Tag: West Southwest

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Happy holidays from YoChicago

Happy holidays from YoChicago

Christmas is our hook for being mindful of all of the holidays that Chicagoans celebrate at this time of year. We wish you, before and after the f ...
A hydroponic greenhouse for East Garfield Park

A hydroponic greenhouse for East Garfield Park

Real estate developers never lack for imagination, or the restless energy and skills necessary to translate dreams into physical reality. LG De ...
Yet another new way of living on Chicago Avenue

Yet another new way of living on Chicago Avenue

The 8-unit condo under construction at 2424 W Chicago Ave promises "a new way of living" and "luxury redefined." A Google search on "a new way ...
McKinley Gardens II is back from the deadpool

McKinley Gardens II is back from the deadpool

When we last looked in on McKinley Gardens II on what we called a magical misery tour of near southwest developments, the project had been stalled ...
Will the South and West sides take Chicago down?

Will the South and West sides take Chicago down?

Five years ago we were writing about some of the larger projects that promised to inject new life into parts of Chicago's South Side. In the inter ...
Scenes from an East Garfield Park drive-by

Scenes from an East Garfield Park drive-by

Over the years I've traveled down nearly every block in the City of Chicago, and stopped on many of them to chat with residents, take pictures of ...
Racial discrimination at Galewood Crossings?

Racial discrimination at Galewood Crossings?

The Tribune recently wrote about a lawsuit brought by the CHA against board members of the master association at the Enclaves of Galewood Crossing ...
Neighborhood Treasure, West Humboldt Park

Neighborhood Treasure, West Humboldt Park

Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago is "a nonprofit neighborhood revitalization organization committed to helping homeowners and strengthenin ...
Is Austin Chicago’s ugly stepchild?

Is Austin Chicago’s ugly stepchild?

Austin has the largest population of Chicago's 77 Community Areas, and suffered the largest population drop of the 77 between 2000 and 2010. Th ...
Affordable loft apartments planned for South Lawndale

Affordable loft apartments planned for South Lawndale

Storkline Furniture was once one of the nation's largest manufacturers of infant and child furniture, but its sprawling factory at the bleak weste ...
Columbus Park, an idealized prairie in Austin

Columbus Park, an idealized prairie in Austin

The Austin neighborhood on Chicago's West Side is home to one of the city's most beautiful parks. Columbus Park was conceived 100 years ago, a ...
A story of raw courage in West Garfield Park

A story of raw courage in West Garfield Park

If you haven't seen it already, you should watch the inspiring story of David Muhammed, above, and the appalling videos that he's posted to his Yo ...
An updated look at Vittum Park

An updated look at Vittum Park

The Vittum Park neighborhood spans the area from Cicero Ave (4800 W) to Laramie Ave (5200 W), from Archer Ave north to 47th St. The neighborho ...
Curiously-priced new construction in Garfield Ridge

Curiously-priced new construction in Garfield Ridge

The demographics of Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood have been changing rapidly. From 2000 to 2010 Garfield Ridge lost nearly 20% of its Whit ...
A one-of-a-kind contemporary home on Smith Park

A one-of-a-kind contemporary home on Smith Park

The 4,000 square foot, 4-5 bedroom, 3 ½ bath home at 2550 W Huron St faces south on Smith Park. The sprawling first floor is open from front t ...
Prices go off the rails at Austin’s Galewood Crossings

Prices go off the rails at Austin’s Galewood Crossings

It's been nearly six years since we first looked in at The Enclave at Galewood Crossings, the 15-acre residential portion of a 50-acre mixed-use d ...
The outdoor art scene in Lawndale

The outdoor art scene in Lawndale

Yesterday's travels found me shooting video at a rental high-rise in the South Loop, viewing lofts in University Village, and checking out the out ...
A scene from the deadpool – Ogden Courts in Lawndale

A scene from the deadpool – Ogden Courts in Lawndale

It isn't often that you'll find a quote from the King James Version of the Bible on a real estate development sign. Almost every real estate agent ...
Some questions about Humboldt Heights

Some questions about Humboldt Heights

There's a part of Bridgeport east of Halsted that some of the locals mockingly refer to as Bridgeport Heights in light of the area's supersized ho ...
High hopes and hapless homes in East Garfield Park

High hopes and hapless homes in East Garfield Park

Four years ago Yo was being told that sales had been "incredible" and prices were "fantastic" at Heritage Homes of West Village on the "new revita ...
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