City staff will ask aldermen Tuesday to reject a suggestion from Alderman Cicely Fleming, 9th Ward, that the city waive building permit fees for coach houses and other accessory dwelling units if owners agree to rent them at discounted rates.
The City Council will be asked Tuesday to approve spending $25,000 for a preliminary feasibility study from a Minneapolis-based group regarding the prospects of creating affordable housing for artists in Evanston.
Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to review plans for a 60-unit subsidized senior housing development at 999 Howard St. The developers are also seeking $2 million in city funds to help finance the project.
The Plan Commission in Wilmette is scheduled Tuesday to review a proposal for a new planned development that offers an approach to providing affordable housing that may be of interest to housing advocates in Evanston.
Evanston aldermen voted Monday to allow construction of two-story coach houses behind single-family homes -- overturning, at city staff's request, a restriction recommended by the city's Plan Commission.
Evanston's Economic Development Committee Thursday evening recommend the City Council direct staff to issue a request for proposals to redevelop the northwest corner of Church Street and Darrow Avenue.