Tag: West Loop

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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 ...
Wiltgen's big "thank-you" to The Donald

Wiltgen's big "thank-you" to The Donald

"Thank God The Donald decided to put that building up just two blocks from my office," John Robert Wiltgen said as he showed off his West Loop loft ...
The Taxman cometh to the West Loop

The Taxman cometh to the West Loop

Last fall F&F Realty of Skokie proposed a a new 514-unit apartment building and 10,000 square feet of retail space for the site of the Crowne Plaza ...
At home with John Robert Wiltgen

At home with John Robert Wiltgen

Joe Zekas became a fan of John Robert Wiltgen's work the very first time he toured a Wiltgen-designed model home. So when Ted Guarnero suggested the ...
The West Loop's 1000 West Washington lofts – an introduction after the fact

The West Loop's 1000 West Washington lofts – an introduction after the fact

All right, we jumped the gun a little by showing off one of 1000 West Washington's showcase homes -- a 4,000 square-foot triplex loft -- before givi ...
The two-bedroom / two-bath tango: five new downtown condos

The two-bedroom / two-bath tango: five new downtown condos

Ready for a little floor plan porn this morning? Here are five new two-bedroom / two-bath condos still for sale at some of downtown Chicago's newer h ...
West Loop loft tour – a 4,000 square-foot triplex

West Loop loft tour – a 4,000 square-foot triplex

Remember when lofts were all about large, open spaces and soaring ceilings? This 4,000 square foot loft at 1000 West Washington, in the West Loop, ...
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