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Food options proliferate near new 1345 Wabash condos

Trader Joe's South Loop

Residents at the new condos currently under construction at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop will find a dizzying array of food shopping and dining options nearby – just part of the location’s allure as one of the most convenient and vibrant in Chicago. Jewel-Osco and Trader Joe’s are a block north at Roosevelt Rd. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 24, 2014
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1345 Wabash condos have a focus on design

1345 S Wabash

A focus on design is nothing new for the CMK Companies. CMK has a history of creating architecturally distinctive high-rises that are, according to NewCity Design, “a relief from the so-so-ness of neighboring condo buildings.” At 1345 Wabash in the South Loop CMK has once again teamed up with Brininstool + Lynch, an architecture firm ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 16, 2014
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Why the South Loop is a great place to call home

Museum Park

Coldwell Banker’s Nadine Ferrata has lived in the South Loop for more than 20 years and loves calling it her home. The South Loop has a wide variety of restaurants and nightlife, many grocery shopping options, excellent public transportation, good school options and some of the best public park access in the city. The South ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 15, 2014
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From the vault – a Roosevelt Collection high-rise

Roosevelt Collection

It was nearly eight years ago when Centrum Properties began leasing retail space for the as yet unbuilt Roosevelt Collection site in the South Loop. An early rendering, above, showed the retail, the proposed loft condos and a high-rise to their north. The high-rise was included in a scale model of the development when we ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 14, 2014
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Apartments filling in a bleak stretch of Clark Street

1000 S Clark St

Construction is underway on a 469-unit apartment tower at 1000 S Clark St, just north of the Target on Roosevelt Rd. JDL is the developer and Hartshorne Plunkard the architecture firm for the project. Until recently Clark Street between Polk St (800 S) and Roosevelt Rd (1200 S) had a rather forlorn appearance, with AMLI ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 8, 2014
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The sweeping views from The LEX apartments

View from The LEX

I visited The LEX, 2138 S Indiana, last Friday for a first look at the building’s spacious deck. The landscaped deck has an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a large dog run, grassy areas and a shaded area with BBQ grills. Check back in about a week for a video tour of the pool and the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 7, 2014
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New South Loop condos in a convenient location

1345 Wabash

Perspectives can be deceiving. In the first photo, the crane for the construction of the new 1345 Wabash condominiums appears to be directly behind the Jewel-Osco on Roosevelt Rd. In the photo directly above the crane seems to be across the street from the south end of the Jewel. It’s actually a full block south. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 3, 2014
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eco18, a drive by a defunct development

eco18

It’s been just over seven years since we first wrote about eco18, a new South Loop high-rise that was aiming to be the first LEED Gold certified project in Chicago. A few days later we reported that the project had taken reservations for 28 of its 93 units in the first weekend of sales. In ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 2, 2014
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New convenience store, CTA station near The LEX apartments

The LEX

The McCormick Market opened just over a month ago on the block west of The LEX, a luxury, full-amenity apartment and loft complex in the South Loop. The early reviews at Yelp have been positive, with mixed opinions on the store’s not selling alcohol. The deli counter is well stocked and prices have been reported ...

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Posted by sponsored post on July 2, 2014
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1345 Wabash condos begin to rise in South Loop

1345 Wabash

Probably the most important milestone in the completion of a high-rise building is the erection of the tower crane that does the heavy lifting of the building’s materials. The tower crane at 1345 Wabash was fully assembled during the past several days, despite some weather-related delays. The first new condominium high-rise built in the South ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 27, 2014
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Walk to the Lucas from The LEX

Aerial, The LEX

The Tribune and other Chicago media have been buzzing with the news that George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars, has selected Chicago as the home of his new museum. If the Chicago Plan Commission signs off on it, the museum will be built on the parking lots between McCormick Place and Soldier Field. If ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 26, 2014
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1111 South Wabash is on the mend, agents say

1111 S Wabash

The Gammonley Group was considered a pioneer when it began sales in 2001 for 1111 S Wabash, a 34-story, 247-unit condominium in the South Loop. A few years later the market had become crowded. The building passed the 80%-sold mark early in 2004 before sales slowed to a trickle, and a few developer units were ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 23, 2014
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New South Loop condos in a convenient, fun location

1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash, which is under construction in the South Loop, is the first new condo high-rise in the neighborhood in six years. The building has a terrific location, within a short walk of bars, destination restaurants, grocery shopping, parks and public transportation. 1345 Wabash is aiming to set a higher standard for design and style. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 23, 2014
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Vetro studio returns to market as pricier one-bedroom

Vetro

If you’re looking for a 1-bedroom condo your new listing search will surface Unit 1401 at Vetro, 611 S Wells. The unit was one of 40 Vetro condos sold at auction early in 2009. It was purchased for $160,000, including a parking space. The developer had marketed the unit as a studio. The copy for ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 20, 2014
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Grant Park gets better near Park Michigan apartments

Grant Park

Grant Park is literally across the street from the Park Michigan apartments, and residents are only a few minutes away from the Art Institute, Millennium Park, the new Maggie Daley Park, the Lurie Garden, Buckingham Fountain, and the other attractions in Chicago’s spectacular 319-acre front yard. Construction is underway to transform a previously-vacant section of ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 18, 2014
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South Loop construction update, 1345 Wabash

1345 Wabash

Since the time of our last visit to 1345 Wabash in the South Loop work has been completed on the concrete pad that will anchor the tower crane that will hoist materials for the 15-story building. 1345 Wabash is the first new condo high-rise to be built in Chicago’s South Loop in nearly 6 years. ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 17, 2014
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New South Loop condos have great access to big-box retail

The Maxwell

Most people value the experience of shopping at small, locally owned retailers. They also recognize and value the need for having convenient access to major national retail chains. The Roosevelt Road corridor is shaping up to offer access to major retailers that rivals what’s available in the Clybourn Corridor area on the North Side. The ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 13, 2014
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Enjoy the great outdoors at the South Loop’s Astoria Tower

Grant Park

Residents at the South Loop‘s Astoria Tower are a short block away from Grant Park, Chicago’s 319-acre front yard. Tennis courts, ball fields, formal gardens, tree-shaded walkways, the Art Institute, Millennium Park, the lakefront trail and 12th Street Beach are a few of the nearby attractions. A seasonal farmers market, street fairs and festivals, neighborhood ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 12, 2014
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Brokers are buzzing about the South Loop’s newest condos

1345 Wabash

A crowd of real estate brokers came to celebrate the groundbreaking for 1345 Wabash, the first new condo high-rise to be built in Chicago’s South Loop in nearly 6 years. The brokers were excited to tell their clients about CMK’s newest and most stylish high-rise. Their clients have had positive experiences with CMK at the ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 6, 2014
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New South Loop condos invite you to stop renting

1345 Wabash

Rents in top-tier downtown Chicago apartment buildings surged in the first quarter of the year, up 7.6% over the previous quarter, according to a recent Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily report. “The market was on fire,” according to a local analyst quoted by Crain’s. There’s a simple way to protect yourself against soaring rents: stop ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 30, 2014