A rendering of the proposed development looking southwest, showing how it adjoins a self-storage business to the east and a live-work apartment development to the west.

Plans to build 24 apartments on a vacant property at 2030 Greenwood St. won a favorable recommendation from Evanston’s Design and Project Review Committee today.

The development will include two affordable units as required by the city’s inclusionary housing ordinance and two ground-level units that developer Josh Gross said will be fully handicap accessible for a person in a wheelchair.

The development will have six apartments, a mix of one- and two-bedroom units, in a building facing Greenwood Street, and, behind that, 18-more apartments, all two-bedroom units, in a four-story building with garage parking on the ground level. The pedestrian entrance to those units will be from a landscaped courtyard on the west side of the property.

The garages will provide tandem parking for 36 cars and there will be two additional parking spaces behind the building that faces Greenwood, Gross said.

After addressing a variety of questions from staff, ranging from trash and snow removal to bike parking and landscaping, the committee voted 9-1 to recommend approval of the project, contingent on a future meeting to gain approval of exterior materials planned for use on the site.

The next step for the project, which is seeking a zoning change and special use approval, is a joint meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Plan Commission, possibly later this month.

It will then need final approval from the City Council.

Related stories

Revised plans presented for Greenwood site (2/13/21)

24 apartments proposed for 2030 Greenwood (1/16/21)

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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