Central Street Neighbors Association (CSNA) is a non-profit membership group formed to promote and preserve the vitality and quality of life of the Central Street Neighborhood in Evanston, Illinois.
The "Central Street Neighborhood" extends to the Evanston city limits on the north and west, the lakefront on the east, and on the south, Golf-Emerson Rd. and McCormick Blvd. (west of Green Bay) and Noyes (east of Green Bay). Residents of the Neighborhood may join CSNA as voting members; supporters who live outside the Neighborhood boundaries may join CSNA as Associate members. Click here to join CSNA!
CSNA's purpose is to promote the social welfare of the Central Street Neighborhood and, secondarily, the larger Evanston community within which the Neighborhood thrives and with whom it interacts. CSNA believes in:
• Fostering a closer community of neighbors;
• Preserving the unique character, amenities, and ecology of the Neighborhood;
• Educating the larger community about the Neighborhood;
• Fostering a housing mix that is affordable for a diverse population;
• Preserving and developing natural green spaces, including but not limited to parks, trees, and appropriate landscaping;
• Preserving the viability and human scale of the Neighborhood business districts;
• Restoring and improving the Neighborhood by accentuating and amplifying its unique character and strengths; and
• Promoting livability and sustainability.
To accomplish its purpose, CSNA will:
• Collect, publish, and serve as a clearinghouse for data and information about and concerning the Neighborhood;
• Facilitate the education of people who live in the Neighborhood and in the larger community on historic, sociological, demographic, environmental, and other aspects of issues concerning the Neighborhood;
• Provide a voice and forum for Neighborhood residents;
• Act as a liaison to governmental bodies, institutions, schools, businesses, prospective businesses and investors, and other Evanston community groups and neighborhood associations;
• Encourage and facilitate an active citizen awareness of and participation in decisionmaking on all issues concerning the Neighborhood and its facilities and amenities, including land use and development, zoning changes, environmental policy, traffic patterns and safety, mass transit, bicycle and pedestrian accessibility, and public improvements; and
• Work in collaboration with existing neighborhood, community, environmental, arts, and preservation groups to promote and preserve Neighborhood aspects and facilities which contribute substantially to the quality of life in the Neighborhood, including but not limited to its architecture, arts, ecology, and social vitality.
Officers and Directors 2016-2017
President: John Walsh
Vice President: Jeff Smith
Secretary: Deb Weixl
Treasurer: Mark Sloane
Central Street Plan Approved, Evanston Roundtable, 2/6/2008
Central Street Zoning Delayed, Evanston Roundtable, 1/23/2008
Downtown: Time to bar the door?, EvanstonNow, 11/7/2007
Apprehension Builds Over Future Development on Central Street, Evanston Roundtable, 10/31/2007
Tower Vote May Be Delayed, Evanston Roundtable, 10/17/2007
Tower Downtown Plan Slip Together, EvanstonNow, 10/11/2007
First Downtown Planning Meeting Draws 150, Evanston Roundtable, 6/27/2007
Plan Commission Forwards Central Street Plan to Planning and Development Committee, Evanston Roundtable, 6/27/07
Central St.: Development v. Overdevelopment, EvanstonNow, 6/27/2007
Residents share downtown plan ideas, EvanstonNow, 06/22/2007
Board OKs master plan for Central, EvanstonNow, 6/14/2007
Committee Postpones Vote on Affordable-Housing Fund Guidelines, Evanston Roundtable, 5/1/2007
Where should affordable housing go?, EvanstonNow, 4/25/2007
Central Street Plan Goes to Plan Commission, Evanston Roundtable, 4/21/2007
Opinion: Neighbors Oppose Binge Development, Evanston Rountable, 3/7/2007
Blog Entry: Neighbors fight theater condo plan, EvanstonNow, 2/12/2007
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