Winnetka Heights 12 St. Parks!

The intrusive 12th Street Connector thats been both intrusive to community connectivity and walkability is soon to be a thing of the past.

The 12th Street Connector project’s scope of work will include the removal of the six-lane connector, restoration of the original grid of residential streets, alleys and city-owned utilities (water and wastewater mains and drainage system) and conversion of the created open spaces to a chain of landscaped public spaces or pocket parks with amenities such as benches and enhanced walkways.

Vision for potential design of new parks

Next steps:

  1. The project will officially kick off in the design phase in the beginning of February.
  2. Surveying and conceptual design will take place over the first three months.
  3. In April/May of 2019 scheduling meetings with the public and Winnetka Heights stakeholders to share project status and schedule, conceptual plans and gather stakeholder input. This will be the first of 2 or 3 public meetings for the project
  4. Scheduled design completion by end of 2019 then bid and awarded for construction in Spring of 2020
  5. Construction from mid-2020 to mid-2021.

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