Plans for an 11-story independent living and assisted living facility at the former National School Towel Service site on Ridge Avenue are now scheduled to be reviewed by Evanston's Plan Commission on March 9.
It's the second of three major developments now working their way through the city's approval process.
The new building, proposed by Centrum Partners LLC, which won approval last year for a transit-oriented development at 1571 Maple Ave., is designed for individuals 55 and older and is planned to have 165 units and 55 parking spaces. The units sizes would range from studios to two-bedroom-plus-den apartments.
A view of the planned building looking north along Ridge Avenue.
The project was first unveiled at a 2nd Ward meeting last fall.
The latest design calls for access to the building to be off an extension of Oak Avenue that once was known as West Railroad Avenue, and the developers plan to call it 1816 Oak Ave. But the planned development documents refer to it by the 1815 Ridge Ave. address of the now-demolished towel laundry building.
The first of the three projects currently under review, a 12-story building targeted to college student tenants at 831 Emerson was approved by the Plan Commission last week.
It's tentatively scheduled for review by the City Council's Planning and Development Committee on Feb. 8. But Community Development Director Mark Muenzer says continuing negotiations with that developer over public benefits could postpone that review.
The third project, a 27-story tower planned for 601 Davis St., hasn't been formally scheduled for the Plan Commission yet, but Muenzer says, assuming it takes two monthly-meetings for the commission to review the 1815 Ridge project, the Davis street plan is likely to reach the Plan Commission in May.