“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.