City: Developer agrees to restore corner


That abandoned gas station in northwest Evanston that was to have been transformed into a Chase Bank branch is due for a cleanup and a grassing-over, according to 6th Ward Alderman Mark Tendam.

Since the bank gave up on plans to establish a drive-through facility at Crawford Avenue and Gross Point Road several weeks ago, the corner lot has sat idle, creating an eyesore at a prominent northwest entrance to the city.

Tendam told Evanston Now on Friday that Edgemark Development LLC, the developer that owns the property, has assured city officials that the company will demolish the small building on the property, remove the rocks and debris, and plant grass as soon as the weather permits.

Tendam added that, to his knowledge, the developer has not found a buyer for the property that was formerly a Citgo service station.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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