Village Center Master Plan

The Village of Wilmette is conducting a planning and design process to develop a comprehensive Village Center Master Plan. The goals of this plan are to:

  • Create a clear, documented and shared vision for the future of the Village Center that “sets the stage” for funding strategies, capital improvement programming, new development, and retention/attraction of area businesses and supports transit-oriented development.
  • Create and test a range of alternative development concepts and strategies that enhance and revitalize adjoining businesses and blocks within the Village Center.
  • Develop an optimal short and long-range land use strategy and development framework for the Village Center.
  • Attract land uses and development more compatible with the goals, needs, infrastructure, and “character” of the community and build a critical mass of energy and activity that will catalyze surrounding businesses and encourage future mixed-use redevelopment in the Village Center.
  • Establish a framework for future changes to development regulations that emphasize high quality, sustainable site and building design.
  • Create a set of planning and urban design tools and codes that allows private sector creativity while enhancing predictability for the community.
  • Maximize the transit-oriented nature of the Village Center by improving traffic/parking efficiency while establishing better venues and linkages for pedestrians and bicycles.
  • Identify historic and cultural resources and fold their reuse and preservation into a sound sustainable redevelopment strategy.

Project Kick-Off Presentation (1/14/2010): Download the PDF here. (2.2MB)
PAC Meeting #2 Presentation (2/11/2010): Download the PDF here. (3.64MB)
Community Workshop #1 Presentation (3/11/2010): Download the PDF here. (10.3MB)
Stakeholder Interview Questions Worksheet: Download the PDF here. (92KB)
Community Workshop #2 Presentation & Concepts (6/10/2010): Download the PDF here. (8.39MB)
Community Workshop #2 3D Concepts (6/10/2010): Download the PDF here. (7.86MB)
Community Workshop #3 Presentation & Concepts (9/16/2010): Download the PDF here. (10.13MB)

VILLAGE CENTER MASTER PLAN - FINAL

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