Tag: Uptown

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Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

Grading Flats Chicago – Incomplete, Fail

As Flats Chicago cranks up its hype machine with an eye on the spring rental market, we'll try to provide an occasional reality check. Start with [...]
Flats Chicago – proceed with caution, renters

Flats Chicago – proceed with caution, renters

We've been following the progress – or lack thereof – on Flats Chicago buildings for some time. Our interest was initially piqued by what struck u [...]
Apartments in Buena Park, Ravenswood, Sheridan Park or just Uptown?

Apartments in Buena Park, Ravenswood, Sheridan Park or just Uptown?

Buena Park, just north of Lake View and west of Lincoln Park, is one of the more desirable parts of the Uptown community, so it's natural that an [...]
Media math not very sharp on Flats Chicago

Media math not very sharp on Flats Chicago

Nearly a year ago the Sun-Times' David Roeder reported that the seven buildings being branded as Flats Chicago totaled 1,200 units. Two days ago Cr [...]
Innovative rowhomes at Backyard Andersonville

Innovative rowhomes at Backyard Andersonville

Backyard Andersonville is unusual in a number of respects. The development's 23 rowhomes are on a large site that belies its Clark Street addr [...]
Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

Will flat-out hype fall flat at Flats Chicago?

In my experience, when hype runs far ahead of performance in real estate the performance more often than not falls flat. Will that prove to be the [...]
New condos and rowhomes, and Easter eggs at Chase Park

New condos and rowhomes, and Easter eggs at Chase Park

Chase Park is one of Chicago's great neighborhood parks. It has a full complement of physical facilities -- an outdoor pool, running track, tennis [...]
Snap-shot: Andersonville condo sales

Snap-shot: Andersonville condo sales

The Andersonville neighborhood will see its first major new construction condos since 2008 in the form of townhouses at 4832 N Clark. The attached [...]
Apartments slated for former Uptown hellhole

Apartments slated for former Uptown hellhole

Add yet another project to Chicago's rental apartment boom. Somerset Place, an Uptown hellhole that was shut down by the state three years ago, [...]
The Sheridan Park 6-flats, built to look like mansions

The Sheridan Park 6-flats, built to look like mansions

The 6-flat has long been one of Chicago's most popular housing types – so popular, in fact, that you can find very few in lakefront neighborhoods [...]
Twenty-three new rowhomes slated for Andersonville

Twenty-three new rowhomes slated for Andersonville

The past half-dozen years have seen almost no new construction of rowhomes in the Andersonville area, despite the neighborhood's increasing popula [...]
A bulk sale of units planned at Buena Park’s Polo Tower

A bulk sale of units planned at Buena Park’s Polo Tower

Polo Tower, 4180 N Marine Dr in the Buena Park section of Uptown, has a long history with YoChicago and its New Homes Magazine predecessor. We [...]
Affordable new condos a half block from popular Chase Park

Affordable new condos a half block from popular Chase Park

Chicago's grand parks may draw more attention, but they can't match the spirit of community and sense of ownership found in the city's popular nei [...]
Community meeting set for Maryville Academy site

Community meeting set for Maryville Academy site

Two weeks ago Uptown Update reported that JDL Development had signed an agreement to acquire the Maryville Academy site at Clarendon and Montrose [...]
New condos on Clark are priced to sell quickly

New condos on Clark are priced to sell quickly

CMK Realty is about to begin marketing 40 new 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den units at 4846 North Clark. The units have a loft-like [...]
Stale quote of the day – Uptown floodgates are opening

Stale quote of the day – Uptown floodgates are opening

Here's the lede to a TimeOut Chicago piece on 1325 W Wilson, an Uptown building that began its life as the the Norman Hotel in 1929, was rehabbed [...]
Updating an Uptown condo conversion face-off

Updating an Uptown condo conversion face-off

Five years ago today we wrote about two Uptown condo conversions directly across the street from each other at 927 and 928 W Eastwood. We noted t [...]
There’s real estate theory, and then there’s Uptown

There’s real estate theory, and then there’s Uptown

Five years ago we provided a sales update on 918-28 W Ainslie, a complete rehab of a vintage 38-unit courtyard in the Margate Park sub-neighborhoo [...]
Tracking MLS-listed north lakefront rentals

Tracking MLS-listed north lakefront rentals

Last week we quietly began keeping track of the available inventory of homes and condos listed for rent in six north lakefront ZIP Codes in the lo [...]
They called it our bum-of-the-month club

They called it our bum-of-the-month club

We published print real estate newspapers and magazines until three years ago. We folded our popular New Homes Magazine, the last of our print pub [...]
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