Work is scheduled to start this fall on two high-rise developments located just a block apart in downtown Evanston.
Trammell Crow Company's High Street Residential subsidiary will start construction of its 17-story, 169 unit active senior living residence. at 1727 Oak Ave. next month.
A rendering of the 1727 Oak building.
And Condor Partners, LLC plans to begin construction of its 10-story senior living residential building with 163 units at 1815 Ridge Ave. in November.
The developers met with neighbors and city officials last week to outline plans for coordinating the construction schedule to minimize disruptions to the neighbhorhood just west of the Metra tracks and north of Church Street.
The construction schedules call for the the Ridge Avenue project to be completd by February 2020 and the Oak Avenue development to be finished a month later.
A rendering of the 1815 Ridge building.
Community Development Director Johanna Leonard said after the meeting that the Ridge project has a very tight construction site, with restrictions on how much the tower crane to be used can swing over the adjacent Metra tracks.
She said both projects will require closing adjacent sidewalks and parking lanes, but that the two way traffic will be maintained on the adjoining streets.
A diagram showing site logistics for Phase 2 of construction at 1727 Oak, running from January 2019 to January 2020.
Leonard said the city would be closely monitoring both sites, including using vibration monitors to make sure the work doesn't cause damage to nearby buildings. She said that under city ordinances construction work can't begin before 7 a.m. and no work can be conducted on Sundays.
Residents with concerns about the work can call 3-1-1 to report any issues.
A diagram showing site logistics for Phase 3 of construction at 1815 Ridge Ave., scheduled for March through December 2019.
The 1727 Oak development is now being branded Avidor-Evanston.
That's a new brand from the management company Allegro Senior Living, which operates 21 senior living communities, mostly in Florida and Georgia.