Avondale is just outside the orbit of hot neighborhoods like Lake View, Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square, and as a result new homes tend to be a bit more affordable. These days there are plenty of projects to choose from, especially along Belmont Avenue, where the building boom that started in Lake View has moved steadily west. We sent our intrepid intern, Lou Barreiro, on a trek along Belmont in Avondale, from the river to just east of Sacramento Avenue. He turned up five developments and one vacant lot that looks like something is cooking:
North River Court, 2700 W Belmont Ave: 46 condos with two or three (plus) bedrooms and two baths, from the $280s to the $470s
Lot at Belmont and Washtenaw avenues
Belmont Row, 2734 W Belmont Ave: 20 condos with two or three bedrooms and 2.5 baths, from the $290s to the $380s. MC Developers, the company behind the project, is advertising a $30,000 price reduction.
2908 W Belmont Ave: at this stage, this appears to be one of those mystery developments we run across from time to time. Lou looked around the building without finding any signs from a developer or agent, nor did could he find a building permit.
2946 W Belmont Ave: Three condos with three bedrooms and two baths. The listing, from Haderlein & Co, Realtors, says one unit is still available, priced at $375,000.
2958 W Belmont Ave: Three apartments with three bedrooms, two baths and 1,700 square feet.