Similar to the West Loop, the South Loop has a healthy inventory of old industrial buildings that have been transformed into condos over the years. The area has been experiencing a lot of development recently, and if all goes according to plan, the area will get a new museum funded entirely by filmmaker George Lucas. This one bedroom, one bathroom unit on Calumet Avenue across the train tracks from the parking lot that will one day (pending a lengthy legal battle) become the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts is asking $1,500 per month.
The floor plan is a little awkward, but the place has a washer and dryer and the rent includes a gated parking space. The building also features a shared deck space and has bike parking. The photos were actually familiar from digging through listing for a previous post about lofts around Soldier Field, and sure enough, the place is currently under contract, indicating that this unit's new landlord is wasting no time at getting a tenant lined up to start footing the mortgage payment and HOA dues.
·$1500 / 1br - Beautiful 1BR Loft-Style Condo with PARKING! Available NOW (South Loop) [Craigslist]
·2001 S Calumet Ave APT 409, Chicago, IL 60616 [Zillow]
·Previous South Loop coverage [Curbed Chicago]