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Downtown Streetscape

The Downtown Streetscape project addresses necessary infrastructure improvements to support Winnetka's business district in the long-term, including critical updates to water and electric services. Learn about the proposed streetscape improvements by reading the adopted Downtown Master Streetscape & Signage Plan (PDF) and read about the overall vision for improvements to our business districts on our Downtown Master Plan page.

Construction Updates

Phase I of the Downtown Streetscape project is substantially complete.

To ensure the longevity of the new hardscape items which include the new brick pavers, concrete sidewalks, and the hardscape items, the Village is asking all businesses to not use salt products for deicing operations during the winter months.  Instead the Village will be providing business owner’s with a free 50-pound bag or an alternative deicing product. The reduction of salt products is not only helpful for the environment but also safer for the new Streetscape items.

Contact James Bernahl, Assistant Director of Public Works and Engineering, with questions:, 847-716-3261.

A note about vegetation: the Streetscape project includes larger tree pits to promote tree health. In spring 2020, 21 new trees will be planted and a number of planters will be placed in the West Elm area.


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