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Lakefront neighbors may get new parking privilege

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Residents living along Sheridan Road in north Evanston would be able to have visitors park on neighboring streets under a plan up for approval by the City Council tonight.

In a memo to aldermen, Deputy City Manager Erika Storlie says the vast majority of homes along the street have driveways and off-street parking, but the resident parking privilege would come in handy to provide “ample parking” for guests using visitor passes.

The Sheridan proposal is one of four parking changes on the council’s agenda tonight. Others would:

  • Impose a two-hour parking limit in the 2000 block of Greeenwood Street to deter Evanston Township High School students from parking all day in front of businesses on the block.
  • Expand resident only parking restrictions to 24-hours a day on the 1100 block of Emerson Street and on East Railroad Avenue.
  • Create a two-space 15-minute parking zone for customers of Hecky’s Barbeque on Green Bay Road just north of Emerson Street.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story mistakenly said that the residents along Sheridan Road would be able to park on Sheridan itself. The plan is to continue to prohibit parking there.

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