Category: City News

Low vacancy rate doesn’t pass eye test with one EDC member

By Bob Seidenberg The economic development climate in Evanston is expected to start warming up next month, when a report on Evanston business districts is due. At the city’s Economic Development Committee meeting Wednesday, Jan. 25, Paul Zalmezak, Evanston’s economic development manager,…
Step by step, new ward boundaries taking shape in Evanston

By Bob Seidenberg Members of the city’s Redistricting Committee are inching toward mapping the city’s first new political boundaries in 20 years. Committee members have now conducted ward-to-ward analyses in eight of the city’s nine wards, with a meeting on…
A new life for the Masonic Temple building

By Bob Seidenberg Evanston’s Masonic Temple, a local landmark that has sat vacant in recent years, will see new life as a residential apartment building after backing from the Evanston City Council on Jan. 9. Council members approved as part of…
Evanston TIFs will likely see increased activity in 2023

By Bob Seidenberg How are Evanston’s Tax Increment  Financing Districts faring? There was no definitive answer yet as Evanston officials said at the city’s annual Joint Board meeting Dec. 19 they are still awaiting more current revenue figures from Cook County.…