Students and landlords pushed for repeal of the Evanston ordinance that limits dwelling units to no more than three unrelated persons while some long-time residents of the near-campus neighborhood spoke in favor of the restriction.
Some affordable housing advocates here are saying the city should impose rent control, and Evanston's gubernatorial candidate, Daniel Biss, is pushing legislation that would repeal a state-wide ban on the concept.
Evanston's inclusionary housing ordinance subcommittee meets again tonight to wrestle with a range of questions -- including how much the city can squeeze the new construction market to build affordable units before it breaks.
Evanston aldermen Monday night rejected a staff proposal to impose rent control restrictions on coach houses and other accessory dwelling units. They also directed the Plan Commission to draft zoning changes to legalize such units.
Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting at which aldermen are scheduled to discuss several proposals for increasing the supply of affordable housing in the city -- including removing a ban on renting coach houses to non-family members.
Evanston's City Council is meeting this evening to discuss several proposals to increase the supply of affordable housing in the city. Here's our live streaming video from the meeting, which is scheduled to get underway at 6 p.m.