Prairie Flower

An ecologically conscious "New Urbanist" housing development begins to mature west of Chicago.
October 9, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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Prairie Crossing lies at the western edge of Liberty Prairie Reserve, a 3,200-acre patchwork of farms, forests, and riparian corridors and home to 13 threatened and endangered species and natural landforms that reveal the unaltered effects of ice age glaciation on the northern Illinois landscape. Much of the reserve’s land is in public ownership, and the remaining private land is protected by conservation easements and voluntary development restrictions. Both Liberty Prairie Reserve and Prairie Crossing were founded in an area of rapid suburbanization to conserve and protect a natural landscape.

Thanks to Jeffrey Lofton

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Published on Wednesday, October 8, 2003 in American Society Of Landscape Architects
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