Chicago Apartment News

The Chicago apartment market is robust, especially around some of the city's premier downtown neighborhoods like River North, the Gold Coast, and the West Loop. If you're looking for information about apartments for rent in Chicago, you've come to the right place. Featured below is up-to-the-minute news and local tidbits about everything related to apartments and rentals in Chicago.

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The site of an old Treasure Island grocery store in Lakeview could soon be redeveloped into hundreds of apartments. A developer wants to construct a large apartment complex where the former grocery store and a parking lot stand on North Broadway.

Dubbed Optima Lakeview, plans call for the contemporary glass building to stand eight stories high, and house nearly 250 apartment homes. Those apartments would include a mix of efficiency units, plus one-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans.

The developer plans to add in ground level retail space, plus room for indoor parking and bicycles. Community amenities would also include a basketball court, game room, a pool deck and a fitness center. A rooftop deck is also part of the proposal.

The new development still

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Looking to make the move to what's arguably Chicago's hottest neighborhood this summer? Here's our short list of West Loop buildings to consider for a rental this moving season...

Skybridge Lofts

Located at 737 W Washington, the Skybridge Lofts offer up loft-style living in a high-rise setting. The property includes a fitness center, rooftop deck and a dog run. It also currently offers your choice of either a two- or three-bedroom rental starting this summer, providing at least 1,500 square feet of living space.

The Parker Fulton Market

More exceptional rental opportunities exist within 730 W Couch. The Parker Fulton Market enjoys access to a swimming pool, rooftop lounge and a fitness center. Floor plans range from studios to three-bedroom

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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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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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Looking for a luxe rental with plenty of living space this spring? Here are four downtown high-rises with an available 4-bedroom condo for rent RIGHT NOW!

One Bennett Park

With exciting lake and skyline views, One Bennett Park also offers the advantage of a Streeterville address. Right now it’s possible to rent a four-bedroom corner unit in the building with an oversized private terrace and generous updates.

130 N. Garland

Found at 130 N Garland, The Heritage at Millennium Park is filled with amenities, from a sundeck to an indoor pool and exercise room. A four-bedroom rental is currently on the market with two terraces and two fireplaces.

1310 N. Ritche

Yet another option is 1310 N Ritche. With views overlooking the lake and the city

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A new 56-story apartment high-rise is now open on Michigan Avenue. Essex on the Park just welcomed its first residents two years after the project originally broke ground.

The new tower includes an impressive four-story enclosed atrium, infinity-edge swimming pool and valet parking. In addition, the building offers a fitness center, a dog run and pet grooming station, a demonstration kitchen and a party room.

The property includes space for nearly 480 luxury apartments with floor-to-ceiling glass in everything from a traditional studio floor plan to a penthouse duplex with private terraces. Essex on the Park also holds the honor of a Well Certification, the first apartment building in Chicago to receive the distinction.

Located just across from Grant Park,

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If you're looking for a Chicago condo or apartment with a premium view, buyers aren't just limited to what's on the lakefront. Here's a closer look at a few buildings that lie along the Chicago River that also offer some insane views of the city.

Trump Tower

One of the hottest buildings along the riverfront is none other than Trump Tower. The building features options ranging from studios to sweeping penthouse units with high ceilings and some fireplaces. High-end options at Trump Tower, meanwhile, range from valet parking and full service concierge service to a spa, health club and indoor lap pool.

Wolf Point West

At 46-stories high, Wolf Point West presents some incredible views overlooking the riverfront and beyond. The new River North

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Chicago-based developer Draper & Kramer has officially started work on a new 24-story, 275-unit apartment tower at 2111 S. Wabash Avenue. Despite securing City Council approval back in 2016, the firm was apparently waiting on other development near McCormick Place to happen before starting construction for their latest South Loop project.

Major development throughout Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood certainly isn't lacking and has actually been fairly widespread in recent months and years. The new Wintrust Arena project and a number of hotels have recently been added to the area’s landscape, and high-profile projects like NEMA, Essex on the Park, and 1326 S. Michigan are also getting closer to being finished as well.

Renderings on the new 2111 S. Wabash

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The South Loop apartment market is booming right now and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Here's a closer look at where you might find a great luxury apartment or condo for rent in the neighborhood heading in the busiest time of year for home buyers and renters.

1345 S. Wabash

The newer construction designs of 1345 S Wabash offer the enjoyment of modern, loft-style living in the South Loop. At the same time, the building’s affordability is certainly something you won’t want to overlook in 2019. The property offers up such desirable extras as hardwood flooring and high, exposed concrete ceilings.

1407 S. Michigan

With nearly 200 rentals in all, 1407 S Michigan allows for everything from studios to three-bedroom apartment homes. The South

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From brand new, high-profile projects coming through the pipeline to established high-rises with insane views and lifestyle amenities, here's our top picks for where to search luxury rentals in 2019. 

One Bennett Park 

With one- to four-bedroom floor plans to consider, One Bennett Park offers plenty of options for renters. The luxury units include upscale finishes and high-end appliances, as well as some amazing views of the lake and the city.

61 E. Banks

In comparison, 61 E Banks offers up a number of different delightful floor plans for renters to choose from. With apartments on the upper floors and two-story townhomes on the lower levels, the property also includes a fitness room, a roof deck and extra storage space. 

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