BBQ - Grill Off Sat., Aug. 30 To Support Evanston's First Responders


Great Grill Off - Evanston's firefighters v. police - Support our 1st responders, have fun, and get a Great Meal for $6.00 (two burgers!) and vote for your favorite!

Today, Sat. Aug. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Whole Foods (rooftop!) on Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston.

Whole Food will provide a VEGGIE OPTION !!!  

We invite all our friends and family to join in.

The menu: the line-up is two burgers, a veggie slaw w/Doc’s Salsa, chips & salsa, dessert, and a drink. And, vegetarians can eat sides too  - note that there won’t really be a way to have a separate grill from where all the meat is being prepared.

The Prepared Foods Team at Whole Foods makes an outstanding veggie burger!  You can also go into the store and order something and bring it back to the roof so you can join the party too! 

All proceeds go to the Evanston Police and Fire Foundation. Purchases in the store for the grill off will be rung it up as a donation to EPFF too!

Support EPFF  and learn more at http://evanstonpoliceandfirefoundation.wordpress.com/

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Second Annual "groovin' on the greens" event to benefit Canal Shores set for Friday, Sept. 5

http://centralstreetneighbors.com/sites/default/files/Groovin%20art_0.jpgCanal Shores welcomes neighbors to its annual fundraiser, "groovin' on the greens" scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5 from 7-11 p.m.

Enjoy locally-sourced food and refreshments with friends and neighbors in a unique setting under the stars--all to benefit the continued improvement of the Canal Shores golf course and expanded opportunities for youth golf at Canal Shores. So, circle the date on your calendar now. Tickets are $75 and include food, drink and music. Ten tickets are $650. This is an event you will not want to miss--more than 200 people joined us in 2013. We need your support and we promise a wonderful evening--all for a good cause and at a reasonable, tax-deductible price!

To purchase tickets visit www.canalshoresgroovin.eventbrite.com.

Update - Planning Commission to Table Item Tonight

John Walsh spoke with Alderman Jane Grover this afternoon.  It was agreed that the Plan Commission would be asked to table the item proposing  text amendment changes to the Central Street Overlay District code (TEXT AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE 14PLND-0102 Section 6-15-14-10 Site Development Allowances in oCSC).

Plans are to have a meeting that will include CSNA, Alderman Grover, city staff and the developer.  It was agreed that the Plan Commission would not consider this item until after a meeting is held.

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Message from John & Dia Walsh (John is CSNA President)


Sorry for the late notice, but this information is important.

Join your neighbors of the Central Street Neighbors Association in appearing before the Plan Commission on Wednesday evening, August 13, at 7pm at the Lorraine Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue.

The Plan Commission is set to consider a City staff proposal that would strip from the Zoning Ordinance a protection enacted in 2007 to ensure neighborhood integrity and quality of life in the face of real estate development in the Central Street neighborhood.

The Central Street Master Plan, unanimously adopted by the City Council in 2007 after a consultant's study that cost the city some $200,000, prohibits "site development allowances" for planned developments in the "Central Street Corridor" district.

City staff will recommend to the Plan Commission that the ban on these "site development allowances" be eliminated, thus stripping the neighborhood of security and protection it has enjoyed for the past 7 years. The reason behind this City staff recommendation is a proposal to redevelop the property at 1620 Central Street, across from Mustard's Last Stand. Though no formal proposal has been submitted for zoning analysis, an architect's concept suggests side yard setbacks that are less than allowed under the Zoning Ordinance, creating greater density than is currently allowed.

Last year, the City touted the Central Street Master Plan when the American Planning Association named the Central Street area one of the "Ten Best Neighborhoods in America." It's time to remind the City staff of the wisdom and months of hard work that went into the creation and implementation of the Master Plan. Come out Wednesday night at 7pm to the Plan Commission and voice your support for the neighborhood and the Master Plan!

John & Dia Walsh

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City Plan Commission to consider changes to the Central Street Zoning Overlay

On Weds., Aug. 13, the Plan Commission will meet to consider a recommendation that would amend the Central Street Zoning Overlay to permit planned development. The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Central Street Neighbors was active in development of the current plan which was adopted in 2008 to support the Central Street Master Plan adopted in 2007.

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