The Kendall College site in northeast Evanston, in the deep freeze for six years, will become a temporary ice rink this winter.

That’s the word from Alderman Judy Fiske.

Fiske told residents at her 1st Ward meeting Tuesday of the plans for skating rink, but offered no details.

The Kendall College site in northeast Evanston, in the deep freeze for six years, will become a temporary ice rink this winter.

That’s the word from Alderman Judy Fiske.

Fiske told residents at her 1st Ward meeting Tuesday of the plans for skating rink, but offered no details.

Over three years ago the City Council approved a plan to build 20 single-family homes on the full-block parcel bounded by Orrington and Sherman avenues and Lincoln and Colfax streets.

That approval came after three years of opposition by neighbors to plans by a developer to include multi-family housing in the project.

The early this year the developer asked the City Council to delay a requirement for doing infrastructure work on the site until houses were ready to be built.

The property has been listed for sale for many months.

Fiske said a potential new developer met with neighbors this fall. But the neighbors, Fiske said, had objections to the proposed new design, though it would still include the same number of homes approved by the City Council.

It appears that developer has now lost interest in the project.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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3 Comments

  1. Ice Sink
    The Kendall site is not currently zoned for ice rinks. It will destroy the residential character of the surrounding neighborhood.

    1. Ha!
      This comment made my day.

      Lately I’ve been referring to Judy Fiske as the alderman that hates fun, but this announcement makes me change my mind. Now I’m pretty sure she’s just another alderman that hates Northwestern.

  2. Fill the rinks!
    I hope the rinks that the city scraped off late last week will be getting water today. It was a shame to waste a great weekend for skating because the city couldn’t find a way to put water down.

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