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One Winnetka Planned Development

One Winnetka Update

This summer, the proposed One Winnetka five-story multi-use development at the southeast corner of Elm Street and Lincoln Avenue began its way through the public review process for final plan development approval.     During the month of July, the Zoning Board of Appeals, the Plan Commission and the Design Review Board reviewed the project’s final plans to determine if the plans are in substantial conformity with the preliminary plans approved by the Village Council in January of this year.   Each body found such and recommended to the Village Council approval of the final plans.

Village staff continues to work with the applicant to finalize details and the legal documents approving the final plans.    The earliest the approval documents would be before the Village Council for approval would be in October.   Demolition and construction could not begin until after Council approval and until after demolition and building permits were issued for the project.


Agenda materials presented to the Plan Commission in July 2017 are below.

Planned Development Process

In contrast with the Preliminary Plan approval stage, the Final Plan approval stage is comparatively less subjective in nature, with an emphasis instead on establishing extensive record of the project’s more technical construction details.  Thus, in order to file for Final Plan approval, the applicant must submit multiple detailed site engineering, utility and stormwater plans, as well as plans for any associated public improvements such as streetscape, parking and public utility improvements.  Procedurally, the Final Plan evaluation focuses on two main elements:  (1) the completeness and technical design of the applicant’s site engineering, utility, stormwater and public improvement plans, and (2) confirmation that Final plans are in substantial conformity with the approved Preliminary plans.

  • Click here for an archive of the One Winnetka Preliminary Application approval process 2015-2016.
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