Evanston City Council: Vote NO on the 16-story 1900 Sherman Ave Planned Development

Evanston City Council: Vote NO on the 16-story 1900 Sherman Ave Planned Development

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1900 Sherman Concerns started this petition to Evanston City Council

New version of high-rise: too tall, too much luxury, and too much affordable housing eliminated

1900 Sherman Concerns offers these details to support this petition:

  • Too tall:
    16-story, 168-unit structure in this residentially-zoned block north of Emerson - outside downtown - 100% taller than the Evanston residential zoning code permits (172’ where 67’ is allowed and 97’ “may be requested.”)
  • What happened to the affordable housing?
    The project flipped from providing 70% affordable housing units to 70% luxury units. Includes 20% low-income housing units AS REQUIRED, and 10% “middle units”, which are slightly reduced luxury rents for studios/1-bedrooms.
  • Bait and Switch? 
    Height, bulk has drastically changed from the developer's previous proposal shown to residents (11-story, 80 units); and the 70% affordable mix presented to City Council.
  • Plan Commission sought amendment to reduce height.
    “A laudable project, but we have to draw the line. 16 stories is asking too much of the neighborhood.” This building would be precedent-setting in the residential blocks of 2-4 story buildings north of the development.
  • Community Partner?
    The Housing Authority of Cook County uses taxpayer funds “to provide adequate and affordable housing.” As a community partner with Evanston they should better respect neighborhood zoning, and provide truly significant numbers of truly affordable housing.

VOTE NO - EVANSTON DESERVES BETTER

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