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Sept. 18 9AM court for Burger King more news coming - save the date.
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Chris Granner
10:06 PM cst(US)
We are, many of us, keeping track of all the great service-folk
recommendations by Sam and others. Perhaps we need to keep a list of folks NOT to call as well. Hanson Roofing, you may top my list.
04:40 PM cst(US)
Hanson Roofing is repairing and replacing the tiles on the historic two-flat next door without regard for throwing the broken tiles, rubbish, and materials into our yard - a tile hit our window air conditioner and the "supervisor" said that it was NOT their problem and to call the Evanston police (ed.note: they have far more important activities). After FOUR broken windows from the broken, loose tiles of the winter of 2015, the same supervisor said that the City of Evanston did not require "snow stoppers" on a pitched tile roof (they were recommended by our local hero, Sam Goss). One hates to litigate but, if this happens again, there seems to be no other alternative.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:48 AM cst(US)
Jarrett - I just checked the City's request for proposals for the lot and replacement of current public pqrking was a requirment for proposers.
BTW, thanks for asking, I am certain others were wondering about the parking.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:37 AM cst(US)
Jarrett, I cannot imagine why you do not know this – it is on page 355 of our 594 page packet for tonight’s meeting! https://www.cityofevanston.org/home/showdocument?id=26425

Keep in mind, this is the beginning of the process and it is 75 spaces, many more than 40! The public spaces will be recorded against the property.

THIS AGREEMENT FOR PURCHASE AND SALE ("Agreement") made and entered
into as of the _____ day of _________, 2017 (the “Execution Date”), by and between the City of
Evanston ("Seller") and Chicago Avenue Partners LLC, a Delaware limited liability company

(e) Zoning. As a condition benefitting both parties, Purchaser shall have
obtain Site Plan Approval with the following (i) Site Plan Approval with 75 parking spaces to
replace the existing surface parking spaces for public use plus the minimum required parking
spaces for the zoning entitlement required under Title 6 of the City Code; and (ii) zoning for the
Subject Property shall allow for the future use of the building as offices and associated uses for
the operation of office space. The 75 parking space in the new development will be provided at
355 of 594
no cost to the City, meaning no discount in the purchase price. Purchaser must provide a public
parking easement to the City to be recorded against the property.
Edited 09-25-2017 09:38 AM
06:54 AM cst(US)
Hi Ann,
I've been reading article after article about the 11-story building going up in the library parking lot. I'm a likely supporter of the project and can see it as a positive for the city. But none of the articles (that I've seen) address the loss of 40+ parking spots for library patrons and I'm very concerned. The library only has something like 20 spots available in their parking garage and those fill up fast. Street parking around the library can be nearly impossible, especially on Sundays when many seniors on fixed income like to visit the library bc of free parking. I'm also thinking about parents, guardians, and nannies with babies and toddlers trying to get to the library on snowy, stormy days. Is there a plan for replacing these spots? Will there be an expansion of indoor parking? Or will the new building include levels of indoor parking for library visitors? I hope this is being addressed. Thanks for any information.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:15 AM cst(US)
 SO many things to do!

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:22 AM cst(US)
/m36301 Tania - I was told to advise you to place your bulk items at the curb on Oct 6. I have explained to staff why that is a problem - I will date on Monday
Edited 09-23-2017 09:23 AM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:20 AM cst(US)

02:05 PM cst(US)
With regards to bulk pickup on Brummel...it's scheduled for October 6 (for Monday refuse collection zones)...I believe the alley will still be unavailable. Do we put the items on the curb, or will there be a re-schedule? Thanks.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
09:15 AM cst(US)
 Today signs are going up on the park side of the street that parking will be allowed there during construction of the alley.

