Hyacinth Place
Highland Park, IL

Hyacinth Place - Highland Park, IL

In 2005 the City of Highland Park issued an RFP to develop this site and selected Brinshore, HODC and CPAH. The City acquired the property and donated it to the development. Hyacinth Place consists of fourteen architecturally-sensitive, sustainably-designed dwelling units including ten townhomes with attached garages and four apartment flats. All units have 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The 10 townhomes were sold at attainable prices for low and moderate income households. Sales prices were initially $149,000-$219,000. The 4 rental units are targeted to households earning less than 60% AMI. Preference is given to Highland Park residents and employees. Financing came from a mix of grants and soft financing to write down the cost to buyers. Hyacinth Place is a model for affordable green housing. The development includes geo-thermal heating and cooling systems, wind turbine energy generation for common areas, permeable courtyard paving, Energy Star appliances, renewable bamboo flooring, non-toxic paints and stains and the use of native plants.

Total Number of Units: 14

Unit Mix:
  • 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms — 14
  • 10 townhomes w/ attached garages for homeownership
  • 4 apartments for rental


Property Features

  • Private courtyard
  • Green certified
  • On-site parking

Financing Partners

  • Brinshore Development LLC
  • Highland Park Illinois Community Land Trust (CPAH)
  • City of Highland Park
  • Illinois Housing Development Authority
  • Lake County


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