Lake Forest: Old New Town Center

Plan view of Lake Forest’s Market Square. Credit: Lake Bluff Historical Society.

Plan View of Lake Forest's Market Square

Plan view of Market Square.

Plan view of Lake Forest’s Market Square, this century old development shares features found in most New Urban mixed-use commercial town centers. It features street-facing small shops that are supported by foot traffic from transit and a larger retail “anchor.” A small park offers amentity, which is itself a kind of anchor — and differentiates the center and surrounding residential development from their competition. Credit: Lake Bluff Historical Society.

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