To the many attributes of The Glen add this: The project that created The Glen has just been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its first-ever National Federal Facility Excellence in Site Reuse Award. Sure, it’s a long and confusing name, but the award is meaningful and important. Read on.
The Glen is a residential and commercial development in Glenview, Illinois on the grounds of the former Naval Air Station Glenview. It is comprised of over 2000 homes of all varieties including single family homes, townhomes, row homes, duplexes and condos. The Glen is also home to Glen Town Center which contains a multitude of wonderful restaurants, shops and a movie theater.
As I said, The Glen started as a naval air base. It was closed in 1993. The EPA partnered with the Village of Glenview to clean up the site and turn it over to the Village for development. The project was known as The Glen: From Runways to Streetscapes. Work on construction began in 1997, and it is largely complete. The first Glen homeowners took possession of their homes in 2001. The most recent, and perhaps last, housing development was completed last year; it’s known as Westgate at the Glen. It is one of several unique Glen neighborhoods including Southgate, Tower Crossing, Regency, Cambridge, Chapel Crossing, Glen Shore, Landings and Patriot Commons.
So, there is one more reason for those fortunate homeowners in The Glen to be proud…we are an award winning community. One that we admire and love.
Margaret Ludemann, Coldwell Banker Realtor and proud Glen homeowner