Tag: West side

Are townhomes at Galewood Crossings now bargain-priced?

The Enclave at Galewood Crossings is the 15-acre residential portion of a 50-acre mixed-use development on a former railroad site in Austin. The site is nearly a mile east of the Galewood neighborhood. A 4-bedroom, 3-bath townhome in the development is currently for sale for $116,000. It was purchased for $316,500 in July of 2008.... Read more »

Austin tenants threaten rent strike

CBS Channel 2 reported on Friday that tenants of a foreclosed building in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood are “fed up and threatening a rent strike.” The tenants of the 32-unit building, located at Laramie and West End avenues, say the building’s furnace was ripped out and stolen, and say the building’s receiver has not replaced it.... Read more »

Video tours of three new construction homes near Smith Park

Three new single-family homes are nearing completion a short distance from each other and from Smith Park, and you can see all three in video walkthroughs with Izabela Sloma of Sergio & Banks. The home in the above video, 658 N Oakley Ave, is a 4-bedroom, 3 ½ bath on a corner lot. The builder... Read more »

Revitalizing Madison Street, East Garfield Park and the Near West Side

Five years ago, the unveiling of a plan for the revitalization of Madison Street, from Central Park (3600 W) in East Garfield Park to Damen Ave (2000 W) on the Near West Side, generated a lot of buzz and a sense of renewed hope in the community. The plan was part of LISC Chicago’s New... Read more »

An optimist in "sophisticated, diverse" North Lawndale

The Tribune’s Dawn Turner Trice recently visited North Lawndale with Marcus Betts, a resident who’s optimistic about the neighborhood’s future. According to Betts: People drive through and see the vacant lots, the boarded-up buildings or hear about the crime, and I just don’t think communities like Lawndale get enough credit for being as sophisticated or... Read more »