Fulton Market Transformation Reaches Union Park
Jun17

Fulton Market Transformation Reaches Union Park

You don’t have to be an old-timer to remember when Chicago’s Fulton Market district was a no-go zone for most people.  It was a place crammed with triple-parked refrigerated trucks, forklifts zipping to and fro, and freshly slaughtered carcasses visible to all through loading dock doors. It’s not like that anymore. Today Fulton Market has taken the hipster aesthetic that failed to thrive in Bridgeport and...

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New Blue Line TOD Building About to Start in the Fulton River District
Oct31

New Blue Line TOD Building About to Start in the Fulton River District

Construction is about to ramp up on a new residential building at 710 West Grand Avenue — just steps from the CTA’s Blue Line Grand and Milwaukee subway station. It’s the latest in a series of mid-scale residential buildings popping up like mushrooms around CTA tree stumps across the city, thanks to new Transit Oriented Development ordinances. This one, designed by Brininstool+Lynch for Wicker Park Apartments, will have...

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Crane’s Down, Time to Start Leasing at 1333 South Wabash
Jun27

Crane’s Down, Time to Start Leasing at 1333 South Wabash

The latest residential tower in the South Loop is ready to take your money. The construction of 1333 South Wabash is far enough along that Luxury Living Chicago Realty is now doing deals so that people can move in to its 305 homes around the middle of August. 1333 is a 28-story residential tower designed by Brininstool+Lynch and developed by CMK Companies.  Originally approved by the city in 2008, construction began in 2013....

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With 1345 Wabash Complete, 1333 Shifts Into High Gear
Aug20

With 1345 Wabash Complete, 1333 Shifts Into High Gear

Now that CMK Companies‘ 1345 Wabash tower (1345 South Wabash Avenue) is ready to accept residents, workers are earnestly changing the landscape next door at 1333 South Wabash for the accompanying structure. The Brininstool+Lynch design is being fitted into a hole intended for a  previously-endeavored development that never got out of the ground. When complete, the 28-story tower will rise 276 feet into the South Loop sky. But...

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Amenities Help Sell Catalyst, The Sleek New West Loop Rental Building
Oct06

Amenities Help Sell Catalyst, The Sleek New West Loop Rental Building

When I moved into my West Loop apartment in 2011, a cool view of the city skyline from the roof—and propane BBQ grills up there—seemed like great add-ons to a living space with high ceilings and stainless appliances. Three years later, the latest rental developments make our place seem positively spartan. Every new high-rise apartment building now boasts more and better amenities. A perfect example is Marquette Companies’ gleaming new...

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New 1333 South Wabash Plan Is Bigger, Smaller, Wider, Less Shiny
Apr17

New 1333 South Wabash Plan Is Bigger, Smaller, Wider, Less Shiny

The new developers of the property at 1333 South Wabash have come up with a new proposal for what was approved by the city five years ago to be a 268-apartment skyscraper in the South Loop. The new plan increases the number of apartments to 307 units, but only increases the height of the tower six feet to about 276 feet tall. How does Brininstool+Lynch plan to accomplish this magic for the developer — the...

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