The same red banners that were hanging outside Belmont Lofts two years ago are still there today. In 2006, Metropolitan Development converted the building at 4131 W Belmont Ave, which was formerly owned by DeVry University, into 54 one- and two-bedroom lofts. Its Web site is still active, and according to Susan Kipley of Rubloff, two lofts are still available.
The first, a 1,002 square-foot one-bedroom / one-bath with a den is priced in the $230s, and the other, a 1,167 square-foot two-bedroom / two-bath is priced in the $260s. The price per square foot of those two homes is $227 and $233, which is comparable to the range of $199 to $274 per square foot for the remaining lofts at the nearby Shoemaker Lofts, located just a block to the east.
According to Kipley, each of the lofts comes with outdoor parking, and the building features a fitness room and a conference room. The Web site shows a few out-of-focus photos of what looks like a furnished model. I’m not sure why they chose to go with that effect, but I get dizzy if I look at them for more than a few seconds.
• Belmont Lofts adds to West Belmont streetscape (Oct. 25, 2006)