Micro Dwelling Unit Ordinance
In early November, the City of Evanston Zoning Committee voted to advance regulations which allow for “micro dwelling units.”
Currently, small or irregular properties which defy the “minimum lot size” requirement in Evanston sit vacant, as seeking a variance to build a home is often too costly or too uncertain. Through this ordinance, “micro dwelling units” would be allowed on these properties, as well as in any of the City’s residential zoning districts.
Seeing the opportunity to add units to underutilized land in Evanston, EDC and Joining Forces for Affordable Housing teamed up to advocate for this affordable housing policy. It will go to Plan Commission next, before heading to City Council. Evanston Now wrote about the proposed zoning changes in this article.