Optima Plan is the Most Murray Thing To Happen to Wilmette Since Bill
Nov23

Optima Plan is the Most Murray Thing To Happen to Wilmette Since Bill

The north shore village that was the home of both definitive Moses, Charlton Heston; and Assistant-to-the-General-Manager, Dwight Schrute, will soon be the home of a new apartment building. November 2020 rendering of 1210 Central Avenue (Courtesy of Optima) Up-lake neighbor, Optima has been given permission to put up 109 new homes over 8,000 square feet of ground floor retail at 1210 Central Avenue.   The residences will be in one-,...

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Illinois’ Most Endangered Buildings: 2018 Edition
Apr25

Illinois’ Most Endangered Buildings: 2018 Edition

Architecture and history advocacy group Landmarks Illinois is out with its annual list of the most endangered buildings and places in Illinois. The group has been putting out the lists for a while now and seems to be earning a bigger and bigger voice in the public discourse about what gets praised and what gets razed in the land of Lincoln. In honor of Illinois’ bicentennial, this year’s list includes several items that...

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Wilmette Public Works Building Awarded for Sustainable Design
Dec10

Wilmette Public Works Building Awarded for Sustainable Design

A recent award helped put the Village of Wilmette on the map in the world of Chicago architecture. The northern suburb’s Public Works Building recently underwent an expansion and renovations that included the addition of a new, 5,000 square foot state-of-the-art administrative building, which is the highlight of the project. The new development is a slender (25 ft. wide x 130 ft. long), freestanding building comprised of white...

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