The Evanston Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee takes a first look tomorrow at plans to build a six-story, 65-unit condominium building at 1001 Chicago Ave.

The property, on the northeast corner of Chicago Avenue and Lee Street, was formerly the site of a Hollywood Video store. The proposal calls for including ground-floor commercial space in the new building.

Cook County Recorder of Deeds records indicate the site is controlled by Richard Fisher, owner of the adjacent Autobarn car dealerships.

Fisher last summer negotiated a sales tax sharing arrangement with the city to keep his businesses in Evanston and relocate some of them into the site on Chicago Avenue between Lee and Greenleaf streets once occupied by the Evanston Toyota dealership which has moved to the northwest suburbs.

The committee meets at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in Room 2404 of the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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