Saturday, August 09, 2008

Walter Sobel Fell Company Store's fate in hands of Winnetka Zoning Board August 11

Docomomo Midwest is in the midst of an effort to save architect Walter H. Sobel's Fell Company store in Winnetka. The award-winning design, which combines a modernist concrete frame with polychromatic brick infill and a shaded front arcade, was designed to accommodate an additional two floors of future construction, but in June developer New Trier Partners got the Winnetka Design Review Board's approval for demolishing the Fell store and replacing it with a four story structure that would exceed the suburb's current building height limit.

The matter now goes before the Winnetka Zoning Board of Appeals, Monday, August 11 at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Winnetka Village Hall, 510 Green Bay Road. More info on the Docomomo Midwest website here.

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