Chicago Real Estate News & Neighborhood Notes

A number of major developments aim to change Chicago's landscape, but these 3 are the ones that standout to us most.

The 78

One of the massive developments currently in the works is The 78. Found between Chinatown and South Loop, the project aims to bring with it a number of high-rises, housing thousands of residential units. Before any construction begins, though, The 78 requires new infrastructure improvements in the area, including a Riverwalk, new streets, a realignment of the current Metra tracks and a new Red Line station.

Lincoln Yards

At 55-acres, the multi-billion-dollar Lincoln Yards brings with it thousands of new residential units and parkland to the area. The site sits between Bucktown and Lincoln Park, with plans for transforming

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With the added enjoyment of stunning park, lake and city views, NEMA certainly delivers on luxury. This brand new building is home to hundreds of new apartment homes, including everything from a lower-level studio to a sweeping four-bedroom design.

The building also offers a massive amount of amenity space, ranging from the indoor/outdoor swimming pool to a golf simulator, boxing gym and even a basketball court. The rentals of NEMA are, of course, equally as impressive.

Right now on the MLS you’ll find rentals including a cozy studio with nearly 500 square feet of living space. The unit comes with garage parking, priced at under $1,800 per month. Other options include one of the larger one-bedroom units, or even a two-bedroom, two-bath unit with up to

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South Loop development is booming right now, and in case you haven't noticed, here's a closer look at 3 of the neighborhood's newest jaw-dropping additions..

NEMA

Right on Grant Park, NEMA serves up 76-stories of luxury overlooking Chicago. As the tallest residential rental building in the city, the new NEMA tower provides everything from studios to four-bedroom rentals, complimented by such unique amenities as a golf simulator, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a boxing gym.

1000M

Another luxury option sits right on Michigan Avenue. The sophisticated 1000M enjoys everything from a cozy one-bedroom floor plan to a sweeping penthouse unit. The new building also provides for a sun deck and outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a library and a Sky

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Looking for a sweet new condo rental or apartment near downtown's Chicago Avenue Red Line station? We have a few buildings in mind that may be the perfect place to begin your search.

111 E. Chestnut

With a swimming pool, party room, fitness center and more, the sophisticated rentals of 111 E. Chestnut have plenty to offer new residents. Just steps away from some of Chicago’s most vibrant shops, restaurants and attractions, the building also sits within an easy walk of the Chicago Avenue Red Line Station.

2 E. Erie

Another option close to the Red Line is found at 2 E Erie. The building’s convenient location is just part of its appeal. Residents also enjoy use of a fitness center, party room and a sundeck, with some one- and two-bedroom rentals

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It’s only been open a few months, but already Young American is creating quite a stir in Logan Square. This hip new progressive bar and restaurant recently opened its doors along Kedzie Avenue, but it’s far from ordinary.

If you want something truly unique, go for one of the bar’s CBD-infused cocktails. Customers can also choose to have CBD powder added into one of the bar’s spirt-free drinks. There’s even a drink on the menu called “Fort Nite”, but it has nothing to do with the popular video game.

Unlike the set-up in traditional bars and restaurants, at Young American it’s common for kitchen workers and servers to occasionally switch roles, then divvy up the tips at the end of the night. The location also includes space for a DJ and to dance.

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If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try in River North, we found two great places that are definitely worth checking out.

Parlor River North

Parlor Pizza Bar recently opened its third Chicago location in the River North neighborhood. Like its other two locations, the new Parlor serves up an industrial vibe, while dishing up a variety of pies, local craft beers and cocktails.

The location also has two exclusive River North additions to the menu, including a pizza and a dessert. Parlor Pizza Bar River North is open every day of the week for lunch and dinner.

Wahlburgers

Just last month Wahlburgers opened its very first Chicago location. If the name looks familiar, that’s because it’s connected to Mark Wahlberg and his family. The chain

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From its convenient address to its added extras, 1400 W Monroe is hard to top. In fact, we’ve found three things you’re sure to love about living in this West Loop building.

To begin with, the location is top notch. Just adjacent to a dog park, the building also enjoys a convenient location that’s close to area restaurants, bars, and even Chicago’s new McDonald’s headquarters. This puts everything you need and want in the area easily within reach.

The available layouts are equally impressive. The property features a spacious collection of two- and three-bedroom units, with thoughtfully designed homes and large floorplans sure to appeal to the needs of today’s most discriminating buyers.

Not to be outdone, the finishes of 1400 W Monroe are equally noteworthy.

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Chicago-based Habitat is planning a new 343-unit apartment tower for a prime Fulton River District location that they say is the perfect position between the Loop and Chicago’s ultra-trendy West Loop.

Right now, the site is occupied by an existing warehouse structure that was previously owned by Cassidy Tire & Service, but that would be torn down to make way for the new 33-story high-rise.

Developers say job growth in the area is the primary driving force behind the project, not to mention the addition of two newer office towers to the surrounding neighborhood, including the planned 60-story Salesforce building.

In addition, Habitat’s new apartment development will also provide a close proximity to a number of new office and hotel projects in

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No 9 WaltonIf you’re hoping to get in on one of Chicago’s most prestigious new buildings, time is running out. Only one new construction unit is still available at 9 W. Walton, but this condo is spectacular.

The full-floor unit offers more than 7,000 square feet of living space with the upscale advantage of 360-degreee views overlooking the lake and the city. The property also comes with a massive heated terrace, ideal for sophisticated living and for entertaining.

This stylish space is ready for a buyer right now, and the finishing touches are sure to put it over the top. The space is pre-wired for home automation, plus includes all electric and plumbing work, hardware, doors, cabinetry and more.

The unit also offers up several unique design features from Tom

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Looking for a classic urban loft in Downtown Chicago this spring? We know just where you should begin your search...

711 S. Dearborn

With open floor plans and impressive additions, the uniquely designed 711 S Dearborn allows for exposed brick and timber lofts in Downtown Chicago. Buyers can expect to find plenty of charming attributes, including a location that’s steps away from dining and public transportation.

360 W. Illinois

Also called the Sexton Lofts, 360 W Illinois enjoys timber lofts with a location close to shops, galleries and dining. This River North building provides its residents access to a rooftop deck, fitness center and a doorman.

312 N. May

New buyers can expect to find high ceilings and hardwood floors with the timber

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