The resident at 2715 Sheridan Road has filed an application to construct breakwater structures extending 125 feet into Lake Michigan. This application is pending before the Army Corps of Engineers and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR). You can find the DNR Public Notice and the application at this link.
The DNR Public Notice notice states: "Inquiries and requests to review the plans may be directed to Jim Casey of the Chicago office at (312) 793-5947 or firstname.lastname@example.org."
The deadline for comments has been extended to Friday, December 11, 2015.
CSNA has not taken a position, but generally opposes private use of the public waterways and Lake Michigan. It should be noted that an earlier application for a similar structure at this address was not approved about ten years ago.
CSNA and many other groups have been reviewing proposals for the future of the Harley Clarke property at Lighthouse Beach. The City Council postponed further consideration of options pending passage of a state budget. You should contact your Alderman and the Mayor to voice your position on the proposals that are now pending. One proposal calls for keeping the mansion as a City asset and maintaining it for public use. You can find more at the City website and reviewing minutes of Council meetings. You can also learn about the nonprofit Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens that has been formed to lease the property and maintain for public use. You can read news articles at the Evanston Roundtable website.
CSNA is on record opposing privatization of the public space.
Ten Mile House at 1700 Central Street has applied for an outdoor patio seating along Eastwood Avenue. This application needs to move ahead through committee before going to council. See item #3 from the minutes of the October 14 Design and Project Review Committee (DAPR) meeting. This also requires zoning approval (Zoning Board of Appeals) and the process is now pending. The plan is for paving of the parkway for tables for diners.
The City of Evanston Staff member responsible for the DAPR Meetings is Damir Latinovic:
Planning and Zoning Division
The Chair of the DAPR is City of Evanston Director of Community Development, Mark E. Muenzer:
Director, Community Development
Comments on any issue can also be sent to CSNA at: email@example.com.
Or you can use the public comment form here below.