Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to consider amending the city’s downtown plan to add roughly two square blocks to the north end of what’s considered to be downtown.

The plan would somewhat simplify a jumble of zoning districts that now apply to the area and would increase height limits in portions of the area.

The new plan was approved by the Plan Commission in January and was first proposed about a year ago.

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Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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