Plans are in the works for a third bed and breakfast establishment on Evanston’s lakefront — and this time the owner isn’t Col. Jennifer Pritzker.
The new plan comes from Linda Jelinek, who’s seeking to open a B&B in her long-time home at 1722 Judson Ave.
Assessor’s office records say the home has more than 8,000 square feet of living space and sits on nearly three-quarters of an acre of land. It’s assessed value is listed at just under $2 million.
County deed records indicate that Chase Bank two years ago filed a foreclosure suit against Jelinek over a $1 million mortgage she took out in 1999 to acquire sole ownership of the property as she was going through a divorce from her then-husband Richard Jelinek.
1722 Judson, highlighted in blue on a county map.
The home faces Cornelia Lunt Park and looks across that park and Sheridan Road to Centennial Park and the Clark Street Beach.
Some neighbors waged a lengthy campaign against the Pritzker projects, but both were ultimately approved by the City Council on 7-2 votes. The council also rejected neighbors’ efforts to impose stricter limits on the ownership and location of B&Bs.
The new proposal is scheduled to be heard by the city’s Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20. It will then require review by the Zoning Board of Appeals before final action by the City Council.