Chalkboards Tallied | Themes Revealed

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The idea chalkboards stationed in Hubbard Woods and Downtown Elm Street have been etch-a-sketched full of feedback these last couple weeks — and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.  Village staff have been snapping photos of the boards and wiping them clean; the findings of which are displaying some interesting and common themes.

Relative to food — Winnetka is hungry for more options! Major “wants” include causal sit-down restaurants, healthy grab-n-go meal options, brew pubs, coffee shops, delis, bakeries, and ice cream shops.  Other ideas include adding a dog park (and dog drinking fountains!), a higher diversity of housing types, shopping options, yoga studios, a community center / place to gather, a new sports store and ice skating rink in Hubbard Woods.  With the exception of the ice skating rink, both boards displayed very similar ideas. Many other individual comments were noted and reviewed as well — for a detailed look at such please click the gallery links below.

Keep the ideas coming Winnetka — the chalkboards will be stationed and checked the next couple weeks until weather suggests it’s time to head in for the Winter. Not to worry though, check the Calendar page and Idea Zone to explore more ways to engage!  And don’t forget to join us a week from today – Monday, November 16th at North Shore Country Day for the Public Workshop where we will have 4 Visioning Stations for you to interact with!


Hubbard Woods Chalkboard Images


Downtown Elm Street Chalkboard Images