7-Story NU Dorm Discussion set for Sept 20

A proposed Northwestern University (NU) dorm at Hinman Ave. and Sheridan Road is to be discussed at the Tuesday, September 20 meeting of the NU-City Committee. This meeting is held at the Civic Center, 2100 Ridge, in Room 2750 (Aldermanic Library). 

SEA opposes the granting of the zoning variances from the city needed for NU to build this building. Current zoning for this land, which is in the Lakeshore Historic District, allows for a 45-foot maximum building height. NU has proposed nearly doubling that to 80+ feet. 

SEA Encourages its members and other concerned citizens to attend this meeting and voice your opposition to the granting of zoning variances for the construction of this building.

NU can build this proposed building by right across the street on its main campus without city permission or zoning variance.

Posted on September 19, 2016 and filed under Development & Zoning, Lakefront Stewardship.