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 and Signage Plan (PDF) and read about the overall vision for improvements to our business districts on our Downtown Master Plan page.

2023 Construction

The upcoming Downtown Streetscape Project’s fifth phase in the East Elm district is expected to begin on Monday, July 17, 2023 and will be substantially complete by the end of October, weather permitting. Construction will take place on Elm Street, from the intersection of Lincoln Avenue to the intersection of Maple Street. 

Work will include water service improvements; the removal and replacement of the public sidewalks and roadway curbs; enhanced bump-out areas in designated locations; installation of new pedestrian lights; installation of new electrical outlets; placement of structural soil for new parkway trees and planting areas; and roadway resurfacing and striping. 

The project was initiated to provide necessary infrastructure improvements that are critical to the ongoing support of Winnetka’s business districts and is informed by the Village’s Downtown Master Plan. Read about project details including the scope of work, parking, and business support in the project's information packet (PDF).  

The Village will host a virtual open house on Wednesday, June 14 from 2 - 3 PM. Attend the Open House by joining this Zoom meeting