An email missive from the Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens organization claiming city officials plan to "fast track" demolition of the Harley Clarke mansion brought out several speakers for public comment at Monday night's City Council meeting.
Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting at which aldermen are scheduled to vote on leasing the Harley Clarke mansion and approving changes to the city's coach house regulations.
A revision to the proposed lease of the city-owned Harley Clarke mansion will require the non-profit Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens group to step up its fundraising performance to hang onto the property.
Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens, the not-for-profit group that hopes to win a 40-year lease of the city-owned Harley Clarke Mansion at next Monday's City Council meeting, has hired architectural and fundraising consultants.
Evanston aldermen Monday are scheduled to consider a 40-year lease of the lakefront Harley Clarke mansion to a non-profit group that's pledging to raise over three years only 40 percent or less of the money estimated to be needed to fully rehabilitate the structure.
Members of the non-profit group seeking to reopen the lakefront Harley Clarke mansion are on track to being able to test their ability to raise funds for the project after an Evanston City Council vote Monday night.