October 2016

There are 6 blog entries for October 2016.

If you’ve called downtown Chicago home for any significant amount of time, there’s a good chance we can all agree that the city’s currently configured public transit system is sufficient, but far from great. And while proposals have certainly come and gone that could potentially enhance our daily commutes, details relating to another have just recently been proposed, which could be the best to date.

According to reports, The Chicago Central Area Committee has unveiled its plan to finally bring the long-discussed ‘Chicago Connector’ line to life, which would run about 14 miles and no doubt ease the widespread congestion of downtown, while more importantly, also better connect Chicago’s South Side and new Obama Presidential Center with viable downtown

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Fulton Market Commercial Real EstateCommercial development is downright insane in and around Fulton Market right now, and one local developer has clearly taken notice. As first reported by Curbed, McCaffery Interests has recently updated a marketing plan for a prime location at 1201 W. Lake Street, taking a rather simple and conservative rendering and transforming it into a proposal that’s considerable more chic, stylish, modern, and what some might say a little more tech-centric.  

The exterior of the newly proposed commercial development at 1201 W. Lake will also go from having 89,000 square feet of space to 132,000 square feet, which will also include 16,000 square feet of retail space and even interior parking for 42 vehicles.  

Should the project eventually become a reality, the

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Whether you’re a Cubs fan or not, there’s always something special about witnessing history, and that’s exactly what many of us got to see Saturday night when the team long-dubbed the “lovable losers” finally won the pennant and advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945. 

Early reports had over 300,000 people celebrating in the streets of Wrigleyville on Saturday night, and you can bet there will be even more Cubs fans making their way to the neighborhood next weekend as Wrigley Field will host as many as three World Series games on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. 

For most Cubs fans, it’s an accomplishment that’s hard to put into words—mainly because so many of us have never seen our local baseball heroes even reach the World

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In case you haven’t heard, luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler recently released their annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which placed Chicago 2nd in the rankings for the “Best Large Cities to Visit” in 2016. 

According to the release, Chicago’s diverse restaurant scene continues to outdo almost every city in the country, while the spectacular architecture, amazing improv comedy venues, and constant efforts by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to boost tourism in the Windy City all help combine to make Chicago a world-class city that’s fun for just about anybody to visit. 

In all, 100,000 Condé Nast readers took part in the survey, which placed New York City at the top of the list, and San Francisco a close third behind Chicago. Along with the recognition,

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There’s certainly going to be a lot action around Chicago’s Wrigleyville neighborhood over the next couple weeks, or at least we hope so, and if you plan on making your way over to the ballpark at some point, why not make the most of your trip?  

Much of the Lakeview area, and around Wrigleyville specifically, features a plethora of upscale single-family homes that are among some of the most impressive residences the Chicago real estate market has to offer.  

And given tomorrow’s game happens to be on a Saturday night, that leaves you plenty of time in the afternoon to check out some of the hottest homes Wrigleyville has to offer.  

So if you’re in the market for a luxury home that’s just steps from the famed Wrigley Field, start your search by

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The West Loop development boom continues as reports have now surfaced about developers proposing two new condo buildings near the recently demolished Harpo Studios. 

According to a recent post from DNAInfo, Peerless Real Estate Investments is hoping to bring two separate residential projects to 19-27 N. May Street and 1111 W. Washington Boulevard, which are two locations that are essentially right in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood

Although plans are just now being presented to the community, the buildings would each stretch 9 stories high and each include 28 individual condo units if approved. In addition, developers are also planning for each unit to include between three and four bedrooms, with fairly large terraces connected to

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