Category Archives: Winnetka TAPs

Winnetka Park District in Support of ULI Chicago Panel Recommendation

September 23, 2013 – TribLocal Winnetka & Northfield – Study recommends Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods business district become a village gathering place A recent study of Winnetka’s Hubbard Woods business district recommends re-casting the neighborhood park as a village “great lawn,” linking residents and visitors alike to a vibrant arts and design-themed shopping and dining destination.  Officials said the idea was inspired by the energy and community spirit found at New York City’s Bryant Park. As conducted by Chicago-area officials with the nonprofit organization Urban Land Institute, which promotes the responsible use … Read More

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Winnetka Village Board reviews recommendations offered by ULI Chicago TAPs

August 13, 2013 – Chicago Tribune – Winnetka studies its commercial districts Significant changes to Winnetka’s three commercial business districts are among the recommendations included in an Urban Land Institute study recently presented to the village council. The institute on Aug. 6 gave the second of two presentations to the council, including an assessment of Winnetka’s commercial health while also proposing a long-term commercial strategy for the village. A focus is on the revitalization of Winnetka’s three commercial districts: Indian Hill, East/West Elm, and Hubbard Woods.  Read Full Article August … Read More

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Winnetka’s Opportunity Sites Workshop continues Technical Assistance Services provided by ULI Chicago

ULI Chicago recently conducted the Winnetka Opportunity Sites Workshop, the second in a series of technical assistance services provided to the Village of Winnetka. The 8-member panel focused on long-term strategies to revitalize Winnetka’s commercial areas while remaining balanced, economically sustainable, and consistent with existing community character. ULI Chicago hopes that recommendations and lessons-learned from the Workshop will help communities around the Chicago region struggling with similar issues. In February of this year, ULI Chicago conducted the Winnetka Commercial Districts TAP which assessed three distinct business districts (Indian Hill, Elm Street, … Read More

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Winnetka business owners hoping for change following ULI Chicago Panel

April 2, 2013 – TribLocal Winnetka & Northfield – Winnetka business owners hoping for change Looser regulations would make serving consumers easier, they say Some Winnetka business owners say looser regulations would make it easier to serve changing consumer habits. For example, customers of D’s Haute Dogs can now wash down a hot dog with a cold beer while watching a game. But it shouldn’t have been so difficult to get the liquor license, said Jared Boyar, the restaurant’s owner. “They’re trying to preserve 1955 Winnetka,” Boyar said of village … Read More

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Trustees excited by vision for Winnetka’s business districts

March 27, 2013 – Chicago Tribune –  Imagine Winnetka with several lively business districts, where one might take in an summer arts festival in Hubbard Woods, then grab a beer and watch a game in one of many pub options in the Elm Street district. Such was the vision presented to the Village Council by members of the Urban Land Institute at a recent meeting. The presentation covered the findings of the first of two “technical assistance panels,” providing recommendations on how to invigorate the flagging business districts. Read Full … Read More

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Issues Addressed by Winnetka TAP Faced by Other Communities Across the Country

Tina Dalman, panel member for Winnetka’s Commercial Districts TAP held on February 27-28, 2013, questions how retail will adapt to shifting downtown markets. The panel discussed how changes in shopper behavior paired with significant retail growth in surrounding communities have presented a new problem, both for existing retailers who have seen the number of shoppers decline and online retail competition increase, and building owners experiencing difficulty in attracting tenants. The February panel was the first in a series of two panels that will help create a long-term commercial area strategy for the Village of Winnetka … Read More

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ULI Experts Address Commercial Districts in Winnetka TAP

ULI expert panelists are in Winnetka, February 27-28, 2013, for the Winnetka Commercial Districts TAP, and will recommend targets for the Village’s commercial health; identify retail opportunities; offer recommendations for competitive regulation and partnership between the Village, retailers and owners; and, address issues outlined in the panel Scope of Work. Thank you to the following ULI experts who are volunteering their time to participate in this first of two panels taking place in Winnetka over the next few months. Panel Chair John Bucksbaum, Bucksbaum Retail Properties, LLC Panel Members Todd Berlinghof, Hamilton Partners … Read More

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ULI Chicago Announces Winnetka TAP Series

The Village of Winnetka has commissioned ULI Chicago to conduct a series of two Technical Assistance Panels (TAPs) to create a balanced, economically sustainable commercial strategy for the three business districts (Indian Hill, Elm Street and Hubbard Woods) and to plan for the successful future of the retail market. The first panel will convene February 27-28, 2013. Stay tuned for more information! Read the Winnetka TAP Scope of Work Learn about ULI Chicago’s Technical Assistance Panel Program  

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