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The Village has received application for a proposed Planned Development for a 1.6 acre parcel in the East Elm business district, commonly known as the former Fell store.  The proposed redevelopment site includes five buildings including 511 Lincoln Avenue, 515 Lincoln Avenue, 740 Elm Street, 718-732 Elm Street, and 714-716 Elm Street.

The proposed development site does not include the parcel at 736 Elm Street - Conney’s Pharmacy will remain at their current location.






The application proposes a mixed-use commercial and residential development with 46,400 square feet of commercial space on two lower levels, and 120 apartments on upper floors.  Plans call for a 7-story, 83-foot tall building located at the west edge of the site along Lincoln Avenue, a 6-story, 68-foot tall building on the east edge of the site, and a 1- to 2-story building on the remainder of the site.  The proposed development would be served by a two-level below grade parking garage beneath the building, containing a total of 209 parking spaces (164 shown as set aside for residents, and 45 to be set aside for retail employees).

The development plans also propose realignment of the Lincoln Avenue right-of-way, as well as the developer’s acquisition of a portion of the adjacent Lincoln Avenue right-of-way (shown below).



PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING SCHEDULE- All meetings which are to be held to consider the proposed development are open to the public, with time set-aside to allow for public comment at each meeting.

  • TBD – Design Review Board
  • TBD – Zoning Board of Appeals

WRITTEN COMMENTS- In addition to commenting at public meetings throughout the course of the review process, comments may be submitted in writing.  Written comments may be sent to, or sent by mail to:


Village of Winnetka

Community Development Department

510 Green Bay Road

Winnetka, IL 60093



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