January 2019

Found 4 blog entries for January 2019.

If you're looking for lots of living space during your new apartment search, several buildings right in the heart of Downtown Chicago offer some impressive 3-bedroom units right now. We explore a few below...

The Fordham

Found at 25 E Superior, The Fordham offers up rentals just steps away from the excitement of the Magnificent Mile. Current options range from a three-bedroom with 1,800 square feet for around $6,200 per month, to a full floor penthouse unit with three-bedrooms, two terraces and nearly 6,500 square feet of living space, renting for $35,000.

737 W. Washington

For high-rise living in the West Loop consider a rental at 737 W Washington. The Skybridge Lofts offer access to a rooftop deck, fitness center and a dog run. Currently,

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It’s now easier than ever to stay connected when you’re traveling through the City of Chicago. Downtown’s Clark and Lake Station recently added free Wi-Fi availability, and it’s also expanding to include the Jackson, Monroe and Washington Blue Line stations.

The mayor and officials with the CTA claim the newly expanded service is fast enough for commuters to download media as you travel. The new Wi-Fi expansion came about due to an upgrade made about three years ago. 

Back in 2015, the CTA introduced 4G wireless service as part of a more than $32 million deal that was funded by wireless providers. At the time, Chicago was the largest city in this part of the world to have full 4G service throughout the city’s entire subway system.

4G service

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New Chinatown DevelopmentDevelopers have their eye on sites in Chinatown and Pilsen that could mean bringing new life to the area. In one case, a developer aims to turn a vacant old warehouse into a new 200-room hotel and commercial space at the corner of Grove Street and Cermak Road. 

Dubbed Hoyt Square, that plan also involves constructing a nearby parking lot and riverwalk. The old building has stood mostly vacant for about ten years, with past proposals and concepts for the site never taking off. Currently only two hotels exist in Chinatown.

Just a couple of blocks away, yet another plan involves constructing a complex of six buildings in East Pilsen. The opportunity includes using mostly vacant land in the area, and transforming it into five buildings filled with more

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A proposed multi-million dollar development just got a major nod from the Chicago Plan Commission, putting it closer to reality. The idea is to transform more than 50-acres along the Chicago River’s North Branch into a massive new development.

Despite some concern from area residents, the commission gave its approval to Lincoln Yards, an ambitious $6 million plan to create a campus of skyscrapers on the North Side. In all, the plan calls for the inclusion of 6,000 new residential units.

The first phase of Lincoln Yards aims to bring new office buildings, parking and retail space to the area. The larger plan also calls for new infrastructure to support the massive complex, including new bridges over the Chicago River. 

The proposed development

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