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Design & Project Review Committee

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PURPOSE: To establish a procedure for the review of proposed developments or redevelopments to ensure they are compatible with adjacent development by taking into account the relationship of the new development to its surroundings with review and discussion by members of city staff and community members from various disciplines.  The purpose of Design and Project Review (DAPR) is to go beyond the basic zoning requirements and to deal with the site details on which zoning and other codes are silent. DAPR is not a substitute for zoning.  In carrying out the purpose of DAPR, the following are examples of elements which are examined:

  • Parking arrangement
  • Circulation
  • Traffic access
  • Building location on site
  • Landscaping
  • Signage
  • Drainage/storm water control
  • Exterior building design and materials

MEETING DATE: Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. NOTE (March 20, 2020): Due to COVID-19, meeting details may change. Please see individual agendas for specific meeting details.

PLACE: Civic Center, Room 2404

MEMBERSHIP: The membership of DAPR is composed of two groups: (1) Voting Members; and (2) Advisory Members.  Voting members shall be the only class of members entitled to vote on any matter put before the DAPR committee.  Advisory members shall provide the DAPR committee with insight related to their area of expertise as the committee as a whole discusses each matter.  In the case of city staff, the named member may designate a department member to attend in his/her stead.  The following are the list of members:


Michael Griffith

Planning and Zoning Division

Phone: 847-448-4311

Staff Email 

Public Comment Guidelines

Minutes Packet Packet Packet Actions Agenda Actions Minutes Agenda Actions Minutes Minutes Packet Packet Actions Minutes Agenda Actions
Date Agenda Minutes  Actions Packets/Presentations
04/01/20 Canceled      
03/25/20 Agenda   Actions


1815 Ridge Landscape Maintenance Plan

Meeting Video

03/18/20 Canceled      
03/11/20 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
03/04/20 Canceled      
02/26/20 Agenda Minutes Actions


1607 Chicago Ave - Additional information

02/19/20 Canceled      
02/12/20 Agenda Minutes Actions


Revised Presentation - 1555 Ridge Ave.

Revised Zoning Submittal - 1555 Ridge Ave.

02/05/20 Canceled      
01/29/20 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
01/22/20 Agenda Minutes Actions


1555 Ridge Ave - Revised Traffic Evaluation

1555 Ridge Ave - Presentation

01/15/20 Canceled      
01/08/20 Agenda Minutes Actions


1555 Ridge Ave - Traffic Evaluation

1555 Ridge Ave - Presentation

01/01/20 Canceled      
12/25/19 Canceled      
12/18/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


1801 Main St - Additional information

12/11/19  Agenda  Minutes Actions


601 Davis Presentation

12/04/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
11/27/19 Canceled      
11/20/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


601 Davis - Additional information

1224 Oak Ave - Revised plan, 11/19/19

11/13/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
11/06/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
10/30/19  Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
10/23/19  Agenda  Minutes Actions


1711 Church - Revised Site Plan and photos

10/16/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
10/09/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
10/02/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
09/25/19 Canceled      
09/18/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
09/11/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


2503 Eastwood Ave - Additional information

09/04/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
08/28/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


1210 Chancellor - Additional plan details

08/21/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


1245 Hartrey - Parking and sign details

08/14/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
08/07/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
07/31/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


1950 Green Bay Rd

07/24/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
07/17/19 Agenda Minutes Actions

Packet 1 of 2

Packet 2 of 2

1621 Chicago Av- Traffic Impact Study

07/10/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
07/03/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
06/26/19 Agenda Minutes Actions


1815 Oak Ave. PD - Renderings

06/19/19  Canceled       
06/12/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
06/05/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
05/29/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
05/22/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
05/15/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
05/08/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
05/01/19 Canceled      
04/24/19 Canceled      
04/17/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
04/10/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
04/03/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
03/27/19 Canceled      
03/20/19 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
03/13/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
03/06/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
02/27/19 Canceled      
02/20/19 Canceled      
02/13/19 Canceled      
02/06/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
01/30/19 Canceled    
01/23/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
01/16/19 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
01/09/19 Agenda  Minutes Actions Packet 
01/02/19 Canceled      
12/26/18 Canceled      
12/19/18 Agenda Minutes Actions


910-938 Custer Ave PD

12/12/18 Canceled      
12/06/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
12/05/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
11/28/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
11/21/18 Canceled      
11/14/18 Agenda Minutes Actions


1714-1720 Chicago Ave PD

11/07/18 Canceled      
10/31/18 Canceled      
10/24/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
10/17/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
10/10/18 Canceled      
10/03/18  Agenda  Minutes Actions Packet 
09/26/18 Canceled      
09/19/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
09/12/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
09/05/18 Canceled      
08/29/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
08/22/18  Agenda  Minutes Actions Packet 
08/15/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
08/08/18 Canceled      
08/01/18 Agenda Minutes  Actions Packet
07/25/18 Agenda Minutes  Actions Packet
07/18/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
07/11/18 Agenda Minutes Actions - corrected

