You wrote it! The final ‘Idea Chalkboards’ results are in.

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Thanks to all who contributed thoughts via the ‘Idea Chalkboards’ stations in Downtown Elm Street and Hubbard Woods.  Due to the dropping temps and impending snow flurries, the boards were removed following the Thanksgiving weekend.  Installed on October 23rd, the sharing stations were in place for over 5 weeks and the feedback was plentiful!  Village officials took photos of the chalkboards daily and when full, wiped them clean for more thought bubbles to appear.

Relative to desires, the ideas reiterated the most demonstrate similar themes to the feedback relayed at the Public Workshop (held November 16th at North Shore Country Day) and the comments streaming through the project website. The primary themes are highlighted via the colorful ‘Wordles’ shown below. The larger the word the more times it was written – thus making it a priority. Also, please note although it is not reflected in the Wordle, let the record show that we too would LOVE to see Bill Murray in Downtown Winnetka, but that request may be slightly outside of our control.

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Keep sharing ideas!

Visit the ‘Idea Zone’ to post and view the 30+ ideas submitted by fellow Winnetka residents and business owners — and stay tuned! Future workshops are planned in both February and March to discuss development of the post office site and other key properties.

Below are some photo highlights: