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 Irv Leavitt A key problem the commission majority had with the project may not be easy to fix. Officials on that body said the three components aren’t part of a true “mixed use,” and comprise, instead, in the words of Commissioner Steve Elisco, “a campus of exclusivity.” Elisco maintains
By Joanna Schneider According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), more than 12 million renter and homeowner households are paying more than 50 percent of their income toward housing. Schechter said these families are severely “shelter burdened” and one paycheck away from displacement. Closer to home,
By Irv Leavitt A controversial project anchored by Life Time Fitness heads, still in doubt, to a Sept. 29 vote by the Northbrook plan commission on whether to recommend approval by the village board. Some commissioners have said the development at 1000 Skokie Blvd., which includes a fitness facility, a
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