by Steve Sadin Though affordable housing units were not in the 1000 Skokie Blvd. project as some community members wished, Northbrook Village President Sandy Frum wants the village to study possible changes to policy. Frum directed Trustee Bob Israel, chair of the Village Board of Trustees’ Community & Sustainability Committee,
by Irv Leavitt Northbrook Village President Sandy Frum has asked a Village Board committee to study how to bring lower-cost housing to the village. The move came, she said, as a reaction to comments by affordable-housing advocates about the lack of such residences in the 304-unit luxury apartment building approved
Please sign the petition ASAP! Join us at the Northbrook Planning & Zoning Committee meeting tonight, March 1, 2016: Details > These are the 5 key messages we want to convey to Trustees Karagianis, Buehler & Heller at 5:30pm: 1) We can do better at 1000 Skokie Blvd. 2) YES
by Eric Stromgren A group advocating for affordable housing in the Village of Northbrook, Illinois, plans to voice its opposition to a proposed mixed-use development led by Life Time Fitness. Representatives of The Justice Project team in the Chicago suburb plan to attend a Village planning and zoning committee meeting
by Irv Leavitt Kyle Sershon works as a Northbrook store manager, but says the only housing in the village his family can afford is a four-room apartment in an old Techny Road house. “I guess we’re lucky to have a roof over our heads,” Sershon said. “Some people don’t.” He
By Igor Studenkov These days, the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Waukegan Road is busy with construction, as a Holiday Inn Express hotel is slowly but surely going up. But it wasn’t that long ago that the corner was home to the Travelers Inn. It was home to some of
Open Communities was founded more than four decades ago on a powerful vision: to establish an inclusive society on the North Shore, free of discrimination, and with equal access to fair housing and other opportunities for all. The organization’s focus was solely on housing until 2012 when Open Communities expanded
By Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members approved Nov. 23 their first major changes to an affordable housing ordinance in nearly eight years, hoping to spur developers to include more affordable units in their projects. The changes cover all new developments with five or more units in areas close to
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