Trib critic likes ‘The Main’


Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin, asked by readers to find a suburban transit oriented development project he likes, settled on one here in Evanston.

After he bashed the look of a TOD development in Wilmette last week, Kamin says readers asked him whether there are any good ones.

And, Kamin responded — after dinging a project in LaGrange — with fairly high praise for The Main, at 847 Chicago Ave. in Evanston.

Although Kamin says Evanstn residents “have made a blood sport of attacking high-rise plans they deem out of character,” he likes the “saw-toothed wall of glass” at The Main, its setback from Main Street and “handsome brickwork that pays homage to the craft and texture of the building’s older neighbors.”

Find more of what Kamin has to say here.

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