domu: New Apartment Construction Update, The West Loop

domu: New Apartment Construction Update, The West Loop

Here at domu, we feel duty-bound to keep our landlord and tenant friends up-to-speed on the Chicago apartment market, so that was our excuse for playing hooky on a glorious summer day and sauntering around the West Loop for a look-see at the latest development activity. Using information obtained from our favorite sources, including Crain’s, Curbed, The Chicago Architecture Blog, and YoChicago, we visited all the lots that were either under construction or where development projects have been announced, and then we took photographs for our readers.

Here’s the executive summary: There’s a ton of new West Loop apartment product, with developers outdoing each other to offer the latest and greatest amenities, and no sign of recession in the real estate business. We count 1,243 recently or soon-to-be completed apartments and 1,066 accessory parking spaces…