The Village of Wilmette is excited to announce that the Village Board approved concepts for the Downtown Streetscape Plan, which is focused on improvements to Wilmette and Central Avenues within downtown. Over the past year, community members provided input into what amenities and improvements they wanted to see, including lighting, sidewalks, roadways and plantings by completing a poll and submitting their thoughts and comments to the Village. The Board members appreciate the community’s thoughtful inputs into this exciting plan for downtown. The Village is using 80% grant funding to pay for the $2 million improvement project. The next step is to turn the approved concepts into detailed engineering plans with construction planned for summer 2020. View Downtown Streetscape Concepts.