A drawing of one six-unit section of the proposed new apartment complex.

A proposal to build a three-story apartment building with six two-bedroom units in each of four bays at 2030 Greenwood St. is on the agenda for Evanston’s Design and Project Review Committee Wednesday.

The proposal from Lincolnwood developer Bojan Arnautovic would include two affordable units as required by the city’s inclusionary housing ordinance.

2030 Greenwood St. (Google Maps)

The site is currently a vacant lot sandwiched between a 26-unit live work development converted from a vacant factory about 15 years ago, and another former factory building that’s now a self-storage facility.

The plans also include 28 parking spaces.

The project will require zoning variations for the size of the sideyard setback, the number of parking spaces provided and the size of the parking drive aisle.

The developer is also seeking to have the parcel rezoned from the I2 industrial to the MXE mixed-use employment district zone.

The DAPR meeting will be held online at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The committee’s agenda says the rezoning will require City Council approval while approval of other aspects of the project will be up to the Zoning Board of Appeals.


Update 1/20/21: City staff this morning canceled this afternoon’s DAPR meeting, after Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, complained at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting that he hadn’t been informed of the Greenwood Street project, which is in his ward, and that there’d been no opportunity to hold a community meeting to discuss it before it began the formal city review process.

Presumably a community meeting now will be scheduled for a date yet-to-be-determined.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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