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One Winnetka Planned Development

Since 2015, the Village has been considering a proposed mixed-use planned development at the southeast corner of Elm Street and Lincoln Avenue.     Since that time, the project has taken a few different forms, but has basically consisted of commercial space with residential units above, and the addition of public parking spaces for downtown customers, employees, and commuters.

The current configuration of the proposed development consists of redevelopment of six buildings including 511 Lincoln Avenue, 515 Lincoln Avenue, 740 Elm Street, 718-732 Elm Street, 714-716 Elm Street, and 736 Elm Street.  In addition, a portion of the existing Village surface parking lot on the south side of Elm would be incorporated into the mixed use development and the remaining portion would continue to be used as a public surface parking lot (33 spaces).

The current proposal includes a mixed-use commercial and residential development with 31,865 square feet of commercial space on street level and and on the upper levels 36 rental apartment units, 7 townhouse units, and 15 condominium units.

The current plans call for a five-story, 59-foot tall building (with a 2.5 foot tall corner parapet) located at the west edge of the site along Lincoln Avenue, a five-story, 58-foot tall building on the east edge of the site, and a four-story, 48’-10” building on the remainder of the site along Elm Street.  The proposed development would be served by a two-level below grade parking garage beneath the building, containing a total of 246 parking spaces (115 spaces for the residential units and 131 spaces for commuters and downtown employee permit holders).   The residential parking spaces would be accessed off of Lincoln Avenue, while the 131 commuter and employees parking spaces, along with the 33 surface public parking spaces, would be accessed off of Elm Street.


PRELIMINARY PLANNED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION – The planned development process first requires preliminary plan approval by the Village Council, which was granted January 17, 2017.

FINAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION– Following preliminary plan approval, a developer must return for final plan approval to determine conformity with the approved preliminary plan.  The developer is at this stage of the planned development process.

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:  David Schoon, Community Development Director, 510 Green Bay Road, Winnetka, Illinois  60093.


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