New Glen Homes On the Drawing Board

With less than 1% of The Glen’s existing homes currently for sale, it was encouraging to hear of a new development on the drawing board.

Glenview officials preliminarily approved a plan to sell 29 acres of land in the Glen to Edward R. James Partners.  Upon final approval and closing, the James group proposes to build a new housing development north of West Lake Avenue and west of Shermer Road.  This would place the development to the southeast of the new Pulte development called Regency and within a couple of blocks of two golf courses, The Glen Club and Prairie Golf and Paddle Club.  It will be a 5 – 10 minute walk to Glen Town Center.

While James has not as yet released details, I do know that two and three story townhomes are planned in addition to “cluster homes” which will offer first floor master bedroom suites.  Each home is likely to include three bedrooms.  The target market for the new James homes is empty nesters.  In fact, James predicts that the development will add only 22 children to school districts 34 and 225.  Edward R. James Partners has a reputation for quality, and has won numerous awards during its 50+ years of home building.  It also has experience in the Glen; it was the developer of the very popular Southgate neighborhood.

The James development, unnamed as yet, will compete with other new construction in the Glen.  Regency and Patriot Commons both plan additional phases.  Regency is currently selling phase 2.  Patriot Commons’ development schedule is unknown.  3 existing developments, fully built and sold, provide other town homes and villas, sold by current owners. These are Tower Crossing, Cambridge, and Southgate.

Margaret Ludemann

Glen Resident and Coldwell Banker Realtor, 847-401-1802

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