Monthly ArchiveJuly 2007
chicago-condos Stephen on 31 Jul 2007
Albany Park is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in all of Chicago. With easy access to many outdoor activities and its proximity to Lake Michigan, Albany Park continues to draw new residents from all over Illinois. Albany Park offers the best of Chicago.
One of the newest developments under construction in Albany Park is the Riverhouse Condos. These condos, slated for completion later this year, promise to bring some of the best river views in the city of Chicago combined with a modern luxurious condo that will attract young professionals and families looking for a taste of the good life.
Each condo comes with private balconies and a rooftop terrace. Units range from two to four bedrooms and include a fireplace. Public transportation to downtown is just one block away, giving residents quick access to downtown and other parts of Chicago.
Residents can enjoy the many outdoor activities in the neighborhood. A walking and biking path along the river is a great place to enjoy a hot Chicago summer day. Golf courses are also found just a few minutes away.
Along with Riverhouse, there are many New Chicago Condos for Sale all over the city at excellent prices. Take advantage of the deals available on a new condo or loft today.
chicago-condos Stephen on 30 Jul 2007
901 Madison is a new development planned for 850 West Madison in downtown Chicago. This development will add a touch of class and modern architecture to one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in the country. Downtown Chicago is truly becoming a world-class neighborhood and is the pride of Illinois.
Residents of 901 Madison will be close to all the best that Chicago has to offer. World class restaurants offering cuisine from around the world are just a short walk from the front door. Shopping options include major labels and small boutiques offering almost anything imaginable. There are endless cultural offerings in the neighborhood including theatre, musical performances, and famous Chicago museums.
Living in downtown Chicago gives residents the comfort and convenience of being within walking distance of downtown offices. Saving time on daily commutes gives residents of this luxurious condo more time to enjoy quiet time with the family or a leisurely stroll along Lake Michigan. Enjoy the incredible views of the Chicago skyline from the comfort of your own home.
Prices for condos start at $250,000, giving buyers plenty of different floor plans to choose from. One of many Chicago Luxury Condos for Sale downtown, 901 Madison is a great addition to the condo market.
chicago-condos Administrator on 21 Jul 2007
With China’s exploding economy and cheap labor, the pressure on the iconic Chicago Frederic Cooper Lamp Factory was too much. Shutting down in 2005, the factory’s loss was a hit to the community and the workers. However, out of the tragedy of a lost institution comes new things and new ventures, and some Chicagoans have found just the thing.
The old factory, just a decade shy of being a century old, is coming back as the Green Exchange.
The building is planned to be the outlet for as many as 100 companies that deal in sustainable products, and provide 400-600 jobs in the new eco-friendly market. The companies will sell everything from solar panels to eco-friendly cleaning to electric cars, and the jobs will go from entry level hourly jobs to highly-paid salaries.
So far, seven companies have signed on to move in, and should begin actually moving in early 2008.
The previous owners of the building sold it a couple of years ago to David and Douglas Baum, who are real estate and property investors. Interestingly, they specialize in taking old buildings and turning them around and making them into a new opportunity for neighborhoods that need a bit of a kickstart due to economic slumps or hard times.
This should be an exciting development to watch, and we find it interesting that an old factory washed under by the tide of change has potential to be a very positive force in the future of Chicago and this neighborhood. There are interesting Chicago condo developments going on right now too, click here if you’re interested in learning more about them.