Will figure out something for the dumpsters.
Denise Beaudoin
06:30 AM cst(US)
Ann, belongs to 743 Brummel. I am sure it was placed there by the workers doing the alley paving. I just think there is a better spot for it so it does not take away even more parking
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:10 PM cst(US)
 Next 2 capable people who show up at Brummel and Elmwood please push this dumpster to the curb at Elmwood and Brummel - Beyond a parking space PLEASE. Obviously humans pushed it there, humans can push it out of Parking spaces. Thank you.
Edited 09-20-2017 11:28 PM
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
10:32 PM cst(US)
 I can get it moved but you got to tell me who it belongs to
Denise Beaudoin
10:16 PM cst(US)

Here is the pic I meant to upload
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
08:01 PM cst(US)
Do you know the source
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
07:46 PM cst(US)

Must be moved
Denise Beaudoin
07:38 PM cst(US)

Ann, rather than take up two very precious parking places, wouldn't it make more sense to put this building garbage bin between the no parking sign & stop sign? This is now in front on 741 Brummel.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:02 PM cst(US)
Juvenile has been located
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:55 AM cst(US)
 MISSING juvenile please read

Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
11:19 AM cst(US)


Sanitation Services and Fee Charges Meeting
Date: 09/20/2017 7:00 PM
Location: Morton Civic Center, James C. Lytle City Council Chambers, Room 2800
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Karen Johnson
11:31 PM cst(US)
Thanks for the update, Ann! Even though there was no decision made,it sounds like your efforts and the efforts of other neighbors were very productive.
07:16 PM cst(US)
 Just asked EPD to check out Clyde Brummel park. It appears a young couple is having sex on the lawn back by the mural. I'm so glad we re-seeded the grass so they could be comfortable.
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
06:29 PM cst(US)

We had a really good morning - Evanston and Chicago showed up to let the Building Court Judge and Commissioner know that the property of 2319 - 2321 West Howard St. Chicago, disrespects neighbors both residential and commercial on both sides of the street by virtue of the fact he does not maintain his building. It is symbol that we reject and we asked the city of Chicago to enforce its building code and ordinances to force the cleanup, repair and on going maintenance of the old Burger King property.

Other than getting a lot of attention today, because the city of Chicago did not adequately serve the defendant, we will have to make another trip back to court. At that time, however, the city's case will be much stronger in light of the fact that the commissioner visited the property today. He also listen ed carefully to those of us who were in attendance regarding issues we found with the property. Ald Moore did a great job setting the stage for our appearance today. And thanks to Don Wilson for coming to show his support. This afternoon at the site, we focused on removal of the sign and the likelihood of the zoning violation because Penske trucks continue to show up on weekends. That seemed to alarm the commissioner as it is a zoning violation.
Karen Johnson
06:20 PM cst(US)
Any news to share on what happened today at the hearing on the former Burger King property?
Ann RaineyPerson was signed in when posted
01:51 PM cst(US)

Time to hold the owner of vacant Burger King building on Howard Street accountable for his neglect, Chicago and Evanston agree!
It's not too late to reserve your seat on the bus!

Ald. Joe Moore and I are leading a delegation of neighbors to a court hearing this Monday morning to urge a circuit court judge to throw the book at the owner of the vacant property at 2317 W. Howard (the southeast corner of Howard and Claremont)that once was a Burger King restaurant. We need you to join us!
City Building Department inspectors this summer uncovered several building court violations and the first hearing on the matter takes place this Monday, September 18th at9:30 a.m., in the Richard J. Daley Civic Center, 50 W. Washington, Room 1103.
FREE round-trip bus transportation is provided for both Chicago and Evanston residents to the court hearing. Meet us at the old Burger King site at 2317 W. Howard on Monday, September 18th, at 8:00 a.m.
If you wish to take advantage of the free bus ride, please RSVP by emailing me at arainey@cityofevanston.org
If you prefer to travel to the court on your own or will be downtown for work, please feel free to meet us at the courtroom.

I want to thank Ald. Moore’s ward superintendant , Dan Murphy, who cleans the property on a regular basis and has issued Mr. Rizzo thousands of dollars in tickets. Apparently Mr. Rizzo would rather pay the tickets than live up to his responsibilities as a good neighbor. Enough is enough.
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