Five years ago, when parts of Woodlawn appeared to be on an uptick, our then-editor Joe Askins shot a number of videos in Woodlawn at several phases of a project called the Renaissance on Kimbark.
In July of 2009 Joe and I walked the 6500 block of S Kimbark, a block that appeared to be about 2/3 vacant land. We paused for a look at a project that was stalled out, and stopped at 6531 S Kimbark, one of the Renaissance on Kimbark buildings which still had units for sale. We then drove past the 6613-6615 Renaissance on Kimbark building that won a 2009 Good Neighbor Award (pdf) from the Chicago Association of Realtors.
Unit 4 at 6615 S Kimbark is the first of the 8 units in the building to hit the resale market. The 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo was purchased for $260,000 in August of 2008 and went into foreclosure in November of 2011. It’s been on the market for just over 2 months now, and the asking price is $154,900.