Lakefront Master Plan

Lakefront Master Plan

Updated 10/3/16
The American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter (APA-IL) recently awarded the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 a 2016 Illinois State Planning Award. This planning effort exemplifies the practice of urban planning and stands as an example of way members are “Making Great Communities Happen”. Scott Freres, co-founder and principal of The Lakota Group accepted the award at the 2016 APA-IL State Conference Chapter Awards Ceremony on September 28, 2016.

Updated 2/29/16
On Thursday, February 25, 2016 the Park Board adopted the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Master Plan as a conceptual guide for future planning along the lakefront.

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 – Lakefront Master Plan

Updated 2/10/16 (revised 2/18/16)
Lakefront Master Plan Executive Summary (DRAFT)

Updated 2/5/16
The Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners will review this draft version included in the 2/11 committee packet and anticipate board adoption of a final plan at the 2/25/16 Board meeting.

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 DRAFT FINAL Master Plan

Updated 1/22/16
The Lakefront Advisory Committee presented the Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners with a draft version of the 2030 Lakefront Master Plan at the 1/21/16 Board meeting. This plan will be reviewed at the 2/11/16 Committee Meeting and anticipate a board adoption of a final plan at the 2/25/16 Board meeting.

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan (section 1 – Cover/Index)

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan (section 2 – Introduction)

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan (section 3 – Engagement)

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan (section 4 – Analyze)

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan (section 5 – Envision)

2030 Winnetka Waterfront DRAFT Master Plan (section 6 – Implement)


Updated 10/24/15

Importance of Shoreline Management Discussion & Tour
Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 12 pm
Tower Road Beach

 

presented by Jon Shabica, Shabica & Associates

Each of Winnetka’s five beach is unique, with it’s own existing infrastructure. We will look at each beach going back through low and high lake levels as well as reactions from more frequent storm events. Extreme changes on the lakefront and how those conditions will affect the proposed Lakefront Master Plan (Winnetka Waterfront 2030) usage improvements will be shared.

Public is encouraged to attend. Dress appropriate for the weather.

Part of the Winnetka Lakefront Master Planning Community Educational Outreach


Updated 10/12/15

Lakefront Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda #11 (10/14/15)


Updated 10/2/15

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Open House #5

Please join the Winnetka Park District’s Lakefront Advisory Committee (LAC) on Thursday, October 15 from 6 – 8 pm at the WPD Community Room (540 Hibbard Road) or Saturday, October 17 from 9 – 11 am at the Tennis Center Lounge (530 Hibbard Road) for the final public open houses to help craft a plan for the future of Winnetka’s lakefront. This is the last public forum before the plan is formally presented at the Committee of the Whole and Park Board meetings throughout November and December.

Visit www.winnetkalakefrontplan.com for more information and to review current renderings.

For those unable to attend the meeting but would like to provide feedback, please contact Executive Director, Robert Smith at rsmith@nullwinpark.org.


Updated 9/18/15

Visit the dedicated Lakefront Master Plan website to view latest information.

www.winnetkalakefrontplan.com


Updated 8/14/15

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Open House #4
Saturday, September 12, 9:00-11:00 am
Wednesday, September 16, 6:00-8:00 pm
WPD Community Room (540 Hibbard Road)

Please join the Winnetka Park District for the four in a series of four public open houses to help craft a plan for the future of Winnetka’s lakefront before it is shared with the Winnetka Park District Park Board for consideration.

Resident input is essential.

Lakefront Advisory Committee Meeting #10 Agenda
August 31, 2015


Updated 6/16/15

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Open House #3

Saturday, July 25, 9:00-11:00 am
Elder Lane Beach House (299 Sheridan Road)

Please join the Winnetka Park District for the third in a series of four public open houses to help craft a plan for the future of Winnetka’s lakefront.  Resident input is essential.

Topic: Refined lakefront concepts based on community feedback to date


Updated 4/13/15

Winnetka Waterfront 2030 Open House #2

Thursday, May 21, 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, May 30, 9:00-11:00 am
Winnetka Community House (620 Lincoln Ave.)

Please join the Winnetka Park District for the second in a series of four public open houses to help craft a plan for the future of Winnetka’s lakefront.

Topic: Lakefront Alternative Concepts


Updated 1/30/15
Please join the Winnetka Park District for the first in a series of four public open houses to help craft a plan for the future of Winnetka’s lakefront.

Partial planning funds comes from IDNR Illinois Coastal Planning Grant (NOAA).

Open House 1: Project Introduction and Existing Conditions Overview
Thursday, February 19
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Room, 540 Hibbard Road
Alternative date is Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Updated 8/1/2014
A dedicated website was launched for the Lakefront Master Plan.  It can be viewed at www.winnetkalakefrontplan.com and will be updated regularly as well as this site.


Updated 7/22/14

The Winnetka Park District is currently seeking interested and engaged residents to serve on a Lakefront Advisory Committee for this project. Once this committee is assembled we anticipate a 12-15 month planning process with a commitment of at least 1 meeting per month. If you are interested, please contact Executive Director Robert Smith at rsmith@nullwinpark.org or 847-501-2070 to express your interest no later than August 22, 2014. Once candidates are confirmed we will set up a short interview process to determine our final committee members.

Updated 4/21/14
District Awarded $119,000 IDNR Illinois Coastal Planning Grant (NOAA).


Updated 2/7/14
The Winnetka Park District Board of Commissioners has engaged the services of The Lakota Group (Project Leader/Landscape Architects), Gewalt Hamilton Associates (Civil Engineering), Shabica & Associates (Bluff Restoration and Coastal Engineering), Baird & Associates (Coastal Engineering) and OKW Architects (Recreation Architect/Facility Assessments) working as one team to assist our agency with a Lakefront Master Plan. This plan will encompass a community engagement process for the long-term viability of this natural resource. Focused attention will be placed on infrastructure, traffic, parking, bluff restoration, coastal/environmental issues, preservation and enhancement of native shoreline habits, facility usage and programming needs. As a part of this process, we have also incorporated the opportunity to help address sustainability issues with our lakefront residential property neighbors.

In conjunction with the Lakefront Master Plan process, the District has submitted an application for the Illinois Coastal Grant program administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. This is a matching grant for comprehensive planning for coastal properties. We feel that this project meets the criteria. The grant awards will be announced April 1, 2014 (Awarded 4/19/14).