Quote of the day: Developments on main streets have their advantages

“A lot of buyers like to be on neighborhood streets, but at the end of the day, if you can gain three or four feet in width, it definitely makes a huge difference.”

– Dana DiPasquale, a real estate agent with Baird & Warner, describing the potential benefits of developments on Chicago’s busier city streets.

Different zoning requirements along streets like Ashland Avenue, she says, allow builders to design larger floor plans – above and beyond the traditional “bowling alley” condos found on 25-by-125-foot residential lots.

Dana saw the difference firsthand when shopping for her home three years ago. After viewing more than 40 homes on the North Side, she eventually purchased along a “main street” in Lincoln Park.

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