Chicago Development News

Information regarding Chicago developments and new construction projects. From new construction condo and apartment buildings and to large-scale high-rises around Downtown Chicago, find out what’s being built in Chicago.  To learn more about new development, start browsing new construction real estate for sale in Chicago, or contact Gold Coast Realty—Chicago's premier luxury real estate brokerage!

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Chicago's downtown new construction market remains hot in 2018, especially as we inch close to the height of the busy spring market. With most new developments offering elegant features and lavish extras, some of Chicago’s most expensive new construction condos right now are hard to beat if you're looking to live in luxury, which is definitely what you'll find at these spectacular new buildings.

Cirrus Chicago 

As one of the newest condo towers to hit the New Eastside, Cirrus Chicago seems to be flying a little bit under the radar. The building's lakefront location provides supreme views of Lake Michigan and the lakefront pool deck, for our money, is one of the best in town. 

One Bennett Park 

The exclusive One Bennett Park might be Chicago's

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All of Chicago’s most expensive properties on the market have jaw-dropping features, finishes, and characteristics. But the penthouse at 1140 N. Wells might actually be one of the most impressive high-rise living spaces we’ve seen in recent memory.

Featuring 4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a den, and an extra half bathroom, 1140 N. Wells #PH includes 8,500 square feet of living space across two separate levels and a private rooftop terrace that might take home the trophy for Chicago’s best private outdoor setup of any condo or apartment building. Included on this exclusive rooftop terrace is a 20-foot swimming pool, hot tub, multiple dining spaces, plenty of lounge areas, and even an outdoor shower.

Inside this ultra-luxe apartment you’ll find

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One of Chicago’s newest residential developments has officially topped out, according to recent reports. A joint-venture between Lendlease and Magellan Development Group, Cirrus represents one of the final buildings to be added to the spectacular Lakeshore East community, which of course acts as Downtown’s most celebrated master-planned development to date.

Located at 211 N. Harbor, Cirrus now stands at 47 stories high and will include 350 luxury condo residences when finished. The building’s design is from bKL Architecture and its location sits directly at the confluence of Lake Michigan and the Chicago River.

Inside, Cirrus condos for sale will include one, two, three, and four bedroom layouts and range in size from 650 to over 3,000 square feet

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Chicago New ConstructionThinking about a new construction condo in the new year? Here's where you'll want to start your search in 2021...

Tribune Tower East

One of the most anticipated new properties out there is Tribune Tower East. At 102-stories high, the building will someday take over as Chicago’s second tallest building. It will eventually house hundreds of condos, a hotel, a large parking garage, some retail space and likely plenty of added amenities.

Cirrus Chicago

Another luxury property is coming to Lakeshore East. Cirrus brings with it a long list of amenities, including an outdoor swimming pool, fire pits and a dog park. In addition, you’ll eventually find a fitness and yoga studio, a bike room, an indoor pool and lounge, along with a massage room, a wine

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The Clark CollectionAs the newest luxury development of its kind in Lakeview East, The Clark Collection is definitely making a grand showing. This new construction, boutique property offers three-bedroom condos with up to 2.5-baths and some desirable outdoor space.

Made up of a total 12 units, the condos of this property come complete with wide-plank Oak hardwoods, high ceilings and large master baths with heated floors. The condos also include European cabinetry, quartz countertops and high-end appliances.

The penthouse units add in private elevator access and roof decks, as well as sweeping views of the lake, Wrigley Field and the city skyline. While all units come with large front patios, the option exists to purchase additional rooftop deck space for an extra fee.


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Construction on the recently renamed St. Regis Chicago is wrapping up and the city’s new 95-story high-rise is finally starting to welcome its first residents. As reported by Crain’s, developers of the project said first move-ins took place in earlier this month and will continue to happen regularly moving forward.

For buyers immediately moving in and opting not to rent out their unit, the 47th floor amenity level still isn’t finished, and the hotel and hospitality offering aren’t quite ready yet either.

Along with the building’s 393 condo residences, plans also called for a 191-room hotel, which will include Alinea Group-run bars and restaurants as well.
Although a number of St. Regis Residences on the MLS are labeled pending, just 3 are active,

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The Orchard Condos ChicagoLincoln Park’s Orchard Residences is easily one of the most exclusive properties for condo buyers seeking privacy and style with a coveted address. Residents of The Orchard not only enjoy top amenities, but also classically designed residences constructed to appeal to upscale buyers.

The property offers up on-site fitness with a private training studio, concierge service and on-demand housekeeping. You’ll also find a landscaped roof with space for dining and lounging while overlooking the lake, Lincoln Park and the city skyline.

The amenities extend beyond The Orchard to those inside the nearby Lincoln Common apartment towers. The property additionally offers a heated parking garage, while individual units in the building enjoy private terraces.

With just

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Chicago New ConstructionThe Chicago Plan Commission recently gave its approval to two major projects. The first is a new condo tower in the Gold Coast.

The 35-story building is slated to go in at 40 W Oak Street, just across the street from a local library and elementary school. Plans call for 75-units to grace the luxury tower. The original plan was for 90 condos in a taller design, but it was pared back after feedback from the community.

It will also include some new parking spaces. The entire Gold Coast project replaces an existing parking garage.

Despite some opposition, the commission also recently narrowly endorsed a new Amazon shipping and logistics center. It’s scheduled to go in at 2424 S Halsted Street in Bridgeport.

The 112,00 square foot distribution center includes 15

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Renters are sure to find the available options at 2101 S Wabash appealing for a variety of reasons. From the uniqueness of the individual units to the location, there’s plenty to love about the property.

First of all, this boutique building offers just the right level of amenities. You’ll find a fitness center with free weights, plus there’s an elevator, a media room and available bike storage.

The floor plans are something else renters are sure to enjoy. The loft-style units at 2101 S. Wabash come in your choice of either a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom floor plan. This provides a range of options for renters, from a cozy 600 square feet to a much larger rental with upwards of 1,100 square feet of living space.

Of course, renters are sure to fall in

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Chicago New ConstructionFound in Old Town, Chicago’s North + Vine provides elegant apartments and an array of added amenities. The property includes your choice of a studio, one, two-, or even a three- bedroom apartment, all of which are accented by a number of high-end features and finishes.

Each of the apartments at North + Vine includes high ceilings, oversized windows, walk-in closets and spa-like baths. In addition, some of the units offer up impressive views of the city skyline.

Community amenities are plentiful, from the private terrace with fire pits to the swimming pool and sundeck. The property also offers its residents access to a health club, resident lounge, a library and a work lounge.

Other extras include reserved garage parking, a dog run and pet spa, plus a

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