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Permit sought for townhouse project

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A developer will seek final approval from Evanston's Design and Project Review Committee this afternoon for a building permit to construct eight townhouses that originally were scheduled to be built a full decade ago.

What had been planned as a 40-unit project in the 1600 block of Church Street got caught in the real estate market collapse with work on 32 of the units started and ony 19 completed.

Nearly two years ago, after a trip through bankruptcy, sales at the site resumed under a new owner, an affiliate of Boston-based Capital Crossing Servicing Co.

Kinzie Real Estate Group, brought in to build out the unfinished units and sell the unsold ones, now has completed that work and is seeking approval from the city to build the last eight homes.

The January version of the design.

Plans submitted for today's meeting show some minor changes requested by DAPR in January, including simpler upper-story windows on the front facade and all-brick surface on the east and west facades.

The plans call for a mix of two- and three-bedroom units, and at January's meeting the committee was told they'd be priced between $325,000 and $360,000.

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