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Aiming to ride tech wave, developers to sell West Loop apartments

By: Alby Gallun

The developers of a 149-unit apartment project in the West Loop have put the property up for sale, betting that its proximity to Google’s future Chicago offices and other technology companies will attract hefty bids from investors.

A joint venture including Northbrook-based Focus Development has hired CBRE to sell Circa922, a recently completed multifamily project at 922 W. Washington St. The property is close to the city’s emerging technology sweet spot, four blocks from the Google project and about eight blocks west of Gogo, Uber Technologies and Twitter’s new offices.

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Meet the West Loop’s Newest & Curviest Apartment Tower

UntitledBy: AJ LaTrace

Developers Shapack Partners and Focus Development are joining forces to bring a new glassy, curvy mixed-use tower to the West Loop, and unveiled their proposal to a group of area residents last evening. The new 28 story development is set to include 227 residential units with parking for 162 vehicles and about 60 bicycles. In addition to its residential component, the LEED Silver tower will include approximately 9,700 square feet of ground level commercial space. Apartment rental rates at the new tower, which will be situated near popular restaurants and nightlife, are expected to fetch $3/foot. Designed by Booth Hansen architects, the tower with its curved shape certainly

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This Week’s New West Loop Apartment Proposal

By: Joe Zekas


It’s not quite a weekly occurrence, but you can be excused for feeling that each week brings the announcement of a new West Loop apartment development.

Two weeks ago we wrote about a proposal to build 131 apartments on a site currently occupied by Carmichael’s Steak House. Last week the Chicago Architecture Blog revealed plans for a 32-story apartment tower front I-290 at 1061 W Van Buren.

Two days ago Crain’s Chicago Real Estate Daily reported that Focus Development is part of a group planning a mixed-use development at the southwest corner of Lake and Halsted on a site whose current zoning would allow 155 apartments.


Another Apartment Development Brewing in West Loop

By: Alby Gallun

With one West Loop apartment project winding down later this year, Focus Development Inc. and an Atlanta investor have found a site for their next one just a few blocks away.

A joint venture including Northfield-based Focus, Atlanta-based Atlantic Realty Partners and Chicago developer Jeffrey Shapack paid $4.7 million for a pair of properties at the southeast corner of Lake and Halsted streets, according to Cook County records. The group plans

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