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Winnetka zoning board requests more details on One Winnetka - Winnetka Talk
The next meeting and public hearing on the One Winnetka project will be Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at Winnetka's Village Hall.
housing  sociology 
december 2015 by oripsolob
Wilmette affordable housing plan draws passionate crowd - Wilmette Life
This article could work well with the "study" conducted by Andy Reese, etc.

Alison Williams: "It's easy for people to be for this project who live across town," said Alison Williams of the 400 block of Pine Manor Drive. "I don't appreciate being told I don't like poor people when I'm worried about safety."

An all-residential building in the neighborhood retail zone, as this project would be, is treated as a special use in the Wilmette code. Under the planned unit development process, HODC is asking for relief on five zoning code requirements.

But Koenig later said HODC would draw up a completely new waiting list for Cleland Place, rather than using the wait list from the Evanston property speakers referenced. And he said that property has been much quieter since security cameras were put in place in 2014.
housing  sociology 
november 2015 by oripsolob
'One Winnetka' Developer Says Most Favor Project | Winnetka-Glencoe, IL Patch
The apartments, Trandel said, “are going to be expensive.” “The average rental price will likely be $4,000 a month,” he said.
sociology  housing 
october 2015 by oripsolob
Winnetka's affordable housing plan divides village
Over the past several decades, Winnetka has become less diverse in age and income, and it contains a more transient population, according to the plan. The report states that Winnetka lost much of its housing market diversity with the demolition of older, smaller homes that were replaced with larger, more expensive houses. Between 1980 and 2000, the village also lost 262 rental units — a 38 percent reduction — due to the conversion of downtown apartments into commercial offices. Between 1990 and 2000, the number of homes valued at less than $500,000 declined to 975 from 2,004, according to the report. "Winnetka's housing stock increasingly serves only one kind of resident — a family at the peak of its earning years and with school-age children," the report states.
sociology  housing 
october 2015 by oripsolob
Village of Winnetka's Comprehensive Plan
the nature of "strategic plans" for communities. Winnetka has one -- Winnetka 2020 -- and the controversy is whether this proposal conforms to it. What's the purpose of laying out a vision for a community is no one follows it?
sociology  housing 
october 2015 by oripsolob

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