The first four sub-divisions had a location and a reason. Then in 1999 Kimball Hill builders and the Glenview redevelopment board came together with another proposal on the table. Kimball Hill bought 61.3 acres to build 168 single family homes.
Later Kimball Hill was offered more land from the redevelopment board when they finished with Chapel Hill. They purchased land on which to build four story town homes around an area that was going to be The Glen Town Center. No one was aware, but as time marched on The Glenview Redevelopment Board was getting done precisely what they had planned.
Beautiful Large Homes
Chapel Crossing homes offered several designs, each with different layouts and square footage that comprise the sub-division. All homes have full basements and two or three car garages that are not included in the square footage.
Pictured to the top, left, is the Balmoral model, a two story 4,500 sq. ft. wood cedar home with an exterior 2nd floor porch and a three car garage.
Also offered was:
- •Stanton Model which is a touch smaller at 4,490 square feet.
- •Darramor is in the middle with 4,460 square feet.
- •Bennington is at the half way point with 3,610 square feet.
- •Chadwick is large at 2,780 square feet.
- •Nottingham brings us a useful 2,480 square foot home.
Location Is Everything for The Chapel
The Chapel neighborhood is centrally located starting at the corner of Chestnut Avenue and Patriot Boulevard. The sub-division received its name from the Chapel, which is called the Schram Memorial Church. (A wedding ceremony is being attended in the picture of The Chapel, left second down from top.)
One of 47 NAS (Naval Air Station) chapels built across the USA, Schram Memorial Chapel is the only one still operating. It was originally built by German prisoners of war at the Glenview Naval Air Station during World War II. It was named after Captain Richard A. Schram, a renowned Navy pilot.
This historic nondenominational chapel served as a house of worship for thousands of servicemen and women passing through this military base. After the Glenview Naval Air Station closed, the building was moved from its original location. It was restored by the Village of Glenview and Kimball Hill Builders. Now owned by the Glenview Park District, it is available for rental by groups, individuals and organizations.
Directly across the street from the Chapel is Little Bear Gardens which is part of Gallery Park. It lies on the northeast corner of Patriot Boulevard and Chestnut Avenue. (Pictured to the left, second from the bottom is Little Bear Garden in Gallery Park.)
Chapel Crossing is west of Landings in The Glen. There are no streets or alleys separating the two subdivisions. The homes start on Chestnut Avenue and Patriot Boulevard and continue south on Patriot. Attea middle school and the Park Center are across the street.
One of the widest streets in The Glen is Independence Avenue. The median (pictured at the bottom left) has been known for boys and girls playing tag or tossing a football around. This is a very popular area for kids. There are times that this area has been used for Chapel Crossing community festivals. There have been food vendors and trampolines used during their sub-division private party.
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For more information about Chapel Crossing in The Glen homes or to schedule a visit, call or text Glen resident expert Barry Newman at 847.921.1666 or you can email him at BarryNewman@atproperties.com.