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South suburbs’ downtown plans include walkable transit-oriented housing

Rendering of Tinlry Park's planned Boulevard at Central Station

Rendering of Tinley Park’s planned Boulevard at Central Station

With “walkability” a keyword in municipal planning and real estate, Southland communities are increasingly taking the term to heart as they look to enhance their downtown areas.

And so-called “transit-oriented development” continues to play a key role in those plans, with several projects completed, under way or envisioned that puts a suburb’s Metra station at the epicenter of redevelopment efforts.

All of the projects include multi-family rental housing, something that would have been shunned not too many years ago by some more affluent suburbs, but which is being embraced as the demand for apartments continues to increase while home ownership rates fall…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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