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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
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

New construction update – 435 North Park, Arkadia, Wolf Point

435 North Park Dr

We recently published a list of the new apartment towers that opened in downtown Chicago in 2013 and are slated to open this year and next. We’ll keep you up to date as construction progresses on those projects and on new ones as they’re announced. The ever-so-blue tower at 435 North Park Dr in Streeterville ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on February 20, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Will The Sterling become sterling?

The Sterling

Nearly six years ago Crain’s Chicago Business cited The Sterling, 345 N LaSalle St, as the “condo foreclosure capital of Chicago.” Ninety-five foreclosures had been filed in the 389-unit building, according to Crain’s. Three months later, in an article on the prevalence of foreclosures in American Invsco-sponsored condo conversions, Crain’s reported that there had been ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 23, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments, a recap

Kingsbury Plaza

Renters have too many differing priorities – and budget constraints – to make singling out an overall best building anything but a fool’s errand. We’ve spotlighted the best River North apartment buildings on each of 18 different criteria to make it easier for you to identify the one that’s best for you, based on the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 18, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – three-bedroom floor plan

AMLI River North

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 17, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – two-bedroom floor plan

Hubbard Place

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 16, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – one-bedroom floor plan

Asbury Plaza one-bedroom

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 13, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – studio / convertible layout

One Superior Place

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 12, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Construction underway at Chicago and LaSalle

Chicago & LaSalle

Five days ago we looked down on the northeast corner of Chicago and LaSalle from the sundeck of a neighboring building. The site had been cleared for a planned 295-unit apartment tower, but there was no sign of activity. By yesterday afternoon preparations were underway to begin drilling the foundation caissons. Several pieces of equipment ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – private outdoor space

Grand Plaza

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 11, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – apartment finishes and features

Hubbard Place Chicago

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 10, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – pet-friendliness

One Superior Place

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 9, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

An updated look down on Chicago and LaSalle

Chicago & LaSalle

It’s been six weeks since we last looked in on the site of a new 33-story, 295-unit apartment tower planned for the northeast corner of Chicago and LaSalle. At that time demolition was underway and expected to be completed within a day or two. When I looked down on the site yesterday from the sundeck ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 6, 2013
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

River North’s best apartments – boutique ambiance

The Bernardin, Chicago

Earlier posts in our series on the best apartment towers in River North concentrated on their location. We spotlighted the buildings with the best views, the most convenient grocery shopping, the best access to retail shops, public transit, parks and beaches , the expressway grid, the most nearby dining and nightlife, and the shortest walking ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on December 6, 2013