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Jeff Jack Apartments, 601 W Jackson, West Loop

Jeff Jack

Jeff Jack, 601 W Jackson, is a 15-story, 190-unit apartment tower nearing completion in Chicago’s West Loop. The building’s name reflects its location at the southwest corner of Jefferson and Jackson. The developer of the project is a venture that includes Dan Moceri. The architecture firm is Thomas Roszak Architecture and the general contractor is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on September 2, 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
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Jeff Jack Apartments nearly topped out in the West Loop

601 W Jackson

The new 190-unit apartment tower under construction at 601 W Jackson was one story shy of topping out at 15 stories when we stopped by yesterday. Occupancy is slated for next spring. You can follow the progress of construction on the building’s webcam. The building’s name, Jeff Jack Apartments, reflects its location at the intersection ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on August 5, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

West Loop affordable apartments topped out, closing in

727 W Lake

The 10-story, 61-unit apartment building at 727 W Lake St in the West Loop is topped out and in the process of being closed in. According to the developer, Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, all of the apartments will be rented to residents who earn at or below 50% of the area median income (AMI) and ...

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

Smaller buildings renting rapidly in West Loop

20-22 N Aberdeen

A number of smaller new West Loop apartment buildings built by Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group have leased up rapidly, at rents comparable to those charged at full-amenity towers in the neighborhood. All of the 54 new apartments at 20 – 22 N Aberdeen, which became available for occupancy beginning July 1, have been rented. ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Two new West Loop apartment buildings near completion

Circa 922

The Madison, a 216-unit apartment midrise at 1212 W Madison, is almost entirely closed in. The building’s website has floor plans and rents available, and appears to be offering immediate occupancy, although the building doesn’t appear to ready for occupancy. Circa 922, 922 W Washington, is topped out at 11 stories. The building’s website is ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on July 22, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Catalyst 50% leased with no free rent concessions

Catalyst

Yesterday evening I met a member of the leasing staff at Catalyst who told me that move-ins at the new West Loop building have begun and 50% of the units have been leased. Unlike a number of other new high-rises, Catalyst did not offer any free rent concessions. The 19-story, 223-unit building has a mix ...

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

The outdoor living scene at Echelon at K Station Apartments

Echelon at K Station

The outdoor living scene starts just outside the fitness center at Echelon at K Station, a luxury apartment high-rise in the Fulton River District. The fitness center opens to a large, landscaped, south-facing pool deck with sunny and shaded seating areas, cabanas, skyline views and a fire pit. Neighborhood street fairs are held nearby nearly ...

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Posted by sponsored post on June 16, 2014
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Some profit, some lose at 565 Quincy

565 Quincy

When 565 Quincy slashed prices early in 2010 it was one of the last projects to join the price cutting that was prevalent in the condo market at the time. Last September we noted that three units purchased after the price cuts were on the market and looking to sell at a profit. Two of ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on June 10, 2014
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Pre-leasing underway for The Madison at Racine

1212 W Madison

The Madison at Racine, a 9-story, 216-unit apartment project under construction in the West Loop, has opened a temporary leasing center at 1108 W Madison and is slating first occupancies for September. Convertibles at The Madison will rent from $1,694, one-bedrooms from $1,875 and two-bedroom, two-bath apartments from $2,935. The Madison is following a recent ...

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

Echelon at K Station combines luxury and location

Echelon at K Station

The dictionary definition of luxury is a condition or situation of great comfort and ease – exactly the situation you’ll find at Echelon at K Station. Echelon’s location embodies ease. The city’s best Jewel-Osco, a bank and service establishments, and DIVVY bikes are across the street. A park and dog park are next door. There ...

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Posted by sponsored post on May 22, 2014
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West Loop infill apartments, a construction update

20-22 N Aberdeen

The major apartment developments underway in the West Loop have been garnering much of the attention, but the neighborhood is also seeing a number of smaller infill projects. Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group has rented 41 of the 48 apartments at 20-22 N Aberdeen (pictured above) for July 1st occupancy. All of the 1-bedrooms have ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on May 14, 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
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This week’s new West Loop apartment proposal

Aerial view of Halsted / Lake

It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development. Two weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to build 131 apartments on a site currently occupied by Carmichael’s Steak House. Last week the Chicago Architecture Blog revealed plans ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 28, 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

An updated look at CA3 and CA on Adams in the West Loop

CA3

We’ve recently written quite a bit about new apartment developments in the West Loop, but new infill condo projects have also been in the works and selling quickly. We shot this photo of Belgravia Group’s CA3 last week. It was sold out pre-construction, and the following update on the development comes from FitzGerald Associates, the ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 17, 2014
ChicagoDowntown / Loop

Watch and weigh in on West Loop development from K2 apartments

1K Fulton

It’s been nearly 15 years since Chicago’s most recent plan was adopted for the Near West Side’s Fulton Randolph Market District. The area has changed dramatically since then and is poised for more substantial change in the near future. Sterling Bay‘s 1K Fulton development has attracted Google as a major tenant. Sterling Bay just won ...

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Posted by sponsored post on March 17, 2014
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A West Loop apartment progress report

Catalyst, Chicago

Late in December we made the rounds of the new apartment projects underway in the West Loop. On Monday we took an updated look at some of them, from ground-level and from a penthouse at K2 Apartments in the Fulton River District. December’s images are on the left, Monday’s on the right. Click any of ...

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

New apartments proposed to replace Carmichael’s Steak House

Carmichael's

Last week Michigan Avenue Real Estate Group sent notices to property owners neighboring Carmichael’s Steak House in the West Loop that it planned to seek zoning variances enabling it to build two 4-story apartment buildings with a total of 131 units. The restaurant will be demolished as part of the plan, which contemplates building on ...

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Posted by Joe Zekas on March 12, 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