Winnetka Streetscape Improvements
Ciorba Group was selected by the Village of Winnetka to prepare the design
plans, specifications and cost estimates for streetscape improvements in the East
Elm Street, West Elm Street and Hubbard Woods Business Districts. The purpose of
the project was to replace the existing, outdated landscaping features in these
downtown districts with a new streetscape based upon the Village’s approved
Streetscape Master Plan and Implementation Strategy.
The project included new curb and gutter, sidewalk, planters, an irrigation
system, bump outs at crosswalks, and roadway and pedestrian lighting.
Coordination, plan approval and permits were required from IDOT as a portion
of the improvement will be constructed on a State highway. The plans included
extensive maintenance of vehicular and pedestrian traffic details and notes to
maintain access to stores and shops at all times. Notes were also added to limit
the duration that on-street parking can be temporarily restricted due to
A new decorative street lighting system was designed to maintain the
downtown’s quaint feeling. An extensive receptacle system was designed to
services festivals and holiday lighting installations. Ciorba worked closely with the
Village to locate lighting controllers in discrete locations, out of sight of visitors.
A landscape architectural firm assisted in selecting the planting and developing
the streetscape elements. The design of this project was completed on an
accelerated schedule to meet the Village’s anticipated construction schedule.
Village of Winnetka
• Final Design