Elder Lane + Centennial Project

About The Waterfront 2030 Plan

In conjunction with residents and lakefront experts, the Winnetka Park District developed and adopted the Winnetka Waterfront 2030 plan in 2016. This plan is meant to serve as a conceptual guide for future projects that preserve and enhance our five beaches.

Elder Lane + Centennial Project

Proposed Plan

Below, you can find the rendering of the previously proposed Elder Lane + Centennial Design Development Plan. Currently, a revised proposed plan is under development, and will be shared here once available.

Lakefront Workshops

The Winnetka Park District is continuing to engage with Winnetka residents for comments, questions, and design input within a workshop format to finalize the Elder Lane Beach + Centennial Beach improvement plans.

Learn more about the workshops and draft plans below.

The Park District has put together a proposed schedule for lakefront workshop meetings. Once lakefront workshop meeting dates are finalized, they will be added to our board meeting page.

Below, view Park District draft workshop concepts + a break down of cost estimates for each concept. To be presented at the August 25, 2022 Special Board Meeting:

View plan concepts that were submitted and presented by the community at the August 25, 2022 Special Board Meeting + Lakefront Workshop:

Project Documents

Document authored by the Winnetka Park District staff for meeting with State Representatives Robyn Gable and Laura Fine June 10, 2021: Document authored by the Winnetka Park District staff presented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners August 26, 2021: Document authored by the Winnetka Park District staff presented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners September 9, 2021: Document authored by the Winnetka Park District staff for meeting with legislator representative for Senator Durbin October 5, 2021: Document authored by the Winnetka Park District staff for meeting with legislator representative for Senator Duckworth and legislator representative for Congresswoman Schakowsky October 6, 2021: Document authored by the Winnetka Park District, Property exchange agreement for 261 Sheridan Road (Winnetka Park District and The Orchard 2020 Revocable Trust) presented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners: Documents authored by the Winnetka Park District staff for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and United States Army Corps of Engineers staff: Document authored by the Winnetka Park District staff presented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners March 24, 2022: Document authored by The Lakota Group presented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners March 24, 2022: Document authored by Shabica & Associates presented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners March 24, 2022: Documents authored by Shabica & Associates, Inc. and / or the United States Army Corps of Engineers required for the permit application for Elder and Centennial Breakwater Project: Documents authored by Shabica & Associates, Inc. and / or the Illinois Department of Resources required for the permit application for the Elder and Centennial Breakwater Project: Document authored by The Park District Risk Management Agency for the Winnetka Park District, submitted to the IDNR and USACE for the permit application for Elder and Centennial Breakwater Project: Documents provided by Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Resources (part of the permit process): Documents provided by United States Army Corps of Engineers (part of the permit process): Documents provided by Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (part of the permit process): Elder Lane + Centennial Open House hosted by Winnetka Park District May 7 and May 11, 2022 (540 Hibbard Road, Winnetka Illinois 60093) for any community members to attend: Documents Presented and Represented to the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners June 9, 2022: Revised Elder Lane and Centennial breakwater plan as presented by Orchard 2020 to the Park Board of Commissioners June 16, 2022: Public comments opposing the Elder / Centennial Beach Project (the “Project”) as received by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (the “IDNR”). The Project details were sent to the IDNR in the permit application submitted by the Winnetka Park District (IDNR Permit #C20220006). Via a June 10, 2022 email to the IDNR from the Winnetka Park District, the Winnetka Park District formally requested to withdraw the permit application.  The IDNR formally withdrew the permit application June 14, 2022.  The public comments opposing the Project were aggregated by the IDNR before sending the public comments to the Winnetka Park District: Public comments supporting the Elder / Centennial Beach Project (the “Project”) as received by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (the “IDNR”).  The Project details were sent to the IDNR in the permit application submitted by the Winnetka Park District (IDNR Permit #C20220006).  Via a June 10, 2022 email to the IDNR from the Winnetka Park District, the Winnetka Park District formally requested to withdraw the permit application.  The IDNR formally withdrew the permit application June 14, 2022. The public comments supporting the Project were aggregated by the IDNR before sending the public comments to the Winnetka Park District: Friday, June 24, 2022 the Winnetka Park District board of commissioners unanimously consented to share redacted closed meeting minutes related to the Elder Lane + Centennial Project from January 10, 2019 through April 28, 2022: Public comments regarding the Elder / Centennial Beach Project (the “Project”) as received by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (the “USACE”). The Project details were sent to the USACE in the permit application submitted by the Winnetka Park District (USACE Permit #LRC-2021-00454). Via a June 10, 2022 email to the USACE from the Winnetka Park District, the Winnetka Park District formally requested to withdraw the permit application. The USACE formally withdrew the permit application June 14, 2022. The public comments regarding the Project were aggregated by the USACE before sending the public comments to the Winnetka Park District:

Lakefront Information

Board Meetings

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News

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Lakefront Videos

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Bluff Improvements + Shoreline Stabilization

Bluff improvements and shoreline stabilization are crucial to protecting our lakefront. If you would like to learn more, please click the button below.

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