, theaters and more are common. We’ve identified three condo buildings that can boast an unusual amenity: a private running track. Domain, 900 N Kingsbury, has a ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 18, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

How Al Friedman helped create River North

Al Friedman

The first night I ever spent in Chicago was in a fleabag hotel on Wells Street in the late-60s. The area now known as River North was then one of Chicago’s Skid Rows and my room was swarming with roaches. Business Week recently spotlighted River North’s transition into its current affluence and a destination for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 16, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Preview River North apartments in YoChicago video tours

Hubbard Place

We immodestly think that YoChicago’s video tours, some of which are sponsored, are a great way to preview apartment communities and narrow your apartment search. Join us in these videos for a look at four full-amenity luxury apartment towers in River North. Hubbard Place is a new 48-story, 450-unit apartment tower across from the East ...

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

Jones Chicago apartments, 220 W Illinois St, River North

220 W Illinois

Jones Chicago is a 25-story, 188-unit apartment tower nearing completion at 220 W Illinois St in the River North. The building will have ground-level retail space and garage parking for 155 cars. Reports have touted fall 2014 occupancy, but that seems unlikely. The developers are Gerding Edlen and Fred Latsko of Structured Management, Hartshorne Plunkard ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 11, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

167 West Erie apartments, 167 W Erie St, River North

167 West Erie

167 West Erie, 167 W Erie St, will be a 39-story, 450-unit apartment tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. The project will include ground-level retail space fronting Wells St. The development received Plan Commission approval in August of 2014. Construction is anticipated to begin early in 2015, with completion slated for 2016. Chicago-based Mac Management ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

The distinct sub-neighborhoods of River North

River North

River North is bounded by Michigan Ave, Chicago Ave and the Chicago River. It’s a sub-neighborhood of the Near North Side community area. Unlike most neighborhoods its size, River North has no sub-neighborhoods of its own. One possible exception, recognized by some, is the Cathedral District – the area bounded by Michigan Ave, Ontario St, ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 25, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

K2 Apartments, a short walk from Chicago’s hottest neighborhoods

K2 pool deck

K2 Apartments, the new luxury tower at 365 N Halsted St in Chicago’s Fulton River District, has a keystone location that affords quick pedestrian access to the city’s hottest neighborhoods. The West Loop, River West and River North – the neighborhoods adjacent to K2 – are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and they’re ...

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Posted by sponsored post on August 21, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look at nine new Near North Side apartment projects

805 LaSalle

Yesterday we stopped by nine of the new apartment projects that are in various stages of completion on Chicago’s Near North Side. The nine projects include a total of nearly 2,000 apartments. Three additional Near North Side projects, with a total of 1,140 units, are on the Plan Commission agenda for this Thursday, and neighborhood ...

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

Kingsbury Plaza’s curvaceous two-bedroom apartments

Kingsbury Plaza

I recently toured the new model apartments at Kingsbury Plaza, 520 N Kingsbury in River North. My favorite was a two-bedroom at the northeast corner of the building. The living / dining area boasts a wide, curving wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with striking views of the Chicago skyline, even from the seventh-floor model. Plank flooring ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 14, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

55 East Erie Condominiums, 55 E Erie St

55 East Erie

55 East Erie is a 56-story, 214-unit condominium tower in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When 55 East Erie was completed in 2004 it surpassed Lake Point Tower as the tallest all-residential high-rise in Chicago, and the building’s website still accords it that status. It has since been overtaken by 340 on the Park, Legacy and ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 4, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour a model apartment at Hubbard Place in River North

Hubbard Place apartment

Hubbard Place, 360 W Hubbard in River North, is a new, luxury, full-amenity high-rise directly across from the East Bank Club and a short walk from the Merchandise Mart. Hubbard Place apartments are spacious and have well-designed, efficient floor plans that take maximum advantage of the space. Floor-to-ceiling windows open onto expansive views and expand ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 29, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

A townhome with views across from the East Bank Club

438 N Canal

Kinzie Park is a gated community on the west bank of the Chicago River opposite the East Bank Club. Kinzie Park’s amenities include a private riverwalk, a gym, a pool, security and package and receiving service. The 2-bedroom, 2 ½ bath Kinzie Park townhome at 438 N Canal has recently been listed for sale at ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 28, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Tour the over-the-top amenities at Hubbard Place in River North

Hubbard Place

Hubbard Place, a new 43-story, 450-unit apartment tower in River North, offers a lavish array of social spaces where its residents can meet each other or enjoy a quiet moment. A spacious, richly-landscaped deck hosts a pool with cabanas, BBQ grills, and a variety of “living room” areas for more intimate social gatherings. The deck ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 23, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

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