A zoning change that would have opened seven additional downtown sites to potential office development went down to defeat at the Evanston City Council's Planning and Development Committee meeting Monday night.
Evanston aldermen Monday night deferred a move to seek new proposals from developers for the city parking lot on Chicago Avenue downtown after Design Evanston volunteered to conduct a charette aimed at developing "appropriate development solutions" for the property.
Evanston aldermen Monday voted to explore what other developers may be interested in doing with the city parking lot at 1714-1720 Chicago Ave, after voting to terminate the expired contract of a developer who'd planned an office building on the site.
Evanston aldermen will be asked tonight to decide what they want to do with the city-owned parking lot at 1714-1720 Chicago Ave., after a parliamentary maneuver at their last meeting let the clock run out on a deal to redevelop the site with an 11-story office building.
Evanston's Plan Commission voted Wednesday to reject a proposed zoning text amendment that could have removed an obstacle to construction of an office building on what's now the parking lot adjacent to the downtown library.
Eleven opponents of a proposed office building at 1714 Chicago Ave. turned out Wednesday night at an Evanston Plan Commission meeting to object to a zoning text amendment that might ease the project's path to approval.
Evanston's Plan Commission Wednesday will consider a zoning text amendment suggested by Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, that would permit office uses in portions of some high-density residential districts downtown.