Here’s a first look at plans for an 11-story office tower proposed for the site of the former Burger King restaurant in downtown Evanston.
Released by the city in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by Evanston Now, the renderings from Minneapolis-based ESG Architecture & Design show a building that would have a partial green roof at the third floor level providing a setback from both streets and an additional rooftop amenity setback for its top floor.
Materials include stone or concrete cladding and metal panels as well as extensive glass areas.
Access to 35 underground parking spaces as well as two loading docks would be provided from the alley at the south side of the site. In addition to the Burger King building the site includes an apartment building just north of the alley.
The lobby entrance to the building would be at the west side of its Clark Street frontage.
Although a Chicago firm, LG Development, filed papers with the County Clerk’s office indicating it has agreed to pay $3.15 million for the Burger King site, the planned development proposal has been submitted by the Dallas-based Trammell Crow Company, which recently completed work on the 17-story Avidor Evanston senior living development at 1727 Oak Ave.
City staff reportedly is awaiting revisions to the plans from the developer before the project begins the city’s formal public development review process.
Under the city’s zoning code, the property’s D2 zoning calls for a base height of 42 feet with up to an additional 43 feet available as a planned development allowance.