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Related Midwest recently encountered a push back from downtown Alderman Brendan Reilly. They proposed to build two skyscrapers on the Chicago Spire site. The reason being has to do with access and safety issues. The proposed project for 400 Lake Shore Drive will need major revisions before gaining the support of Reilly. In order for the City Council to review the proposal, they must first have the approval of the alderman.

Some of the changes that the alderman insists happen before he considers Related Midwest’s proposal consist of; shrinking the size of the podium where the towers will sit since it will restrict access to the site from East North Water Street, removing the hotel from the site, make use of ramps connected to Lake Shore Drive and

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The city of Chicago is currently being bombarded with tons of new developments. This is good for anyone looking to relocate or looking for investment properties. Besides new developments, buildings are being bought out as well. TGM Associates, New York Investor, agreed to buy Northshore 770 Apartments, which happens to be located near the Edens Expressway. The deal is expected to be complete mid-September.

The sellers happen to be a joint venture between Crossroads Development Partners of Schaumburg and Morningside Group, which is based in Chicago. Northshore 770 comes with a 102,000 square foot Marianos shopping center.  However, this retail space was sold for $68.5 million in November 2016 by the developers. Once this transaction is complete, we can

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Located on the southwest corner of North Avenue and Larrabee Street, Former Father and Son Plaza Site gets a new 261-unit building in place of it. CA Ventures and White Oak Realty Partners received permission to start demolition and begin developing Old Town apartment building. The site was once home to businesses such as Chase Bank and Marcello’s.

The 11-story complex, consists of 261 apartment units, and will include a level dedicated to residential amenities, outdoor pool, 30,000 square feet of retail space, and parking garage for 183-vehicles. The project will cost around $126 million. $2.37 million of that money goes to Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund.

As more information become available as the project progresses, we’ll continue to keep

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So many exciting new projects are coming to downtown Chicago. One of our favorite projects estimated to be delivered 2019 is 333 North Green Street. It's a ground-up new construction with 555,524 square foot creative office and prime retail building located in Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhood, Fulton Market! Developed by Sterling Bay, designed by Gensler and will be 19 stories tall!

This new construction will include a Skydeck overlooking the city, onsite parking for over 300 cars, a tenant lounge with grab & go food service, fitness center, bar, gaming area and more! There’s about 253,631 SF of office space remaining, the building will also provide 35,000 Square feet of prime retail.

This location is also perfect for just about anyone. The

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1. 333 North Green Street | $100 million

333 North Green Street is one of our favorites. It is a ground-up new construction with 555,524 square foot creative office and prime retail building located in Chicago’s most dynamic neighborhood, Fulton Market!  More information on this property can be found on the 333 North Green Street Development blog.

2. 355 East Wacker Drive | $58 million

BKI Architecture is the brains behind 355 East Wacker Drive. It will be 13 stories high accommodating 1440 middle and high school students in Lakeshore East. It’s expected to be finished by late 2019. The site will include a two-story library and an auditorium that can seat 500 people. A rooftop deck will be included as well that provides a full view of the Vista

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When you’re selecting a broker, there’s no doubt that you want the very best that suits your needs. With there being so many online ads, postcards, billboards, and more, it’s hard to fight through the noise and find someone who has your best interests at heart. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Check out the 6 tips below that can help you with this process!

 

Experience

Experience goes a long way when choosing the correct agent. It’s better to hire an agent who has 20+ years of experience in the market than one who only has 5+ years. 

Testimonials/Clients

Testimonials are huge when it comes to picking an agent. You can begin your search by searching on popular social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn,

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Streeterville is well known for its large number of high rises and luxury condo buildings. Streeterville is surrounded by Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago River, Michigan Avenue and Lake Michigan. What's even better is the incredible attractions within walking distance that residents can choose to visit. Take a look at some of them below!  

Navy Pier

One of Chicago’s most popular spots for tourism, Navy Pier attracts approximately 9 million visitors annually making it the top leisure spot in the Midwestern America. The pier encompasses more than fifty acres of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, family attractions and exhibition facilities. Some attractions on the actual Pier consist of the huge Ferris wheel, the Shakespeare Theater, Chicago’s children

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Selling your home can bring on an abundance of mixed emotions. You may have memories there of family and other loved ones. But, there’s a side of you that may be ready to move on to something bigger and better. One things for sure, selling your home can be stressful sometimes, which is the last thing you need on your plate. Because of this, we’ve compiled a list to make this process a lot quicker and easier. Here are 7 tips that will help you sell your home as quickly as possible, even when the peak time for home sells has passed.

 

Better your curb appeal

First impressions are everything. This general rule applies to all areas of your life, especially your home when it comes time to sell. Most buyers will drive by your home after seeing it

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Ranked one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the world, the Gold Coast has a lot to offer in terms of residences and attractions to visit while touring or residing in the area. Below are 8 attractions that we find very appealing to the average tourist and residence who resides in the Gold Coast.

Charnley-Persky House

This historic house museum is located on 1365 North Astor Street in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. Designed by Frank Llyod Wright and Louis Sullivan, famous architects, this residence is known to be a very important part of modern American architecture. Visitors can receive guided tours of this masterpiece every Wednesday and Saturday. What’s even better is that admission is FREE on Wednesdays for individuals.

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South Loop is one of Chicago's first residential districts. Its recent development transformed the South Loop back into a residential neighborhood. On top of its recent developments, South Loop has many attractions that makes it worthwhile to visit or live there. Some of the most popular attractions are listed below.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is the first planetarium in the western hemisphere that’s open to the public. Founded by Max Adler, more than 1.2 million people were in attendance during the first two years Adler was open. Visitors can expect to learn more about space science and space exploration. This is a perfect spot for a family outing!

Chicago Women's Park and Gardens

Women have made many contributions to the city

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