The Zoning Code is located in Title 6 of the Municipal City Code. The Zoning Code promotes the public health, safety, comfort, convenience, general welfare, objectives and policies of the comprehensive general plan. As adopted and amended by the Evanston City Council, the Zoning Code establishes and regulates buildings and building setbacks along streets, alleys, property lines, use of lot areas, parking and loading, and the areas of open space between and among surrounding buildings.
The City of Evanston maintains 76 of its own parks spread over 273 acres. This parks layer also includes 10 Ridgeville Park District parks, 2 Lighthouse Park District Parks, 1 Cook County Forest Preserve (Perkins Woods) and the portion of the Canal Shores Golf Course within the City of Evanston as well as 2 parks just over the city's western boundary which we jointly operate with the Village of Skokie.