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Another high-rise in the works for downtown Evanston

A Texas-based developer has pitched plans for a 17-story, age-restricted apartment tower

1727 Oak Avenue.
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Last night, developers debuted a plan to bring an “active adult” apartment development to downtown Evanston, Illinois. Slated to replace a parking lot at 1727 Oak Avenue, the age-restricted project targets 55-and-older tenants, reports Evanston Now.

Rendering by ESG Architects

If approved, the glass, metal, and concrete structure would rise 17 stories and contain 169 rental units. The building is expected to feature active use on its ground floor and locate the majority of its 158 parking stalls on levels two and three of the tower’s podium. Amenities include a rooftop terrace and an on-site salon.

The Evanston proposal comes from Dallas-based developer Trammel Crow and ESG Architects of Minneapolis. A subsidy of Trammell Crow and ESG are also teaming up on an apartment high-rise proposed for the western edge of Chicago’s Fulton Market. So far, the development team has yet to submit a formal proposal to the City of Evanston. Additional public meetings are expected in the future though no dates have been set.

Chicago’s immediate neighbor to the north is currently entertaining a number of new high-rise proposals including a 37-story skyscraper at the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue, a 33-story tower at 601 Davis Street, a 14-story office building at 1720 Chicago Avenue, and a 16-story transit-oriented apartment development at 1450 Sherman.

ESG Architects
ESG Architects