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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Curbed Chicago

Listen to Live Music on the Lawn of a Chicago Masterpiece

If you're into orchestral music and Chicago architecture, one event worth adding to your calendar is the Civic Orchestra of Chicago concert at Carl Schurz High School on Friday, June 10.

Family-Friendly Rehab in Albany Park Seeks $649K

With no less than five bedrooms, four full baths, and a large lower level, this rennovated 1915 Albany Park home lends itself well to a growing family. The 37-foot-wide lot offers both rear and side yards and a large patio.

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You've spent a lot of time and effort making your home yours, so why not share it with the rest of Chicago?

More High-End Condo Units Headed to River North

This week Regency Development Group received construction permits for a seven-floor condo project slated for 351 W Huron. The Hartshorne Plunkard-designed brick and steel structure includes just six luxury units.

Unique 1884 Home on the Near West Side Seeks $649K

Built in 1884, this four-bedroom Near West Side home is a rare holdover from the neighborhood’s 19th century past. Inside, hard-to-find original wood detailing is prevalent in nearly every room.

Navy Pier's Ferris Wheel Gets a Name, Debut Date

Navy Pier's new 196 foot tall Ferris wheel has been named Centennial Wheel to commemorate the popular tourist destination's 100th anniversary.

Lincoln Park Home With Contemporary Makeover Lists

The home sports a kitchen that would make any home chef jealous, an indoor lap pool, a wine cellar, a really nice rooftop deck, and a large yard.

Aldermanic Zoning Change Blocks New Pilsen Apartments

New York's Property Markets Group's plan to bring apartments and green space to a vacant 7.85-acre lot at the northeast corner of 18th Street and Peoria is being opposed by Pilsen Alderman Danny Solis (25th) over affordable housing requirements.

A Look at Six Developments Headed to Fulton Market

Over the past few years Developer Jeffrey Shapack of Shapack Partners has amassed a diverse and impressive portfolio of properties in the West Loop’s Fulton Market District slated for retail, hospitality, residential, and commercial uses.

Construction to Start on New Milwaukee Ave. Project

Construction along Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park and Logan Square has become a common sight, but a new residential and retail development in Bucktown is ready to lift off from the ground.

Chicago Celebrating 30 Years of Ferris Bueller

One month from now, the classic John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off will turn three decades old. And to celebrate the big anniversary, many Chicago businesses will be hosting special events and offering Ferris Bueller-themed deals.

Celebrate One Year of the 606 Trail This June

The 606 will celebrate its first birthday with a day-long event on Saturday, June 4. The event will bring a block party-like atmosphere to the elevated trail and will include food, music, and community processions along its 2.7 miles.

What Goose Island's Transformation Means for Chicago

After years of neglect, many of Chicago's industrial corridors are making big comebacks. Attention continues moving up the Chicago River's North Branch to areas like Goose Island.

Michigan Avenue's University Club Plans New Rooftop

The Grant Park-facing private terrace will be similar in scope to Cindy’s rooftop bar and restaurant that was added to the landmarked Chicago Athletic Association building, located just several addresses to the north.

Chicago's Grant Park: Then and Now

A detailed look into the complex history of Grant Park's green spaces and how they came to be Chicago's front yard.

Mapping Chicago's Landmark Buildings

With so many buildings having some form of historic designation, it can get difficult keeping track of them all. Fortunately, there's now an interactive map that pins each one of Chicago's city designated landmarks.

Stylish Wicker Park Timber Loft Lists for $750K

Beyond the exposed brick walls and raw timber ceilings that are found in many similar lofts, this one features large windows, reclaimed building materials, high end appliances, and a wood burning fireplace.

New Hotel at 330 North Clark Unveiled

The proposal includes 500 hotel rooms and 85,000 square feet of office space in a new 31 story tower rising to 395 feet in height.

Working With an Architect on a Big Renovation

Working with an architect may be unfamiliar territory for many just getting started with their first big renovation. To help answer some of the basics, we reached out to Matt Nardella of moss design.

Rent This Music Box Theater Studio Apartment for $775

Here's a studio above the famous Music Box Theater that can be rented for only $775 per month. It's not the biggest, nor the nicest apartment in Chicago, but for those looking for a good location and for something affordable, it'll do.

North Bridge Shopping Expansion Moving Forward?

This morning a crew was busy collecting soil samples at a the parking south of the Shops at North Bridge. Formerly home to the Lake Shore Athletic Club, the 1.5 acre lot spans a full city block is ripe for redevelopment. But what will be built?

Makeover of Daniel Burnham-Designed Office Tower Underway

A 20-story office tower designed by Daniel Burnham and built in 1907 is getting a complete makeover and some new amenities that will help the building compete in the increasingly competitive office market.

Nate Berkus, Anne Coyle-Designed Co-Op Fetches $4.9M

What's in a name? If the names happen to be Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle, well then it's a lot. A co-op on Fullerton Parkway in Lincoln Park that had been completely overhauled by the two sold for a tall sum.

A Timeline of the Lucas Museum's Struggle in Chicago

After a nearly two year long struggle to move forward in Chicago, it now appears that George Lucas has thrown in the towel and will be looking to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in another city.

Transit-Oriented Project Headed to the South Side

While the city's revamped Transit Oriented Development (TOD) ordinance has spurred numerous projects on the north side, a new low-income proposal is slated to move forward in Chicago's Woodlawn neighborhood.

A Couple Brings Light to a Former Lincoln Park Foreclosure

Since Nick and Lucas purchased their condo, they’ve transformed the two-bedroom duplex from a vacant property into a bright and welcoming home perfect for entertaining friends and family.

5 Eco-Friendly Prefab Homes You Can Order Right Now

A major benefit of prefab homes is efficiency, starting from the speedy, precise construction process to the innovative green features readily built into the houses. Here's a closer look at five fab examples currently available for purchase.
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Mapping Chicago Institutions Undergoing Major Renovations

Here are some of the cultural and civic facilities throughout Chicago that are currently undergoing transformations. From ballparks to nature preserves, Chicago's classic institutions continue to evolve.
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Mapping the 40 High-Rises Under Construction Right Now

Developers are keeping Chicago architects and construction crews very busy this spring as the list of active high-rise projects continues to grow. At this point in time, the city has 40 such tower projects underway.

Three-Bedroom Lake Point Tower Unit Seeks $975K

It's one of Chicago's most famous towers, and you can live in a spacious three-bedroom unit on the 61st floor for under a million bucks.

Unique Edward Dart-Designed Home Seeks $2.5M

One of just 52 homes designed by Edward Dart, one of Chicago’s most important post-war modern architects, this fine North Shore example owned by Leo and Betty Melamed is looking a new owner.

Fully Renovated Six-Unit Building in Rogers Park Seeks $3M

The building features finishes generally seen in downtown rentals