Open House, Success! Next-Up: Swing by the Idea Booth at the Holiday Ice Expo on Saturday December 16th

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Big thanks to everyone who braved the windy weather to attend the Streetscape and Signage Plan Open House at Village Hall on 12/04. Scroll down to view some snapshots from the event.

Holiday Ice Expo: Were you unable to make it to the open house? Never fear, more opportunities are here! Come out and join us at the Holiday Ice Expo, details below:

  • Saturday, December 16th | 3:00 – 4:30pm
  • Winnetka Ice Arena | 490 Hibbard Road

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Calling all Winnetkans! Join us for a Signage + Streetscape Open House on December 4th

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Elm Street Business District: Streetscape and Signage Plan

Calling all Winnetkans! Join us at an open house meeting to discuss the Elm Street Business District Streetscape and Signage Plan. Weigh in on what types of design and character you’d like to see in Downtown Elm Street! Village staff and consultants Teska Associates will be on hand to review the project scope and to discuss streetscape and signage opportunities. We hope to see you there!

  • Date: Monday, December 4th, 2017
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm | Following the public open house, the Streetscape and Signage Task Force meeting will begin promptly at 7:30. The public is welcome to attend!
  • Place: Winnetka Village Hall Council Chambers, 510 Green Bay Road

Check out the Village Newsletter highlighting the streetscape + signage plan!



‘Winnetka Streetscape + Signage Plan’ Underway!

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Greetings Winnetka Downtown Plan followers!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Downtown Master Plan and Urban Design Quick Poll, we learned that improved places to stroll, gather and dine in Downtown were top priorities.  In September 2017, the Village hired Teska Associates, the consultant that led the Downtown Master Plan, to work with the community to create a Streetscape and Signage Plan focused on the Green Bay Road Corridor and Elm Business District.

In addition to this website serving as a resource for the Downtown Master Plan, moving forward, all announcements and materials related to the Streetscape and Signage Plan will also be posted here.  Should you want to unsubscribe from receiving updates about the Streetscape and Signage Plan, you can do so by clicking the link at the bottom of the email notification received. Alternatively, if you are viewing this on the project website’s news page, please enter your email in the footer to become a subscriber.

We hope you will all stay involved and continue sharing ideas on Winnetka’s Downtown Streetscape + Signage Plan as you so generously did for the Downtown Master Plan!

Tomorrow @ 6pm: Preview Party for Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan


It’s nearly here! Join us tomorrow (August 29th) at 6pm at Village Hall (510 Green Bay Road) for Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan Preview Party.  We’ve come such a long way over the past year thanks to the input, insights and guidance of Winnetka residents, business owners, Village Officials and the dedicated Project Steering Committee.

Swing by Village Hall between 6-7pm tomorrow to enjoy cake and refreshments, chat with Steering Committee members and project consultants, and view a series of boards showcasing Draft Plan recommendations and findings. Stick around following for the final Steering Committee Meeting, starting at 7pm.

Let us know you’re coming!  Click here to RSVP.




You’re Invited! Draft Master Plan Preview Party 08/29

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Fresh ideas, fresh recommendations, fresh off the press!

Between the final vacations of summer and getting the kids prepped and ready for school, we know how fast the month of August goes. That’s why we’re giving you a full 3-weeks heads-up to mark those calendars and…

Join us on Monday, August 29th at 6pm for a Preview Party to celebrate Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan.  The past 10 months of collaborative feedback, engagement, workshops and events have come down to this! Come view your ideas and input in action. Boards showcasing proposed plan elements will be on display, chat with steering committee members and consultants.  Be sure to stick around for the final Steering Committee meeting to highlight the Plan starting at 7pm!

Open House Preview Party: View Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan

  • Monday, August 29th at Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Road
  • 6-7pm Open House + Refreshments
  • Steering Committee Meeting to follow at 7pm
  • Let us know you’re coming! RSVP below…



Tonight: Urban Design + Land Use, Draft Plans Presented at 7pm

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Hey Winnetka!  Join us tonight (7pm at Village Hall) to review the Draft Urban Design and Land Use Sections of the Downtown Master Plan.  We have been listening, learning and refining recommendations based on the steady flow of input received over the past year. Come out at 7pm to view a presentation on the proposed recommendations and district-specific considerations. Have something to add?  Great — Open mic is yours following Steering Committee discussion.

This time next week… Draft Urban Design + Land Use Plans to be presented at 7/25 Steering Committee Meeting

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Join us next Monday, July 25th at 7pm to review the Draft Urban Design and Land Use Plans for Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan.  The evening will include a presentation of major recommendations and themes unique to each of these topics as they apply to Winnetka’s business districts. All of the recommendations take into account feedback and desires as heard through public outreach and meetings to date! Following the presentations and discussion by the Steering Committee, everyone who attends will have the opportunity to comment and share their input!  Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you.

Meeting Details

  • July 25th Steering Committee Meeting
  • Focus: Draft Land Use + Urban Design Plans
  • Time: 7pm | Location: Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Rd



Have you seen the Draft Transportation and Market Plans as presented at the June 27th Steering Committee Meeting? Click below to view presentations on each!

Market and transportation findings align with public desires and vision statements

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Monday evening’s (6/27) steering committee presentation on final market findings and transportation concepts was greeted with consensus. The meeting, which ran from 7-9:30pm at Village Hall began with a presentation of market findings by Linda Goodman of Goodman Williams Group followed by transportation recommendations by Kelly Conolly of Sam Schwartz Engineering.


Monday 6/27 — Review of Draft Master Plan Components – Part 1

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Join us on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Winnetka Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Road (Council Chambers), at 7:00 p.m. for the next Downtown Master Plan Steering Committee Meeting.

On the talking table:

  1. Review of Draft Master Plan Components – Part 1:
    1. Market Findings
    2. Parking and Circulation Findings

Linda Goodman of Goodman Williams Group will present the final market findings and Kelly Conolly, with Sam Schwartz Engineering, will follow with transportation findings.

Everyone who attends will have a chance to share their comments following the presentations and discussion by the Steering Committee.

Hope to see you there!


Under the Microscope: Winnetka Downtown Development Regulations Receive Insightful Review

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Winnetka’s land use and development regulations were the focus of Tuesday evening’s Steering Committee meeting. From zoning and design review to the overlay, special uses and beyond. Michael Blue with Teska opened the discussion by asking a series of questions relating to the primary topic areas:

• What alternatives to current zoning procedures might be considered?

• How does the intent and application of the overlay district reflect the vision statements?

• What elements are most important to consider as part of the design review process?

• What type of administrative approval for some building elements (signs, awnings, etc.) would be appropriate?

All members took part in a productive and thorough 2-hour conversation that resulted in the following findings and considerations for next steps / plan actions. Scroll down to see idea boards showcasing talking points in greater detail.