University Station

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About University Station

  • Neighborhood: Pilsen
  • Year Built: 1928
  • Number of Units: 231
  • Allows Pets: YES, CATS OK, DOGS OK
  • Garage: ATTACHED
  • Parking: NONE/NA
  • Air Conditioning: CEN AIR

Located at 1550 S Blue Island Ave, University Station was originally built in 1928 and used as a cold storage warehouse. Formerly known as the Produce Terminal Cold Storage building, this property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Illinois. Converted into condos in 2006, this 12-story building offers 231 units with a variety of layouts and a multitude of modern conveniences. Units in University Station include features such as hardwood flooring, in-unit laundry, exposed ductwork, and soaring ceilings. These loft-style homes offer residents sweeping views of the Chicago skyline and open floor plans ideal for modern living.

This pet-friendly building offers its residents the finest amenities including bike room, party room, and more. Storage and parking are also available on-site for University Station residents. Also among University Station's many comforts is are a doorman, freight and passenger elevators, and fitness center. Situated in the heart of Pilsen, University Station residents are close to all the city has to offer with the Metra, Pink Line, and UIC campus within walking distance.


A vibrant neighborhood situated on the city's Lower West Side, Pilsen is one of Chicago's oldest communities. Weathered stone castles, colorful turrets, and ornamental accents harken back to the area's Bohemian roots. Originally settled over 150 years ago, Pilsen has long been a port of entry for immigrants. Building on its working-class roots, Pilsen has become a destination for the arts in Chicago, striking murals and vivid mosaics can be found throughout the neighborhood. Pilsen is home to a variety of galleries and museums, such as the National Museum of Mexican Art, one of the most prominent institutions for Mexican art and culture in the United States. Multi-generational mom and pop shops sit side-by-side some of the city's finest dining. From off the beaten track locales to hip eateries, Pilsen offers a wide variety ideal for all. Vintage shops, independent cafes, and offbeat markets add to the neighborhood's charm.

About Ashley

As a condo owner at University Station herself, Ashley Keefe truly loves this building. She prides herself on being able to confidently sell the lifestyle University Station provides and is knowledgeable about the amenities, management, and amazing neighborhoods of Pilsen and University Village that surround it. She knows that the residents care about their property values and makes sure that her clients get the most return possible for their units--whether they plan to rent or sale. She also feels that University Station is a wonderful place to buy and is happy to find buyers their perfect home here. Whether you plan to buy, sell, invest, or rent in University Station, Ashley can help make the process easy and give great advice along the way!

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About Me

Ashley Keefe

Ashley Keefe 815.260.1334

Prior to beginning her real estate career, Ashley graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship. She immediately went on to get her sales agent license in 2011 and began working as a leasing agent. She then spent several years helping run her family’s business, The Cedar Mill Fence Company. During this time, she was able to learn about Chicago’s different neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. She helped her clients build equity in their homes and loved creating their ideal backyard. From pulling building permits to reading surveys, Ashley is knowledgeable about many aspects of construction.

Ashley has always been interested in the investing aspect of real estate, having bought and sold many of her own properties. She understands the buying and selling process and confidently guides her clients every step of the way. Ashley is an expert in finding, owning, and managing investment properties, and loves to help others find their ideal property—be it an investment, starter condo, or forever home. She currently manages her own rental properties across Chicago and knows the intricacies of this market.

If you’re looking for a restaurant recommendation, just ask Ashley. This foodie can often be found trying out the coolest spots across Chicago when not practicing real estate, and is guaranteed to have a suggestion or two up her sleeve. Ashley loves going to Chicago sporting events, dining al fresco with friends, and hanging out with her adorable dog, Luci.