The town houses are built with material that don't play well together. You have dryvit, wood and steel all meeting at corners. I hear that has caused issues in the past.
That area is very residential and I don't see it changing anytime soon, although to be sure I would check with homeowners associations or the local alderman to find out what the plans for commercial is over there.
If you are looking to buy in an area that has more of a walk score, and still want to be further west due to your commute then I would look at other areas of west Lincoln Park, North Center and Roscoe Village.
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It does seem like there are pretty good values to be found in this development. Having lived in a townhome for 10 years, I've always thought townhomes were a great option. This particular development is in the Burley zone so that's a real plus. The downside is that it doesn't have great access to public transportation.
Built in 2001 are these finishes modern enough for you?
When you get a chance we should talk about which direction you're heading. I suspect your consideration set is evolving.