What's happening with downtown construction

The tower crane at 811 Emerson.

Here's a look at the status of some major planned development projects around Evanston that have won City Council approval but haven't been completed yet.

Foundation work is well underway for the nine-story, 242-unit residential building from Focus Development now known as 811 Emerson St. and a tower crane has been erected on site.

The city issued a building permit for the development in April, which was known as 831 Emerson when it was approved by the City Council a year ago.


Andrew Yule at the May 30 DAPR meeting

The 15-story Albion Residential development, now with a designated address of 1500 Sherman Ave., is moving forward since its approval by the City Council last November, when it was described as 1450-1508 Sherman.


An updated rendering showing the new balcony arrangement on the south end of the building. The balconies had adjoined each other in an earlier version of the design.

Developer Andrew Yule won approval from the city's Design and Project Review Committee May 30 for some minor changes to the development -- changing the arrangement of balonies on the north and south ends of the property and reducing the number of apartment units from 273 to 268 to increase the amount of amenity space.


A workman doing cleanup work at the former Tommy Nevin's Pub on the Albion site earlier this month.

The developer has submitted permit applications for demolition and foundation work at the site and hopes to start that phase of the work sometime next month.

It's been almost two years since the CIty Council approved a planned development  at 1815 Ridge, also known as 1815 Oak. The 10-story building is planned as a 163-unit senior independent living and assisted living facility.

The developer now has applied for a foundation permit that's under review by city staff, which is also expecting an application for a second set of minor adjustments to the planned development.

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