Read Executive Director Gail Schechter’s latest Winnetka-Glencoe Patch article on the resumption of housing development in Northbrook, Glenview and other northern suburbs.
At press time, hundreds of units on the drawing board are being targeted to the “luxury” market and — flying in the face of fair housing laws that protect families with children — to “professionals, couples, and singles.”
What will our northern suburbs do?
“They know that there is a strong market for moderately priced housing – more than for luxury housing. Will it be business as it was before 2007, with the exception of substituting luxury rentals for luxury condos?”
“A landscape of isolated land uses becomes a landscape of isolated people,” write regional planners Peter Calthorpe and William Fulton of suburban development. Writes Schechter, “None of us wants this. Indeed, it is in our power to foster welcoming and inclusive communities.”