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A proposal to build a 39-story apartment building, replacing the Barnes & Noble bookstore, has been abruptly withdrawn. The architecture firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz, proposed the development which would have contained 368 rental units, a rooftop deck with pool, and 19,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.

A public meeting was held on April 11th in which neighbors voiced concerns that the structure was too tall, did not blend into neighborhood well, would block views and create parking complications. 

Brian Hopkins, 2nd Ward Alderman, appears to agree with these concerns and has officially nixed the project. Another proposal made by Newcastle, slated for the northwest corner of State and Division is currently under review.

Their proposal is for an

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Logan Square New Construction CondosLooking for new construction in one of Chicago's hottest neighborhoods right now? If so, these new condo developments are all worth a closer look...

2136 West Lyndale Street 

Get ahead of the competition with a new construction condo at 2136 West Lyndale Street. The property offers contemporary style points, including open living space and high ceilings. You’ll also find large front decks, spa-like baths and SmartHome technology included with the new condos of this building.

2913 West Lyndale Street

Additional luxury new condo options exist at 2913 West Lyndale. The contemporary property offers up the advantage of private decks and hardwood floors, along with plenty of high-end luxuries and a location that’s just a short distance away from

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City Club Apartments has presented an initial proposal to redevelop a vacant Lake View parcel at the corner of Lake Shore Drive and Waveland Avenue.  

The proposal, according to reports, calls for 2 structures; a 5-story, 66-foot residential-use tower at the south end of the site, and a 19-story, 206-foot mixed-use tower to the north. The lot is one of Chicago’s few undeveloped lakefront sites, as has been a subject of speculation for some time.

Tressa Feher, Alderman Cappleman’s chief of staff, stated that the project is still a work-in-progress and specific details like height, design, and total unit count, are subject to change. According to Feher, “There are still legal ingress and egress issues and other easements that need to be worked out,

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West Town is one of the hottest neighborhoods in town right now and new construction opportunities are moving quickly. But if you're planning to be in the market for a new construction condo in West Town later this year, here's a closer look at several boutique projects that won't disappoint... 

2721 W. Haddon Ave.

With only a half-dozen units to choose from, the stylish new condos of 2721 W Haddon Ave are certainly worth another look. The open floor plans are complimented by large floor to ceiling windows and quartz countertops, plus a location that’s just a stroll away from the park, the beach, walking trails and more. 

815 N. Paulina 

Just steps from everything you want in West Town, 815 N Paulina offers stylish condos, some of which come

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Uber is expanding in Chicago, this time gearing up for a move into a massive amount of rental space inside Chicago’s Old Post Office. The rideshare company reportedly signed a lease for 450,000 square feet of space in the building.

That makes it the building’s largest tenant by far. Until recently, Walgreens held the largest lease with 200,000 square feet of space.

Construction is slated to begin next spring on the new Uber offices. According to reports, the space will help accommodate thousands of Uber employees. Several months ago, Uber acknowledged it was looking for a larger space to consolidate its Uber Freight workers with employees from Uber Eats and Uber Ride.

While the company started with just 5,000 square feet five years ago, it quickly grew

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There are plenty of reasons to want to live in Chicago, but traffic may not be at the top of your list. A newly released study found Chicago drivers spend a whopping 73 hours a year stuck in traffic. 

That’s considerably higher than the national average of just 54 hours. The study comes from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. It recently released the findings as part of its 2019 Urban Mobility Report.

The report puts Chicago tenth in the nation in terms of the number of hours drivers waste commuting. Chicago took the number three spot in terms of the cumulative time spent in traffic.

All that time is also costing area drivers money. In Chicago alone, the study determined that’s about $1,300 per commuter. 

The study took a look at traffic

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The iconic Lake Point Tower condo building could be returning to rentals. About 30 years ago the tower changed from rentals to condos, and it appears the property may change back, and make history once again.

First constructed as rental apartments in the late 1960s, the property converted to condos in the late 1980s. At that time, it was the city’s largest conversion project. If the condos revert to apartments, it would again break records, this time marking the largest condo-to-apartment conversion project in Chicago history.

According to reports, some condo owners recently received letters inquiring about buying up units in the building and changing them to rentals. Current state law requires at least 75-percent of ownership to be in agreement in order

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If you’re hoping to live near Fulton Market District, 215 Aberdeen may just be the perfect building. Living in the Blue Moon Lofts makes it simple to visit any one of the many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues in the area.

It’s an easy walk to several grocery stores and specialty food shops. In addition, the building sits within a short walk of several gyms and not far from options in public transportation.

Starting at around 725 square feet of living space, some of the largest units in the building command more than 1,700 square feet of space. With your choice of one to three-bedrooms, the open units also provide for private balconies, a gas fireplace and the convenience of in-unit laundry.

New buyers can expect to find an appealing mix of the old

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Home to less than 20 private residences, the lavish 65 E. Goethe may be the premiere building to call home in Chicago’s Gold Coast. This exclusive building may not be one of the largest condo buildings in the neighborhood, but it certainly holds its own.

Featuring French-inspired architectural elements, the building is filled with luxuries. The sophisticated building may look like an elegant old building, but it actually only dates back to the early 2000s.

You’ll find plenty of luxurious additions to the private homes, including crown molding, hardwoods, granite countertops and large kitchen islands. You’ll also find private balconies and large master suites with plenty of closet and storage space.

Residents of this boutique building are treated to a

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The new Three Sixty West condo project has been one of River North’s most anticipated, which is why it’s exciting that first move-ins are finally under way.

But along with reaching this milestone, developer Belgravia Group also unveiled staged models as well, giving prospective buyers a better glimpse at what units at this amazing 11-story boutique building has to offer.

According to reports, around half of the building’s 38 units have already closed, which is impressive given pricing starts right around $1.1 million.

Each floor plans at Three Sixty West includes 3 bedrooms and between 1,735 and 2,396 square feet. In addition, only the most coveted amenities were incorporated into the building’s plan, helping keep monthly assessments as low as

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