5-story building proposed for Hinman near Main

In one of the few recent proposals for new multi-family construction in Evanston, a developer is scheduled to take plans for a five-story, seven-unit apartment building on Hinman Avenue before the city's Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee Wednesday afternoon.

910 Hinman Ave., before it was recently torn down.

The proposal from Kevin Pearson, on behalf of property owner Esskay III Series LLC, requests zoning relief to construct a 54’8” tall building at 910 Hinman Ave. The area's R5 General Residential District zoning allows a maximum building height of 50 feet.

The proposal will also be subject to review by the Zoning Board of Appeals before a final vote by the City Council.

The property, which had contained a large old home subdivided into apartments until it was recently torn down, is flanked by a four-story vintage apartment and retail building to the left that occupies the northwest corner of Hinman Avenue and Main Street, and a newer three story condominium building to the right.

The new owners bought the building in April for $375,000, according to county property records, which also indicate a series judgments received by the city against the previous owners in recent years, apparently for property code violations.

Note: Thanks to the two alert readers who tipped us about the demise of the house.

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