Evanston City Council narrowly adopts zoning for concerts at new NU Ryan Field

Posted on AllSides November 21st, 2023
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With its mayor casting the deciding vote late Monday, Evanston’s City Council approved Northwestern University’s plan to rebuild its Ryan Field football stadium and allow it to host concerts in proximity to single-family homes. But as with close calls on the gridiron, this ruling is liable to undergo further review. The council voted 5-4 to amend the zoning that applies to Ryan Field by including concerts as a permitted use. Carrying over a split evident during prior public meetings, alderpersons were divided 4-4 on the question and Mayor Daniel Biss...

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