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.
Sharing is caring! Come on out on Monday, November 16th to share ideas and feedback on Winnetka’s Downtown Master Plan. Teska Associates, project consultants, will be hosting a Public Workshop to develop a community vision for the business districts. Complimentary water, tea, and coffee will be provided.
The event will be held at North Shore Country Day School (Upper School) on Monday, November 16 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
North Shore Country Day is located at 310 Green Bay Road. Participants should enter from Green Bay and park in the lot closest to the Upper School main doors.
The Public Workshop is one of many opportunities to get involved with this high priority project for the Village of Winnetka. Come share your ideas about how to improve the Elm Street, Hubbard Woods, and Indian Hill business districts. If you are unable to make it please share feedback at anytime via the ‘Idea Zone‘ page on the website.
Big thanks to all who came out and took part in Monday night’s meeting — it was a productive one!
The focus of the evening was on Winnetka’s existing conditions. The working group session started at 5:30pm and focused on discussing and refining the issues, opportunities and priorities of each of the three business districts. At 7pm the working group reported back to the Steering Committee on their findings, considerations and deliberations.
A presentation by the project consultants followed, highlighting Winnetka’s existing conditions: Michael Blue and Erin Cigliano with Teska Associates presented on the Land Use, Zoning and Urban Design; Mark de la Vergne with Sam Schwartz Engineering showcased transportation, signage and wayfinding elements; and Linda Goodman and Zach Lowe with Goodman Williams presented demographics and market data. Q+A by the Steering Committee and the public at large closed out the evening.
In order to plan for future opportunities within the business districts it is first important to understand the current state and workings of such, as well as the demographics and market data for the Village as a whole. The report and presentation linked below presents that analysis.
If you were unable to attend please review the materials contained herein and submit any feedback you have via the ‘Idea Zone’.