Floral Avenue Groundbreaking Heralds New Breed of Housing in Downtown Skokie
Jun 25th, 2014
Skokie Mayor and Streetscape Development will break ground on new neo-traditional community on Friday.
Streetscape Development and Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 27 for Floral Avenue, a new breed of American housing that is part of the continuing revitalization of the village’s downtown.
Floral Avenue will include 20 new single family homes, starting at $465,000. All homes will feature StreetScape’s nationally acclaimed vision for new urbanism and will be engineered for energy efficiency and comfort.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the corner of Floral Avenue and Cleveland Street in Skokie, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Speakers will include Mayor Van Dusen and John McLinden, president and CEO of StreetScape Development.
Floral Avenue showcases StreetScape’s innovative approach to homebuilding that begins with a single question to home buyers: ‘How Do You Live?’ From that point, a home is tailored to meet the customer’s requirements.
All homes are designed to meet the stringent requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Zero Ready program. The homes feature front porches to promote neighborly living. Streetscape recently developed the SchoolStreet project in downtown Libertyville, and has earned praise from national media and housing industry experts including Sarah Susanka, architect and author of the “Not So Big House” series, Sam Rashkin, who pioneered the EnergyStar program of the U.S. Department of Energy, and Leigh Gallagher, assistant managing editor of Fortune Magazine and author of “The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving.”
The event will feature a gold shovel ceremony. Afterwards, coffee and refreshments will be served in the new sales center, located at 8149 N. Lincoln Ave.
“This event is a huge milestone, and we’re thrilled to be making this project a reality,” said McLinden. “Floral Avenue is more than just a new development; it’s a new breed of housing, and that’s why we’ve been able to capture the attention of homebuyers and the media across the nation.”
Skokie made the prestigious 2014 Livability.com list of 100 Best Places to Live in America. The neighborhood is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, specialty shops, grocery stores, parks, a world-class library, and the CTA Yellow Line, which provides direct transportation to downtown Chicago.
For more information on the development, visit http://www.FloralAvenueSkokie.com or call (847) 867-1954.
About StreetScape Development:
StreetScape Development’s sole focus is building the next generation of American homes in select urban and suburban infill locations. A fully integrated development company, StreetScape believes that a home is the ultimate consumer product and that every aspect of it must be designed with the owner in mind. StreetScape’s in-house capabilities include marketing/promotion, design, engineering and construction. The firm uses sophisticated Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology to facilitate highly efficient design and optimize construction. In the end, this approach provides a great product at an exceptional value to homebuyers.
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