chicago-condos Stephen on 25 Sep 2007 01:06 pm

Evanston tower gets complaints from local residents

A planned 49-floor tower in the heart of Evanston is causing a lot of debate around the city.  Residents opposed to the tower flocked to the Plan Commission meeting held last Thursday.

The tower is planned for 708 Church Street.  The developer, Focus Development, Inc. presented revised plans for the building to local residents.  Revisions included increased parking spaces to reduce the overflow of cars onto local roads.

Focus Development would also build a smaller tower and retail on the site, giving downtown residents more shopping options.

According to supporters of the project, Evanston needs more condominium space.  Young professionals from the area are constantly being lured to downtown Chicago because of the conveniently lifestyle.

Having a mix of residential and retail development in the heart of downtown could bring many locals back to the city from other neighborhoods around Chicago.

Opponents to the project bemoan what they see as the extension of Chicago to its northern suburbs.  Many want Evanston to stay close to its historical roots and avoid the tall condominium developments that are common across Chicago.

New Chicago Condos are coming on the market everyday around the city.

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