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Lakeview Area Master Plan; Villa Taj Mansion Flooded

And now the latest from Curbed Chicago, covering everything you need to know about the city's neighborhoods and real estate.


LAKEVIEW—If you like community gardens, lush vegetation, 'low line' parks, and pedestrian-friendly development, then you'll probably like the Lakeview Area Master Plan, which was released earlier this week.

BURR RIDGE—At $13M, the 30,000-square-foot McMansion known as 'Villa Taj' was already a tough sell. But it'll be even more difficult to unload it now that the home has been flooded with an estimated 6 million gallons of water after a pipe burst.

EVERYWHERE—More green-tinted urban planning: Curbed took a look at the Emerald Necklace Constellation concept, winner of a recent design competition to "reactivate and reset the Boulevard System of Chicago."

BARRINGTON—Looking to throw a '90s-themed wedding or bar mitzvah? This massive McMansion in Barrington, with its ceiling murals and granite dance floors, ought to do the trick.

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