2603 Sheridan Road

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Sale or Long-Term Lease


Historic Mansion and Coach House

3 Story Mansion + Basement + Conservatory /
20,275 Square Feet

Coach House (2 Apartments) + 3 Car Garage /
4,383 Square 

With expansive views of Lake Michigan, the Harley Clarke Mansion is just steps away from Evanston’s beautiful Lighthouse Beach and historic Grosse Point Lighthouse, and only one mile from vibrant downtown Evanston. The English Tudor mansion boasts a magnificent curving staircase, more than 20 generous room/studio spaces, 10 bathrooms, a conservatory, and basement.
The property includes a tranquil Jens Jensen Garden.

About 2603 Sheridan Road and the Request for the Proposal

The City of Evanston is seeking to enter into a long-term lease or sale of the Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House to a party that will invest in and renovate the property. The property is located at 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60201. The land under the Mansion will remain, in its entirety, fully owned by the City of Evanston. The party will be required to incorporate a public component (e.g. café, museum space, classes).

There will be two Community Meetings for interested parties to present their proposal to the public on August 6, 2019 and November 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Parasol Room, Evanston, IL 60201.  These meetings are not mandatory but are provided in case interested parties want to determine interest in their project from the general public.  In addition, there will be a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting on January 22, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at the City of Evanston Civic Center, Room 2404 to discuss the proposed work and receive answers to questions related to the project.

Additionally, the City will have tours of the buildings on the following dates: June 3, 4 and 5; July 1 and 2; August 1 and 2; September 3, 4, and 5; and October 1, 2 and 3.  Tours can be scheduled by going to www.cityofevanston.org/2603Sheridan. All parties who attend a tour must retain a professional manner and are not allowed to question or discuss proposals with other visitors.   

Sealed proposals shall conform to the RFP on file in the Purchasing Office. The document, including all necessary plans and specifications, will be available in the Purchasing Office on May 16, 2019. Parties interested in submitting a bid should contact the Purchasing Office to receive a copy of the bid or see the City’s website at: www.cityofevanston.org/business/bids-proposals/  or Demandstar at: www.demandstar.com.

The City of Evanston (the City) in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, hereby notifies all organizations that it will ensure that the contract(s) entered into pursuant to this notice will be awarded to the successful organization without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation marital status, disability, familial status or national origin. The City of Evanston reserves the right to reject any or all submittals or to accept the submittal(s) deemed most advantageous to the City.

Each Proposer shall be required to submit with his/her proposal a Disclosure of Ownership Interest Statement Form in accordance with Section 1-18-1 et seq. of the City Code.  Failure to submit such information may result in the disqualification of such proposal.




Updated on 04/05/2019 1:45 PM

Photos of Harley Clarke Mansion