Three Evanston residents have filed suit to block construction of Northwestern University’s new lakefront visitor center.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the suit, filed Friday in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks to force the city to rescind its approval of construction of the $32 million visitors center at 435-space parking garage on the south edge of the campus near the city’s Clark Street beach.
One of the plaintiffs, Matthew Mirapaul, told the Tribune, “We’re doing this for Evanston.”
The City Council approved the project on a 7-2 vote, overturning a unanimous recommendation against it from the city’s Preservation Commission.
Top: A rendering of the planned visitors center.