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Apartment Tower For Pilsen; Zambrano Lists In Lakeview; More

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And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate...

[Rendering: FitzGerald Associates]

PILSEN/UNIVERSITY VILLAGE— A major residential development at 15th and Blue Island has received the city's blessing. 216 units are slated for the site, and will target a broad spectrum of renter from professors to hospital staff to students (the flusher sort, presumably). Does this mean the neighborhood is ready to pop?

LAKEVIEW— In our first notable Celebrity Real Estate happening in some time, Carlos Zambrano has listed his Lakeview new-build for $2.4M. No longer a Cub or a Chicagoan, Zambrano is itching to unload two homes at once. We're still waiting on a new crop of photos, but you can read our prospectus in the meantime.

LOGAN SQUARE— An active beef on the Northwest Side is pitting Catholic parishioners against Ald. Rey Colon, preservationists, and the city's landmarking process. They've sure got their hands full. At issue: the onerous maintenance requirements placed on local landmarks and how one church expects to pay for improvements to its Rectory.

GOLD COAST— Just sold for $3M: one of the Gold Coast's "Seven Houses on Lake Shore Drive". Designed by famed architecture firm Holabird & Roche, the 1895 Venetian Gothic home stands tall and skinny on the 1200 block of LSD. It's got 5,100 square feet, four bedrooms, and a diabolical roof deck. Oh, and it was once listed for $5.8M. Who says the Gilded Age is over?