Former Plastics Plant Could Be Converted to Self-Storage in Evanston, IL

The owners of a former plastics plant at 2020 Greenwood St. in Evanston, Ill., have applied to convert the building into self-storage. The proposal is under consideration by the city’s Design and Project Review Committee.

The owners of a former plastics plant at 2020 Greenwood St. in Evanston, Ill., have applied to convert the building into self-storage. The proposal is under consideration by the city’s Design and Project Review Committee.

The former Spartech Corp. factory ceased operation in 2013 when the company was acquired by Poly One Corp., which subsequently closed six facilities.

The existing structure is approximately 85,000 square feet and sits on 3.5 acres. There’s room on the lot for an additional 20,000-square-foot building, according to a listing on the real estate website LoopNet.com. The listing also indicates the zoning for the lot could be changed for residential use.

A similar conversion project is under development about a block away at the corner of Hartrey Avenue and Greenwood Street, according to the source.

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