Evanston Planning Department in Evanston, Illinois

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Evanston Planning Department Contact Information

Address, Phone Number, Fax Number, and Hours for Evanston Planning Department, a Building Department, at Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL.

Name
Evanston Planning Department
Address
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois, 60201
Phone
847-866-2931
Fax
847-448-8120
Hours
Open Daily 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the Evanston Planning Department

The Evanston Planning Department, located in Evanston, Illinois, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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Evanston Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Evanston Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Evanston Residential Housing Units
 EvanstonCook County
Total Housing Units31,7162,188,394
Occupied Housing Units28,524 (89.9%)1,963,070 (89.7%)
Evanston Occupied Residential Buildings
 EvanstonCook County
Single-Family Detached Homes9,621 (33.7%)826,422 (42.1%)
Single-Family Attached Homes1,373 (4.8%)106,531 (5.4%)
2 Apartments1,992 (7.0%)173,998 (8.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments1,708 (6.0%)199,296 (10.2%)
5 to 9 Apartments3,039 (10.7%)193,244 (9.8%)
10 or More Apartments10,762 (37.7%)449,943 (22.9%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing29 (0.1%)13,636 (0.7%)
Evanston Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 EvanstonCook County
2014 or Later100 (0.4%)11,823 (0.6%)
2010 to 2013486 (1.7%)18,584 (0.9%)
2000 to 20092,464 (8.6%)150,523 (7.7%)
1980 to 19991,988 (7.0%)271,410 (13.8%)
1960 to 19793,869 (13.6%)496,981 (25.3%)
1940 to 19596,451 (6,451.0%)455,523 (455,523.0%)
1939 or Earlier13,166 (46.2%)558,226 (28.4%)
Evanston Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 EvanstonCook County
1 Room805 (2.8%)65,158 (3.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms16,594 (58.2%)1,247,682 (63.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms10,933 (38.3%)754,846 (38.5%)
6 or 7 Rooms5,597 (19.6%)543,198 (27.7%)
8 or More Rooms6,031 (21.1%)317,574 (16.2%)
Evanston Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 EvanstonCook County
No Bedroom1,072 (3.8%)78,078 (4.0%)
1 Bedroom5,513 (19.3%)299,464 (15.3%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms16,594 (58.2%)1,247,682 (63.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms5,345 (18.7%)337,846 (17.2%)
Evanston Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 EvanstonCook County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities28,479 (99.8%)1,957,344 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities28,222 (98.9%)1,948,863 (99.3%)