"I've lived here >40 years and am a happy owner of a coach house. in 1975, you could have tenants but we were told it was illegal to rebuild the coach house. I always thought it was such shame to disallow something so sensible. It is encouraging to learn that coach houses may be in favor again. It was ideal for the years my mother-in-law lived here and we have used it for caregivers for my husband.” - B.Z.
"I believe EDC is a great model for Evanston — a place that tries to be all things to all people. In fact, it’s a project that can engage many different people and groups in many different ways. Finally — a real project that all of Evanston can get behind starting with affordable housing that fits into the neighborhood character of Evanston. The great thing about building more coach houses in Evanston is that we can increase the density and income diversity of the housing stock without changing the character of Evanston’s neighborhoods. Plus parking and/or storage is still included in a 2-story coach house.” - D.H.
“My friend grew up in a 1200-square-foot, 3-bedroom house, and it was perfect. Enough room for us to play and hangout, and also have his grandmother there taking care of him when his mother worked.” -B.B.