A development of 50 single-family homes is in the works for a vacant roughly 7.5-acre parcel in western Norwood Park on Chicago's far northwest side.

Developer Lexington Homes submitted plans for the site at 7400-7404 W. Talcott Avenue, which the Chicago Plan Commission will review later this month. Dubbed "Lexington Square" the subdivision will straddle a new private drive located between the campus of Resurrection College Prep and the Presence Resurrection
Retirement Community.

Chicago Department of Planning and Development

The new homes, which are designed by Chicago architecture firm Pappageorge Haymes Partners, top out at 30 feet tall and will be offered in four exterior styles utilizing a combination of fiber cement siding, brick, and stone. The development will provide at least two garage parking spaces per home (for a total of 100 residential spaces) accessed by two private rear alleys.

Additionally, there will be 15 guest parking spaces located on the project's newly created north-south street. Vehicular access will come from Talcott Avenue at the south end of the development. An additional northern access point off Everell Avenue will be restricted to emergency vehicles on an "as-needed basis," according to plans.  

The property's underlying RS-2 Residential Single-Unit (Detached House) zoning will not change, but the project will require Lexington Homes to submit a Planned Development application to the city. If approved by the Chicago Plan Commission on August 26, the proposal will head to the Committee on Zoning and full City Council for a final vote.

Chicago Department of Planning and Development