Recap: Planning and Development Committee


Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this evening’s Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.

Only three items on the committee’s agenda. Perhaps the most interesting is a proposed change to the city code that would give the city’s zoning administrator the power to decide which side of a corner lot should be considered the front yard — which requires bigger setbacks from the street.

A packet with information on the agenda items is available online. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m

Meeting called to order at 7:24 p.m.

Minutes approved

P 1 – Changing notice requirements for zoning applications. Approved.

P 2 – Giving zoning administrator the authority to establish the front lot line.

Publc Comment

Matt Rodgers, 133 Clyde, favors the ordinance. Says spend 10 years on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Says have to take into account the entire neighborhood, and the ordinance change would do that.


P 3 – Zoning relief for rear setback for an addition at 325 Greenwood

Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, says she supports the change, which is in her ward.

Moves for introduction and action.


Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

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