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 abouy 7:30 p.m.

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

Meeting called to order at 7:26 p.m.

P1 – Evanston Sports Dome planned development 2454 Oakton

Rainey moves approval.

Wilson seconds.

Rainey mentions provision on the planned development proposal for staggering scheduling. She says that presents a problem for the operator and wants to remove the restriction, especially since additional parking has been provided. No objection.

Recommendation for introduction and suspension of the rules to give it final approval tonight … approved.

P2 – Zoning relief for 910 Hinman Avenue.

Alderman Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, says the old single family home that had been converted to apartments was in a decayed state and was eventually demolished after it went into foreclosure.

Says it’s a somewhat complicated site and a tight parking area. Says the variances are designed to make the property really usable.

Says new building will be a benefit to the community. Will be a condo, elevator building with parking. A lot of buildings in the neighborhood are vintage ones without parking or an elevator.

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Alderman Jane Grover, 7th Ward, also speaks in favor of the project.

Committee votes to suspend the rules and put it on the City Council meeting agenda for final adoption tonight.

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

City Council meeting scheduled to begin at 7:45 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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