Developers of the former Kendall College site in Evanston say they plan to break ground for a model home on the property “before the holidays.”

The Kendall site has been vacant for years and it’s been nearly a decade since the college announced plans to move to Chicago.

North Shore Builders plans 19 homes for the full-block development it’s marketing as Kendall Place.

The homes will have 3,000 to 6,000 square feet of space with traditional exterior styles and what the developers say will be “luxurious modern interiors.”

Tony Meyers, vice president of North Shore Builders, says the project “will fit seamlessly into the neighborhood,” just west of the Northwestern University campus.

Of the 19 properties, 14 lots will be 45-feet wide by 165-feet deep, while the other five, facing Orrington Avenue, are be 70-feet wide by 160-feet deep.

All homes will include a two-car garage, full finished basement, and a fully manicured fenced front yard.

Final prices, Meyers says, haven’t been determined, but last spring he said they likely would start at around $1.2 million.

The first homes are expected to be ready for occupancy by next spring or summer.

Top: Renderings of two home designs for the Kendall site.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. More ugly houses

    Yet again a builder is going to create 19 poorly designed (ugly) houses completely devoid of memorable features.

    Booring, ugly homes for $1.2 millions – fantastic idea.  

    1. You can see the future?

      Can you see the future for topics other than houses or is your gift of prescience limited to construction matters?  Maybe you are right, but I think more likely these houses will be snapped up and taxes will flow to the schools and all.

      In any event, someone is betting his/her capital and energy on Evanston, so why be so gratuitously miserable?

      Evanston needs jobs and additions to its tax rolls, so good luck Mr./Ms. Developer.

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