View Single Post
Old Posted Jan 23, 2018, 2:54 PM
Steely Dan's Avatar
Steely Dan Steely Dan is online now
devout Pizzatarian
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Lincoln Square, Chicago
Posts: 27,465
no surprise, this one is DOA.

Aldermen reject 601 Davis tower
By Bill Smith on January 23, 2018 - 6:12am

Evanston aldermen resoundingly rejected plans for a 33-story residential tower at 601 Davis St., Monday night refusing to even advance it from committee for a full City Council debate.

Despite a last-minute offer from Vermilion Development President Dave Cocagne to consider modifying the proposal, aldermen on the Planning and Development Committee declared that it was so out of scope from what they might approve that any new version of the project would have to start the planned development review process over from scratch.

Only Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, suggested a milder response -- tabling the plan for a few months to give Vemilion time to make substantial revisions to it.

The committee vote to reject the plans out of hand was 6-1.
full article:

evanston's city council is now mostly constituted of height phobics.

the chances of a tower over 300' being approved by the current city council are nil.
"every time a strip mall dies, an angel gets its wings"