Evanston's Plan Commission voted late Wednesday to postpone a decision on the proposed 19-story Merion Legacy development at 1621 Chicago Ave. until April to give the developer, Horizon Realty Group, time to revise its plans.
A report prepared by a consultant for the developers of the proposed Merion Legacy project says the City of Evanston and its two school districts would see a net financial benefit of more than $900,000 a year from the project starting in 2025.
Plans to have a parking entrance cross the city's new Chicago Avenue bike lane drew sharply critical comments from city staff at a Design and Project Review Committee meeting Wednesday about the proposed 19-story Merion Legacy development.
The owners of The Merion at Chicago Avenue and Davis Street in downtown Evanston have proposed a 19-story, 240-unit active adult residential development to replace a row of one-story retail shops at 1621-1631 Chicago Ave., just north of The Merion.
The owners of The Merion retirement community are scheduled to unveil newly revised plans for their proposed new residential development on the adjoining property at 1621-1631 Chicago Ave. in Evanston at a 1st Ward meeting tonight.