Subdivision planned for former mayor’s land


Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to approve resubdivision of property on Darrow Avenue that was the long-time home of the city’s late former mayor, Lorraine Morton.

Plans submitted by new owner Rita Kats call for reconfiguring what now are four lots, each 33.75 feet wide, into three new lots. The southern lot would be 51.75 feet wide, the middle lot 48.25 feet wide and the north lot 35 feet wide.

Mayor Morton’s former home, which occupies the southernmost two existing lots, would remain on the new southern lot. Kats plans to construct a two-familly home on the middle lot and a single-family home on the north lot.

A city staff memo says the proposed resubdivision meets all zoning requirements for the neighborhood’s R3 zoning district.

Morton, who served 16 years as Evanston’s mayor from 1993 to 2009, died last September at age 99.


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