Cool Map Thing: The Priciest (and Cheapest) Neighborhoods To Rent In Chicago

By AJ LaTrace Time for a reality check: here are the cheapest, and most expensive neighborhood areas to rent one and two bedroom apartments in Chicago. The last time we…

SOLD: 2756 N. Wolcott Ave. Unit 3S

Incredible city views + two levels of living + expansive outdoor space! Find it all at this gorgeous penthouse in Lincoln Park. Western sun highlights the property’s dramatic 20’ ceiling,…

Adventures In Placemaking: Food Trucks & Live Music Coming Soon To Pritzker Park

By AJ LaTrace The Chicago Loop Alliance is looking to turn the underutilized Pritzker Park at the south end of the State Street corridor into a popular destination by introducing…

Development du Jour: Development Initiative Seeks To Makeover Uptown Corridor

By AJ LaTrace Uptown’s shuttered Stewart Elementary School and a vacant stretch of CTA-owned land near the Wilson Red Line station could soon receive an extreme makeover. The Metropolitan Planning…

Higher Learning: Explore Lakeview’s History Through A New Walking Tour

By AJ LaTrace [screenshot of the walking tour map via Lakeview Chamber of Commerce] The Lakeview Chamber of Commerce has recently launched a historical walking tour exhibition for residents who…

That’s Rather Awesome: Super Contemporary Home ‘RoscO2’ Coming to Roscoe Village

By AJ LaTrace Perhaps there isn’t a wave of super exciting design coming to new downtown highrises, however, one designer is bringing some ultra contemporary homes to the Chicago neighborhoods….

Fun with Urban Planning: The Most Mesmerizing Way To Measure Travel Time In Chicago

By AJ LaTrace A new interactive mobility mapping tool called Isoscope allows users to measure driving and walking distances in their city by day of the week and time of…

Parks & Rec: The 12 Essential Movies To See In The Parks This Summer

By AJ LaTrace [photos by Don Harder, Marco_Polo and Bob Segal ] It’s finally summer in Chicago, and we all know what that means: fireworks, festivals and movies in the…

NAR’s Existing Home Sales Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

By The KCM Crew   Source: Keeping Current, Matters!     

Development Update: Clark & Belmont Tower Sails Through Plan Commission Vote

By AJ LaTrace [This Hirsch Associates designed development is moving forward] The proposed eight story tower for the corner of Clark & Belmont has survived its final community meeting Wednesday…

Trumped Up: After a decade of sales,…

By AJ LaTrace After a decade of sales, only six condo units remain in the Trump International Hotel & Tower. The Donald began selling the tower’s 486 condo units back…

Development Update: West Loop Surface Lot Begins Transformation Into Tower Block

By AJ LaTrace Keep an eye out for construction crews at 601 West Jackson, as JeffJack Holdings has begun to transform a surface parking lot into a 15 story apartment…