Tag: West Loop

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Inside the completed Adams Sangamon Park

Inside the completed Adams Sangamon Park

As promised, here's new video from inside the newly completed and opened Adams Sangamon Park in the West Loop. Alderman Bob Fioretti and several Wes ...
Adams Sangamon Park is open

Adams Sangamon Park is open

A lot of people have found YoChicago in the past two months through searches for Adams Sangamon Park. Traffic to my peek inside the park has picked ...
Inside a remodeled two-bedroom at the Park Alexandria in the West Loop

Inside a remodeled two-bedroom at the Park Alexandria in the West Loop

Earlier this summer Ted Guarnero and I visited the Park Alexandria at 125 S Jefferson Ave in the West Loop, where Ted is marketing unit #2004, a rem ...

"A jungle of crumbling tenements"

It is a jungle of crumbling tenements, twisted shacks and filthy alleys. It is an open jail for men who are guilty of no greater crime than being poo ...

Sales update – 565 Quincy in the West Loop

When we last checked in with 565 Quincy, about a month ago, the Belgravia Group development had sold approximately 100 units after dropping prices ear ...
Two levels of loft living at Metropolitan Place

Two levels of loft living at Metropolitan Place

Last month Ted Guarnero, our Chicago Loft Guide, took me through a duplex loft inside Metropolitan Place, 130 S Canal St, that he had recently liste ...
Putting the "park" in Park Alexandria

Putting the "park" in Park Alexandria

With a couple of lightly rolling hills, a full green lawn, and a dog park bigger than some buildings' entire common outdoor area, the sundeck at Par ...
Early 2010 discounts lead to more than 100 new sales at 565 Quincy

Early 2010 discounts lead to more than 100 new sales at 565 Quincy

Since cutting prices on all available condos and lofts in the first weeks of the new year, 565 Quincy has seen approximately 100 units go under contra ...
Then and now: Washington Boulevard Lofts

Then and now: Washington Boulevard Lofts

Our file on Washington Boulevard Lofts, 817 W Washington Blvd in the West Loop, is limited to one color pamphlet and a price sheet dating back to spri ...
West Loop lofts: On the sundeck of Metropolitan Place with Ted Guarnero

West Loop lofts: On the sundeck of Metropolitan Place with Ted Guarnero

This morning I'm meeting Ted Guarnero of Baird & Warner for another whirlwind tour through some of the most popular loft buildings in the West Loop. ...
A peek inside Adams Sangamon Park

A peek inside Adams Sangamon Park

As promised, here's some video from my recent visit to Adams Sangamon Park, still under construction at the corner of Adams and Sangamon streets in ...
Adams Sangamon Park on the rise in the West Loop

Adams Sangamon Park on the rise in the West Loop

Chicagoans love their public parks, and the Park District is about to give them another one to enjoy. Ted Guarnero, our Chicago Loft Guide, recommen ...
Trio rentals surface on the MLS

Trio rentals surface on the MLS

"Any news on these rentals lately?" reader Meghan asked this week. "Seems things have been pretty quiet around here." Meghan was talking about the Tr ...
Downtown condo sales: who was busy in the first quarter of 2010?

Downtown condo sales: who was busy in the first quarter of 2010?

More than 55 percent of downtown Chicago's new condo and townhome developments reported an increase in the number of units sold from the fourth quar ...
Shining a light on the "shadow budget": Chicago Reader talks about TIF

Shining a light on the "shadow budget": Chicago Reader talks about TIF

In this week's Chicago Reader, Mick Dumke and Ben Joravsky try to unravel the mysteries of the city's TIF funds. Dumke and Sam Adams posted a compani ...
Green spaces in the heart of Loft Land

Green spaces in the heart of Loft Land

Residents of the many loft buildings in the near West Loop don't lack for green space in their high-density surroundings. On the east side of Despla ...
New fountain springs up at Emerald

New fountain springs up at Emerald

As a reminder that new-construction developments remain new-construction developments well after buyers start moving in, John Robert Wiltgen Design ...
A loft of many nooks at Haberdasher Square

A loft of many nooks at Haberdasher Square

This one-bedroom loft at Haberdasher Square, 728 W Jackson Blvd, plays much larger than its 1,300 square feet because of the variety of spaces it ho ...
Pizza, Red Bull, and last-minute purchases at 565 Quincy's late-night "tax dashes"

Pizza, Red Bull, and last-minute purchases at 565 Quincy's late-night "tax dashes"

Sometimes there are rewards for procrastinating...rewards like pizza and energy drinks. I'm not talking finals week -- I'm talking tax credits. Bel ...
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