Local government agencies will extract roughly $230 million dollars in property taxes from property owners in Evanston this year. While those taxes keep going up, new development may play a role in slowing the increase.
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will recommend Monday that Evanston aldermen impose a one-day unpaid furlough on city employees for the day after Thanksgiving as a way to help close a projected budget gap.
City staff Wednesday suggested some relatively modest revisions to plans for a 16-unit affordable housing development at 2215 Dempster St., while neighbors continued to complain that the development is too dense for the site.
A project designed to stay within Evanston's zoning limits wouldn't be feasible to build, the president of Albion Residential told the Plan Commission Wednesday night in response to a resident's question.