Packet 1 of 2

Packet 2 of 2

06/27/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
06/20/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
06/13/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
06/06/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions


2707 Ashland Ave - Trienens Performance Center - Plan

05/30/18 Agenda Minutes Actions  Packet
05/23/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
05/16/18 Canceled      
05/09/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
05/02/18 Agenda Minutes Actions  Packet
04/25/18  Agenda  Minutes  Actions Packet 
04/18/18  Canceled       
04/11/18 Agenda Minutes Actions  Packet
04/04/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments  Actions Packet
03/28/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions


128-132 Chicago Ave PD - Market Study, Traffic Study, IHO Application

03/21/18 Canceled      
03/14/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
03/07/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
02/28/18 Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
02/21/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
02/14/18 Canceled      
02/07/18 Agenda Minutes Actions Packet
01/31/18 Canceled      
01/24/18 Canceled      
01/17/18 Agenda Minutes Actions


1233-1235 Hartrey - Comment Responses

01/10/18  Agenda Minutes & Comments Actions


1701 Main St - Building Program Data, Traffic study

01/03/18  Agenda  Minutes & Comments Actions Packet
12/20/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet 
12/13/17  Canceled       



Minutes & Comments  Actions



11/29/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions
11/22/17  Canceled       
11/15/17  Canceled       
11/08/17   Agenda Minutes & Comments   Actions Packet
11/01/17  Canceled       
10/25/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions 


Draft 10.18.17 Minutes

601 Davis St - Comment Responses

601 Davis St - Revised Parking Study

10/18/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions 


2215 Dempster Revised Plan 10.18.17

Dempster_Pitner_Alley Traffic Data

 10/11/17  Agenda Minutes & Comments  Actions 


601 Davis - Revised Development Plan 10.4.17 

10/04/17  Agenda Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet
09/27/17  Canceled       
09/20/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet 
09/13/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet
09/06/17 Canceled      
08/30/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions 


2620 Central - Additional Information

08/23/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet 
08/16/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet 
08/09/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet 
08/02/17 Agenda  Meeting & Comments  Actions  Packet 
07/26/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet
07/19/17  Canceled      
07/12/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments  Actions  Packet 
07/05/17 Canceled
06/28/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments   Packet 
06/21/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
06/14/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
06/07/17  Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
05/31/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments    Packet 
05/24/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments    Packet 
05/17/17 Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
05/10/17 Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
05/03/17 Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
 04/26/17 Agenda  Minutes & Comments    Packet 
04/19/17 Canceled       
04/12/17 Agenda
Minutes & Comments    Packet
04/05/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet 
03/29/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet
03/22/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet
03/15/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet
03/08/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet
03/01/17  Agenda Minutes & Comments  


831 Emerson- PD Application Pt.2


831 Emerson Revisions - 2.28.17

02/22/17  Agenda Minutes & Comments    Packet
02/15/17  Agenda Minutes & Comments    Packet
02/08/17  Agenda Minutes & Comments    Packet
02/01/17  Canceled      
01/25/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet
01/18/17 Canceled  
01/11/17 Agenda Minutes & Comments   Packet
01/04/17 Agenda Meeting & Comments   Packet
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Director of Community Development, Johanna Leonard, CHAIR

Planning and Zoning Manager, Scott Mangum, VICE-CHAIR

Representative from City Manager's Office/Economic Development, Paul Zalmezak

Manager of Building and Inspection Services, Gary Gerdes

Neighborhood and Land Use Planner, Meagan Jones, SECRETARY

Zoning Administrator or Development Planner, Melissa Klotz or Michael Griffith

Director of Public Works Agency or Representative, Dave Stoneback (Public Services Bureau Chief, Edgar Cano)

City Engineer, Lara Biggs

Representative from the Fire Department, Mario Tristan

Representative from the Public Works Agency, Division of Distribution Sewer, Deborah Cueva

Civil Engineer/Stormwater Management, Ingrid Eckersberg

Transportation & Mobility Coordinator, Jessica Hyink

Sustainability Coordinator, Kumar Jensen

Traffic Engineer, Rajeev Dahal

Cultural Arts Coordinator

Historic Preservation Coordinator, Carlos Ruiz

Commercial Plan Reviewer

Representative from Administrative Services Services/Parking Services Manager, Michael Rivera

Housing and Grants Administrator, Sarah Flax

Representative from the Health Department, Ikengo Ogbo

Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, Lawrence Hemingway

Assistant Director of Public Works/Forestry, Paul D'Agostino

Representative from the Police Department, Loyce Spells

An Architect or urban designer who is employed in Evanston or is a resident of Evanston and appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the City Council. Said Mayoral appointment shall be for term of no longer than two (2) years.

A quorum will consist of two Community Development Department representatives, one representative from Public Works Agency and two other voting members.

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