June 1 Harley Clarke update

On June 1, 2015, SEA President, Sheila Sullivan, attended the last Harley Clarke Citizen Advisory Committee meeting. The meeting was to wrap up the previous four months of meetings and to develop an outline for the final report to City Council for deliberation on the fate of the Harley Clarke property.  Survey responses were received from 1,375 citizens. Nearly 39% supported Option 1, and 28% supported Option 5—both options involve renovation and public use of the building. Among all of the options, nearly 70% of the responses were against commercially privatizing the property. 

About 60 citizens attended, including many community and neighborhood associations that support Options 1 and 5. At the end of the meeting, about twenty citizens gave public comments. The speakers urged the Committee members to pay attention to the overall message from the community survey results, written comments, and public workshop -- that the majority of citizens want the property to remain public.

Posted on July 30, 2015 and filed under Development & Zoning, Evanston Community.