Over the holidays, we wrote about the starter units available at Columbia Gardens at 1615 W. Columbia Ave in Rogers Park – and last weekend we visited its neighbor, a courtyard rehab (dubbed Columbia Parc) from the same builder.
Firebird Development Corp has acquired and rehabbed all the courtyard buildings along this short stretch of Columbia Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue, and the result is something of a micro-community in Rogers Park.
We toured the model at Columbia Parc, which sits just across the street at 1618 – 1624 W. Columbia. A listing agent from Baird & Warner confirmed that the 28-unit courtyard building has just five units left.
They’re all two-bedroom condos; one garden unit starts at $169,900 (a recent price drop) and the other four homes start in the $210s.
At both Columbia Parc and Columbia Gardens, Firebird has been pushing the city’s mortgage program to attract first-time buyers. Baird & Warner’s Trevor Engelhardt (who dropped by on very short notice to tour Columbia Gardens with us last weekend) says he’s noticed buyers coming from Edgewater and Lake View in search of slightly more competitive prices.