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

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m.

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

Meeting called to order at 7:21 p.m.

Minutes approved.

P 1 – Zoning ordinance amendment to establish the definition and land use regulations for aquaponics.

No businesses yet proposed here, but staff says want to be prepared.


P 2 – Zoning amendment to establish definition and land use regulations for micro-breweries.

Alderman Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, asks microbrewery doesn’t exceed 30,000 barrels a year, but says doesn’t see definition for nano-brewery in the ordinance.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, says any brewery should be a special use. Compares them to tattoo parlors and pawn shops. But says doesn’t want to put the current applicant through the special use process.

Approved for introduction with amendments

P 3 – Special use for commercial indoor recreation business, Precision Multisport, 2114 Jackson Ave.

Amendment proposed to set hours of operation between 5:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. M-F and 5:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and Sunday.

Approved. With suspension of the rules for final adoption at City Council meeting tonight.

Lorrie Pearson, city’s new planning and zoning administrator, introduced.

Committee meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

City Council meeting to begin in 10 minutes.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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