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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.

It’s located about 500 feet from 300 Church St., one of two properties Pritzker is renovating for use as bed and breakfasts. The other is at 1622 Forest Place.

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.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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