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10/18/2017 5:39:00 PM
Committee Reviews 601 Davis St. Proposal
Rendering of proposed building at 601 Davis St. from City of Evanston materials
Rendering of proposed building at 601 Davis St. from City of Evanston materials
By Matt Simonette

The Evanston Design and Project Review (DAPR) Committee on Oct. 11 reviewed a mixed-use proposal for 601 Davis St.

As proposed by the developer, Chicago-based Vermilion Development, the building would be 33 stories tall and contain 318 residential units. It would include 176 parking spaces and approximately 7,400 square feet of ground floor commercial space, according to DAPR documents.

Dave Cocagne, President and CEO of Vermilion, sought a number of allowances for the number of dwelling units, building height, floor-area ratio, number of parking spaces, number of loading docks, a curb cut for a drive-through between the building and the street right-of-way, and a ziggurat setback “that is less than 40 feet at a height of 42 feet along Davis Street and along the north property line.”

The building would include studios, junior one-bedrooms, one-bedrooms, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom units, ranging in size from 505 to1,515 square feet, according to Vermilion. More than 40% of the units would have two bedrooms.

The Committee will continue the project review at its next meeting Oct. 25 to address concerns raised.

Developers’ documents suggest that the project, one of many new proposals for downtown Evanston unveiled in recent months, would lead to the creation of some 30 new jobs, as well as 770 construction jobs.


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