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October Headlines
Backyard Home Walking Tours

90 people signed up to walk through Evanston’s streets, alleys, and backyard homes with us on October 20!

Two attendees' comments stayed with us:

“This home is bigger than I thought."

"EDC is creating a real sense of community through today's tours.”

See Us in Print

An award-winning home - “Enable” - built by EDC President Dick Co is featured in the new book Downsize: Living large in a small house by Sheri Koones.

Enable earned 1st place in Market Potential at the 2017 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. This home features the same structural insulated panels (SIPs) that frame EDC backyard homes.

Featured Events

Keep Your Roots in Evanston: Backyard Home Downsizing
Wednesday, November 6
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Levy Senior Center (Linden Room), 300 Dodge Avenue

Come learn why AARP thinks backyard homes can be an accessible solution to help aging residents stay in their community, while EDC talks through the nuts and bolts of how to build one in Evanston!

EDC Monthly Neighborhood Hours
Friday, November 15
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM & 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7th Ward: Backlot Coffee, 2006 Central Street

We will begin hosting monthly EDC Neighborhood Hours in local coffee shops around town, rotating through all 9 wards in the coming months. Anyone is welcome to join us to discuss how to build a backyard home and a better Evanston.


Ready to Talk   Ready to Join   Ready to Build

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