Winnetka Demolition is on the Rise
Four more Winnetka homeowners applied for demolition permits recently.
Four Winnetka homes have applied for demolition permits recently, according to a Chicago Tribune article. The reported stated that at a recent Landmark Preservation Committee meeting, four of the homes that applied for permits were approved, one was tabled and one — a home at 1190 Westmoor Rd. — was unanimously voted to be delayed 60 days. The delay, the committee hopes, will convince the homeowners to reconsider as they look into alternative options.
There were 34 demolition permit applications in 2012, compared to 26 in 2011 and 19 in 2010, Mike D'Onofrio, Winnetka's director of community development, told the Tribune. The numbers, the article notes, are climbing back to the pre-recession average of 40 demolitions per year.