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 6:32 p.m.

A packet with information on tonight’s agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 6:37 p.m. Ald. Eleanor Revelle (7th) chairs.

Minutes approved.

P1 – Dwelling unit occupancy, etc. subcommittee extension

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Ald. Clare Kelly (1st) moves to return the matter to the subcommittee to report back “when the work is done.”


P2 – Plat of subdivision for 1224 Washington St.

Revelle suggesting restoring the ban on curb cuts that DAPR suggested.

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Property owner Jim Tullio says the zoning board suggested having the curb cut rather than using the existing easement.

Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd) moves to ban the curb cut on Washington. Amendment approved unanimously.

Subdivision with that amendment is approved.

P3 – Special use permit for Salvation Army at 2424 Oakton St.

Wynne complains about prior Salvation Army store on Kedzie Street at Chicago Avenue. Says had significant problems with stuff left on sidewalk outside the store when it was closed. Amounted to an open flea market. Problem was never resolved.

Attorney for Salvation Army says new location has traffic pattern to resolve the issues and army will address the issues when the store is not open.

Will staff on Sunday when store is closed. Wynne says that was the problematic day.

Also will have security cameras and cooperate with police if have problems with abuse.

Wynne says she’s hopeful that the problem won’t present itself again.

Reid says he supports the project, especially for its environmental values.

Approved unanimously.

Meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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