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Beach renovation to get another look

The Evanston City Council Monday postponed action on a $1.2 million renovation project at the Clark Street beach until after a neighborhood meeting later this month.


The Evanston City Council Monday postponed action on a $1.2 million renovation project at the Clark Street beach until after a neighborhood meeting later this month.

Alderman Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, said she plans to hold the community meeting at the Civic Center on Wednesday, June 17.

The proposal, prepared by city staff following adoption by the aldermen of a master plan for the lakefront, calls for building a new handicap-accessible restroom facility at the beach and rerouting an access road that now enters the lakefront park at Church Street so that it enters one block north at Clark Street instead.

City staff had sought bids on the project and the council had been scheduled Monday to approve awarding the work to G.A. Johnson & Son of Evanston.

The renovation plan had drawn criticism from now-retired 6th Ward Alderman Edmund Moran, who argued that the price tag for it was far too high.

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