Here’s a recap of our live coverage of Monday night’s meeting of the Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m.

A packet with information on the agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 6:01 p.m.

Ald. Bobby Burns (5th) chairs.

Kelly, Nieuwsma, Wynne, Revelle, Geracaris present.

Minutes approved

P1 – Location restrictions.

Nieuwsma says this would address a conflict between the approval of Beacon Academy’s additional location at 1026 Davis St. and the cigarette sales license of Evanston First Liquors across the street.

Nieuwsma moves the second option presented — a more generic exception for the downtown area

That’s approved unanimously.

P2 – Special use permit for Beacon Academy at 1026 Davis St.

Approved unanimously.

P3 – Plat of resubdivision for 713 and 715 Sheridan Road.

Approved unanimously.


Community Development Director Johanna Nyden introduces a new staffer in her department, Liz Williams, who comes from Kitsap County, Washington.

Meeting adjourned at 6:07 p.m. “It’s a record” for a short meeting, some council members murmur.

City Council meeting to start at its originally scheduled time — 6:30 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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