Request #20-391

As required by ASTM Standard Practice E 1527-13 for environmental site assessments, EPS Environmental Services, Inc. requests to obtain information from the following Village/Town/City department(s) in order to ascertain the historical uses and/or occupancy of the following property, to determine if any may have had an environmental impact:

521-532 Lee Street, Evanston, Illinois
PIN: 11-19-214-024-0000


From the Building Department (or similar) –
Any records reflecting the permission to construct, alter or demolish improvements on the Property, and which indicate the Property’s original development and/or past usage history. Additionally, any records with environmentally significant information, such as the installation or removal of underground storage tanks, or records of complaints, inspections or permits reflecting air emissions, noise, asbestos or hazardous materials.

From the Zoning Department –
The current zoning restrictions; and if available, the historical zoning restrictions on the Property, (i.e., the zoning designation(s) and brief definition(s) only, not the entire ordinance) to determine if the Property’s use has changed significantly.

From the Fire Department (Fire Prevention Bureau) –
Any records or inspections on file reflecting the current or previous storage or use of hazardous substances or petroleum products, including the current or historical presence of underground storage tanks (e.g., installation, inspection, or removal records) on the Property, and additionally, any records with environmentally significant information, such as hazardous material incidents at or near the property.

From the Water Department -
Where does the Village/City/Town obtain its water (e.g., deep/shallow wells, via an entity, body of water, etc.) and where is the water collected and treated (e.g. Municipal Water Treatment Plant, entity name)? Is the water is tested periodically for contaminants and is in compliance with all EPA drinking water regulations, unless a local drinking water advisory has been issued. Any and all records as it pertains to potable or groundwater-monitoring wells located on the Property.

From the Sewer Department -
Does the Wastewater and stormwater run-off within the Village/Town/City discharge into separate or combined sewer systems? Which entity collects and treats the sanitary effluent (e.g. MWRDGC, JAWA)? If on a separate system, where does the storm water runoff discharge to (e.g., local waterway, lake, etc.) Any and all records as it pertains to septic systems on the Property


May 11, 2020 via email


May 18, 2020


Fire, Public Works, Zoning, Buildings


Kara Ingo





Point of Contact

Devon Reid

Request Closed   Hide Public

Denial of Request

Your Request is hereby Denied in its entirety. The reason(s) for denial are stated below:

 The addresses and PIN given do not match. The PIN is for 503-517 Lee St. and 1000-1010 Hinman Ave.


You have a right to appeal this decision within 60 days to Sarah Pratt, Acting Public Access Counselor, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, 500 S. 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62706, (phone number 1-877-299-FOIA) or to seek judicial review under Section 11 of FOIA, 5 ILCS 140/11.

May 19, 2020, 5:35am by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Department Assignment Public
Fire, Public Works, Zoning, Buildings
May 11, 2020, 1:04pm by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk
Request Opened Public
Request received via email
May 11, 2020, 1:04pm by Eduardo Gomez, Deputy City Clerk