What's going down in Uptown?

Montrose and Broadway, June 4, 2009

I took a cruise through Uptown Thursday to check out progress at the Wilson Yard development and see if any new homes have popped up since the last time Yo was up there.

Driving through Uptown by car, you see how it’s one of the more diverse neighborhoods in the city. One block could be Vietnamese families, the next could be filled with African immigrants, and the next could be lined with the homes of young white professionals. It’s a neighborhood that, despite its distance north of the Loop, retains a downtown urban vibe with its lakeside high-rises and bustling traffic.

Construction of Wilson Yard at Montrose and Broadway is making progress despite continued neighborhood resistance. If you take a look at the picture above and the two immediately below, you’ll see that the framework on the residential buildings is nearing completion, but the northern section of the development, which is where the proposed Target will be, still has a ways to go.

Montrose and Broadway, June 4, 2009 Montrose and Broadway, June 4, 2009

I also stumbled across a handful of other new developments that currently have units on the market. They are:

The Sheridan Grande at 4848 N Sheridan Rd has one unit listed on the MLS; a one-bedroom / 1.5 bath that spans 1,100 square feet and is listed in the $190s. The eight-story, 70-unit development is being marketed by @properties.

1059 W Foster Ave, June 4, 2009

When we last posted on the the rehab at 1059 W Foster Ave (above) in October 2006, one commenter said, “There is not enough granite and stainless steel on the planet to make this place nice.” Not much has changed since then. It looks like back in the ’70s or ’80s somebody filled in the building’s original windows with brick that doesn’t at all match the structure’s original brick, then installed tiny horizontal windows that are half the size they could be. Some folks must see potential in this rehab, though, as there are only four units listed; a one-bedroom listed in the $170s and three two-bedrooms listed between the $240s to $260s. Rubloff’s Mario Greco Group is marketing the property, and despite its less-than-stellar exterior, the interiors look fairly sharp.

1246 W Winnemac, June 4, 2009

1246 W Winnemac Ave (above) has two 2,000 square-foot units listed; a three-bedroom / two-bath ground unit in the $390s and a three-bedroom / two-bath penthouse unit in the $490s. The extra-wide four-unit building is being marketed by Rubloff.

There are four units left at 4860 N Clark St, which is being marketed by Jameson Real Estate; two three-bedroom / two-baths listed from the $390s to $450s and two two-bedroom / two-bath units from the $370s to the $410s. Jameson is also handling the Chase Park Commons just down the street at 4747 N Clark St. According to Jameson’s site, the development has two three-bedroom / two-bath units left priced from the $390s to $430s.

I also spotted The Provenance, which at 5230 N Kenmore, is technically in Edgewater. But I figure it’s worth a mention that this development currently has seven units still on the market ranging from one to three bedrooms and varying in price from the $220s to $460s.

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