Posts tagged "New construction"

Two new downtown Chicago apartment towers pass a milestone

A building’s “topping out,” i.e. completion of the top floor of its structural skeleton, is a major milestone. The Coast (center left, above) and 500 North Lake Shore Drive (center right, above) have both reached their full height and are proceeding toward planned occupancy next spring. If all goes according to plan the 49-story, 499-unit... Read more »

New North Center condos selling pre-construction

Fifteen new condos are under construction at 4036 – 4046 N Western Ave in the North Center neighborhood. Noah Properties, one of Chicago’s hottest-selling developers, is building 5 3-bedroom, 2 ½ bath duplex units and 10 2-bedroom, 2-bath single-floor units on the site, with occupancy slated for late January. Duplex units are priced at $339,900... Read more »

Ashland Catalina is waiting for you – still

The name Catalina resonates with people of a certain age, summoning memories of the Four Preps and the “island of romance.” People of that age, however, were unlikely to be the target demographic for The Catalina, a 12-unit condo development at 2524 – 2530 N Ashland Ave in Lincoln Park. We first wrote about the... Read more »

Buy 127 West Town lots at $13K apiece

Chicago Real Estate Daily reports that 4.67 acres of vacant land is available at Metro Place, a failed development on the Near West Side. The asking price is $1.65 million, and current zoning allows for development of an additional 127 homes. According to Crain’s: A venture led by Mr. McLean, president and CEO of Chicago-based... Read more »

$1.3 million price cut on new West Rogers Park home

Five years ago yesterday we posted a roundup of selected new construction projects. One of the developments was a single-family home at 3118 W Wallen priced “from $2.6 million.” The home was in a block of vacant land marketed as the Estates of Regent Park, most of which went through foreclosure and became bank-owned. The... Read more »

From condo to rental to vacant land in the West Loop

Five years ago yesterday we picked up on a Crain’s report that Winthrop Properties had decided to build a 23-story rental apartment building rather than the 325 condos it had planned for a site at 1035 W Van Buren in the West Loop. Winthrop acquired the property for $8.2 million in March of 2006. Bank... Read more »

A video tour of the under-construction K2 apartments

K2 at K Station is a 496-unit 34-story apartment tower that’s under construction in Chicago’s Fulton River District. McHugh Construction Project Engineer Owen Smith showed me around the site yesterday, starting at ground level and ending on the 13th floor, which is partially complete. From the 9th floor on we climbed construction ladders. We stopped... Read more »

Streeterville apartment construction update

Two new apartment towers are currently underway in Streeterville, both targeting delivery next year. The 500-unit apartment tower under construction at 500 N Lake Shore Dr in Streeterville is more than halfway toward its 45-story height. In the picture above the building is framed by the RiverView Condominiums, 415 and 445 E North Water St.... Read more »

Target and Mariano's opening soon in the West Loop

Two major retail developments that are likely to have a positive impact on the West Loop are well underway. Target broke ground at Jackson and Aberdeen last September, at which time it was slated for completion in July of this year. Mariano’s Fresh Market on Halsted, pictured above, will be opening in what one observer... Read more »

A look at Lucien Lagrange buildings, built and unbuilt

In the above video Lissa Weinstein takes you on a walking tour of six buildings designed by architect Lucien Lagrange: The Park Hyatt, 840 N Lake Shore Dr, The Elysian, 65 East Goethe, 2520 Lincoln Park West and the Ritz-Carlton condos. Lagrange has designed in a variety of styles, but these buildings all showcase a... Read more »