A two-year dispute over plans to build a contemporary home on a vacant lot in the Lakefront Historic District reaches the Evanston City Council tonight.

Adam and Susan Sabow want to build the home a local architecture firm has designed for them on the property at 917 Edgemere Court.

The project has received a certiificate of zoning compliance from city staff, but after several revisions to the plans and months of delays, the city’s Preservation Commission last month sided with neighbors who don’t like the design and voted to deny a certificate of appropriateness for the plans.

If the aldermen tonight agree to hear the Sabow’s appeal, the Council will have 45 days to either affirm, modify or reverse the decision of the commission.

The issue was a late addition to the Council’s agenda, made Friday at the request of Mayor Steve Hagerty.

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Lot owners try again for lakefront home (6/12/18)

Lakefront land dispute resolved (1/10/17)

Plans for lakefront home tabled (5/18/16)

A dispute over intent (5/16/16)

Vacant lot was biggest sale last month (4/15/16)

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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