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.
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.