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.
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’.