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Plan Commission to tackle Mather and two other projects on Dec. 7

The Evanston Plan Commission will continue its hearing on Mather Lifeway’s proposal to teardown and replace its two retirement communities at Davis Street and Hinman Avenue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, at the Civic Center.

The Evanston Plan Commission will continue its hearing on Mather Lifeway’s proposal to teardown and replace its two retirement communities at Davis Street and Hinman Avenue at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, at the Civic Center.
The commission is also scheduled to review that night a proposal to turn an abandoned factory building at 2100 Greenwood St. into live/work condominiums, and a proposal to build affordable rental housing on the northwest corner of Church Street and Darrow Avenue.

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AGENDA
EVANSTON PLAN COMMISSION
Special Meeting of WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2005 / 7:00 P.M.
Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue, COUNCIL CHAMBERS

ORDER OF AGENDA ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

I. CALL TO ORDER / DECLARATION OF QUORUM
II. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES FROM NOVEBMER 9, 2005
III. SCHEDULING OF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING AND DISCUSSION OF
2006 SCHEDULE FOR REGULAR MEETINGS
IV. DISCUSSION OF PLAN COMMISSION RULES
V. CONTINUATION OF PROPOSED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HEARING

ZPC 05-05 PD 422 Davis / 1615 Hinman (Mather Planned
Development)

An application by Mather LifeWays, an Illinois not-for-profit
corporation with offices at 1603 Orrington, suite 1800, Evanston,
Illinois, property owner, for a Planned Development for the property
commonly known as 415 Davis, mapped within the R1, Single Family
District; 422 Davis and 1615 Hinman, mapped within the R6, General
Residential District. The applicant requests that the city grant a
planned development as a form of special use including such development
allowances, exceptions to development allowances or other relief as may
be necessary to allow the construction in two phases of 245 independent
living residences, plus approximately 24 assisted living and 40
long-term care residences, with underground parking for approximately
249 vehicles. The applicant asks for a planned development through a
special use permit and development allowances for a planned development
relative to the following features affecting bulk and density: height,
location and placement of buildings, building lot coverage, impervious
surface coverage, number of dwelling units, and off-street parking and
loading to permit the construction of the proposed improvements on the
subject property.

VI. PROPOSED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HEARING

ZPC 05-09 PD&M 2100 Greenwood

An application by 2100 Greenwood Lofts, LLC, property owner, for a Map
Amendment and a Planned Development. The applicant is the owner of the
property commonly known as 2100 Greenwood, presently located within the
I2 General Industrial Zoning District. The applicant requests that the
City remove the subject property from the I2 General Industrial
District
and place it wholly within the MU Transitional Manufacturing District.
The applicant also requests that the City grant a planned development
as
a form of special use permit including such development allowances,
exceptions to development allowances, and other relief as may be
necessary to allow redevelopment of 2100 Greenwood for multi-family
residential with accessory parking. Generally, the applicant proposes
to renovate the existing structure at 2100 Greenwood to develop a
multi-family residential building with the following characteristics:
a) approximately 26 live-work loft condominium units; b) a
defined gross floor area (excluding parking loading, storage,
mechanicals, and uses accessory to the building) of approximately
46,131
square feet, resulting in a floor area ratio of about 0.84; c) a
maximum
defined building height of approximately 45 feet; and d) approximately
32 off-street parking spaces enclosed within the building and one open
off-street parking space.

VII. PROPOSED PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HEARING

ZPC 05-10 PD 1708-1710 Darrow/1801-1805 Church

An application by Housing Opportunity Development Corporation, property
owner of 1708-1710 Darrow and contract purchaser of 1801-1805 Church,
for a Planned Development for the property commonly known as 1708-1710
Darrow/1801-1805 Church, presently located within the B2 Business
District. The applicant requests that the City grant a planned
development as a form of special use permit including such development
allowances, exceptions to development allowances, and other relief as
may be necessary to allow redevelopment of 1708-1710 Darrow/1801-1805
Church with a mixed-use building with ground floor office and community
space, multi-family residential uses, and accessory parking.
Generally,
the applicant proposes to construct a four-story multi-family
residential building with the following characteristics: a)
approximately 27 affordable housing units; b) a defined gross floor
area
(excluding parking loading, storage, mechanicals, and uses accessory to
the building) of approximately 40,167 square feet, resulting in a floor
area ratio of about 2.4; c) a maximum defined building height of
approximately 45 feet; and d) approximately 19 off-street parking
spaces
enclosed within the building and 11 open off-street parking spaces.

VIII. COMMITTEE UPDATES AND REPORTS
* Design Guidelines Committee
* Neighborhood Planning Committee
* Zoning Committee
* Community Development Committee
* Economic Development Committee
* Parking Committee
* Planning & Development Committee
* Downtown Visioning
* Lighthouse Committee
* Place Names Committee

IX. ADJOURNMENT

The next regular meeting of the Plan Commission has been scheduled for
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005 at 7pm in the Civic Center.

Order of agenda items is subject to change. Questions can be directed
to Tracy Norfleet, General Planner, at 847/866-2928. The City of
Evanston is committed to making all public meetings accessible to
persons with disabilities. Any citizen needing mobility or
communications access assistance should contact the Facilities
Management Office at 847/866-2916 (voice) or 847/328-4080 (TDD).

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