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Evanston residents can now access information on every single remodeling and construction project that has taken place over the past 10 years through BuildZoom’s Permit Mapping project  

BuildZoom said this is the first application of its kind to provide homeowners with details on every home improvement project in their neighborhood, including a summary of the work, how much it cost, and who did the work.

The map can be accessed at buildingzoom.com/map/evanston-il.

Users simply key in an address to see the details of what’s happening to homes in that neighborhood. Additional features allow users to filter by project type (e.g. electrical, solar) and cost. Through the map, people can also learn about the contractors who have worked in their neighborhoods.

The Permit Mapping project is part of BuildZoom’s broader initiative, to improve the consumer experience in the remodeling and construction industry, which lacks transparency and accountability.