Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this evening’s Evanston City Council Planning and Devleopment Committee meeting.

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

A packet with information on the agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 7:15 p.m.

Minutes approved.

P 1 – Housing Authority of Cook County funding request for rehab of Perlman and Walchirk Aapartments at 2300 Noyes court and 1900 Sherman Avenue. $150K from HOME investment partnership grant.

Sarah Flax of city staff says the properties were built more than 30 years ago.

Total project is $25.7 million. Completion expected in 2016.

Most of money coming from low income housing tax credits.

State tax credits $6.3 million. Leaving $3+ million gap.

Cook County providing $3M plus … city to cover the remaining $150K

If Evanston doesn’t put its money in, Cook County can’t put up its money either.

Says in effect are getting 170 dollars in match for each one dollar of city money.

Alderman Delores Holmes, 5th Ward, asks about relocation of residents during rehab.

Flax says some units in the projects now are empty because knew rehab was coming. Residents can either move within the building or relocate to other properties.

Holmes asks whether residents can have an aide in the unit. Jessica Poyer of the housing authority says that’s possible, with appropriate approvals.

Fiske says the project is long overdue, units will be wonderful, clean and updated. Both projects are in her ward.

Holmes says some building residents have been there 30 years or more — since the buildings were first constructed — and are now well over 90 years old.


P 2  – Commercial indoor recreation special use permeit for Tier One Training Center at 1017 Davis St.

Alderman Don Wilson, 4th Ward, notes that there is a sound-proofing provision in the ordinance. Moves to suspend the rules to give immediate approval.


P 3 – Special use permit for Teuber Veterinary Services animal hospital at 1815 Central St.


Meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

City Council meeting to start about 7:40 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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