Vacant Lot at 1881 Oak, Evanston

Fronting on Emerson Avenue, 1881 Oak was the last undeveloped parcel in the Evanston-Northwestern Research Park. Developer Robert King and Carroll & Associates own or have ownership option on the site and propose to build an 18-story condominium high-rise. Despite the Evanston Plan Commission recommending against the project, the City Council in 2006 after extended and controversial hearings voted to approve. The site as of spring, 2009, remains vacant.