Skokie's Floral Avenue Has Sold Four Homes Already

The 15 single family home, 12 coach home development reflects the trend toward New Urbanism, and is aimed at people who want to be in a vibrant area with things to do and access to transportation.

A rendering of the Floral Street Development.
A rendering of the Floral Street Development.

Skokie's newest real estate development, Floral Avenue, does not expect to break ground for a couple of months, but has already sold four homes.

The New Urbanism development, which calls for 15 single family homes and 12 coach homes, will be built on Floral Avenue, on a portion of the two blocks north of Skokie's City Hall.

Earlier: Emerging National Trend Comes To Skokie With Floral Street Development

Developer John McLinden of StreetScape Development says the design and architecture reflect a national trend called New Urbanism--in which people reclaim a suburb or town with homes that are relatively narrow and have front porches, which encourage community interaction.

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It's part of an urban planning trend which encourages living in just-big-enough homes in walkable neighborhoods, close to attractions such as public transportation and shopping, he told Patch earlier.  

McLinden said construction is planned to begin in the first quarter. Its website went live in November. 

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