Speakers at Wednesday's Plan Commission meeting supported proposed zoning changes to permit more types of accessory dwelling units in Evanston and, in discussion, commission members also appeared to be on board with the idea.
Evanston's Plan Commission tonight is scheduled to discuss several possible zoning changes designed to create more moderate income housing options by further easing the city's restrictions on coach houses and other types of accessory dwelling units.
Evanston's Reparations Subcommittee this morning agreed on the structure of a program that would give black residents who suffered housing discrimination as a result of city actions forgivable loans to buy homes in the city.
In a presentation to a Reparations Subcommittee meeting Friday, a Los Angeles-based real estate broker urged that Evanston use its planned reparation fund to make grants to prospective home buyers to lower or eliminate their required downpaym
Evanston's Plan Commission voted 4-2 Wednesday evening to maintain a zoning overlay restriction that effectively bars development of long-vacant parcels in the 5th Ward for housing by designating them for use as new streets.
Evanston's Plan Commission tonight is scheduled to consider a request to remove zoning restrictions imposed more than a decade ago that effectively block redevelopment of a section of abandoned railroad right of way.
How zoning impedes affordable housing and whether rezoning could help provide reparations for past discrimination became a topic of discussion at Friday's meeting of the Evanston City Council's Reparations Subcommittee.