Committee approves initial plans to build Orrington lab

Trammel Crow Chicago Development presented plans for a 10-story mixed-use office building at 1732-34-40 Orrington Avenue to the Design and Plan Review Committee at a special online meeting on the morning of January 5th. The committee unanimously approved the proposal, which will also require approval from the Land Use Commission and the City Council.

The development, which, according to city records, “aims to attract a wide range of science and technology users seeking research and development space in Evanston and the North Shore community,” replaces a Burger King franchise that has been vacant since December 2020, and a residential building on the southwest corner of Orrington Avenue and Clark Street.

Trammell Crow Chicago Development, Inc. Zone Map Change, Planned Development, and Special Purpose Applications, 1740 Orrington Ave. (Package Screenshot)

The site is currently zoned to the D2 Downtown Retail Core District. Developers will need a site rezoning for the D3 Downtown Core Development District. They are also seeking approval for a special use for a planned development and their required permits for their proposed floor area ratio of 7.0, height of 149.5 feet, modifications to the street ziggurat setback requirement, and number of parking spaces. of parking.

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