Plans for a 60-unit subsidized housing development for senior citizens in the 1000 block of Howard Street got a generally favorable review from Evanston's Design and Project Review Committee Wednesday.
Evanston's Plan Commission tonight is scheduled to discuss a proposal to downzone most of a trianglar section of the near west side, bounded roughly by Emerson Street, the former Mayfair railroad right of way and Green Bay Road.
Evanston's Plan Commission this week moved to open up a one-block strip of Howard Street for multi-family housing. But the change leaves housing bans in place in well over a dozen other commercial zones around the city.
Evanston's Housing and Homelessness Commission Thursday night recommended City Council approval of a loan of up to $220,000 from the city's affordable housing fund to have the Evanston Development Cooperative build a two-bedroom accessory dwelling unit behind a private home on Sherman Avenue.
"This is a fabulous new development," U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky told a small crowd gathered this morning for the grand opening of the 16-unit Housing Opportunities for Women affordable housing development in Evanston.
Consultants hired by the city met with the Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee Wednesday evening to discuss ways to collect feedback from Evanston residents about different strategies for improving housing affordability.
Members of Evanston's Housing and Homelessness Commission voiced support Thursday evening for plans to construct new coach houses in town as a way to make housing more affordable -- but how to fund their construction remained a stumbling block.