- One Winnetka
The properties commonly referred to as the “One Winnetka” site, located at the southeast corner of Elm Street and Lincoln Avenue, are now owned by the lender for the previously approved One Winnetka project. The lender is currently working with Murphy Development Group on redevelopment plans for the site.
Proposed Amended Preliminary Planned Development
The Murphy Development Group has filed a preliminary planned development plan application (the “Applicant”), as the designee of the property owner, RIC (Winnetka Lincoln) LLC (the “Owner”), who owns 714-16 Elm Street, 718-732 Elm Street, 740 Elm Street, 511 Lincoln Avenue, and 515 Lincoln Avenue. The Owner also has under contract 736 Elm Street (the former Conney’s Pharmacy site), which together with the other properties make up the Subject Property. The designated architect for the project is OKW Architects, LLC.
The preliminary plan includes a four-story mixed use planned development for the property, consisting of:
- Approximately 59 residential rental units with 1, 2 and 3-bedroom units,
- 19,478 square feet of commercial space, and
- A total of 154 parking spaces consisting of 38 spaces at ground level for the commercial uses and 116 spaces on the lower level for the residential uses.
On Thursday, April 20, 2023, the Design Review Board reviewed the design of the proposed building and streetscape as part of its consideration of recommending approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness to allow the construction of the project on the Subject Property. The Board asked the Applicant to consider changes to the architectural design of the building and continued the application to its May 18, 2023, meeting to provide the Applicant time to respond to the Board’s comments. Since that time, the Applicant has requested that the Board once again continue the item to its next meeting on June 15, 2023. The Board will not take any action on this item at its April 20 meeting other than to continue it to the Board’s June meeting. The materials for the June meeting will be posted here no later than the end of the day on Friday, June 9, 2023.
The Planned Development Commission will hold a separate public hearing on approvals for a plat of consolidation, the preliminary planned development plan and associated zoning exceptions and special uses. The date of that public hearing will be set after the Design Review Board has made its recommendation on the project. (For further information regarding the Village’s planned development review process, please see the Planned Development Process section below.)
April 2023 Axonometric Plans
January 2023 Proposed Amended Concept Planned Development
At the January 17, 2023 Village Council meeting, the Council reviewed an amended planned development concept plan filed by Murphy Development Group (the “Applicant”), as the designee of the property owner, RIC (Winnetka Lincoln) LLC (the “Owner”), that owns 714-16 Elm Street, 718-732 Elm Street, 740 Elm Street, 511 Lincoln Avenue, and 515 Lincoln Avenue (the “Subject Property”). The development group also has under contract the property at 736 Elm Street. The designated architect for this planned development project is OKW Architects, LLC. (For further information regarding the Village’s planned development review process, please see the Planned Development Process section below.)
January 2023 Concept Plan from the Elm Street perspective
Planned Development Process
The first major step in the planned development review process is a concept plan review. The purpose of the Village Council’s review of a concept plan application is to broadly acquaint the Village Council an applicant’s proposal and provide the applicant with any preliminary views or concerns that members of the Council may have. A review early in the process allows an applicant to make adjustments to their plans prior to expending the funds necessary to prepare the complete documentation required for a preliminary plan application.
If an applicant decides to proceed with the project following feedback from the Village Council, they would submit a preliminary planned development application composed of all of the required documents for consideration by the Planned Development Commission and the Design Review Board. Property owners within 250 feet of the Subject Property would then be notified of these meetings by mail notice. In addition, a notice would be published in the local newspaper, and a sign notice would be posted on the Subject Property. Once the advisory bodies have completed their respective reviews, the Village Council considers the advisory bodies’ findings and recommendations on the preliminary plan and votes to grant, deny, or modify the planned development application, or the Village Council may return the matter to the Planned Development Commission or Design Review Board for further consideration.
Provided the preliminary plan is approved by the Village Council, the Applicant then needs to submit a final plan for the Village Council’s consideration. If the Council finds that the final plan substantially conforms to the approved preliminary plan, the Council would approve the final plan.