Rosewood Beach Redesign: A Plan Approved
Now that the Park Board of Highland Park has voted to go forward with the Rosewood Beach redesign proposal, here's everything you need to know about how the plan came together, what it includes and what happens next.
Update: The Park Board voted unanimously to move forward with the Rosewood Beach redesign proposal, including the controversial interpretive center. Read the whole story here.
Earlier: Over one year ago, the Park District board of commissioners appointed a task force to come up with a proposal for a Rosewood Beach redesign.
One group favors the entire plan while another would like to see the interpretive center, one of the proposed buildings, removed. Meanwhile, the park board has indicated they will give the entire plan an up or down vote this Thursday.
Before then, here's your chance to get the full story on what may or may not be in the works for the city's only swimming beach.
Park Board Will Go Forward With Rosewood ProposalAfter over a year of meetings, planning, beach tours and conversations with residents, the Park Board of Highland Park voted unanimously in favor of the entire Rosewood Beach redesign, including the controversial interpretive center.
Park Board Sought Transparency With RosewoodWith the vote on the Rosewood Beach redesign a day away, Patch talks to residents, board commissioners and Mayor Nancy Rotering about how the proposal process unfolded and what it says about Highland Park politics.
Residents joined the park board and architects at Rosewood Beach last week to see what would go where assuming the board approves the beach's proposed redesign.
Park Board Postpones Rosewood Beach Vote
Instead of voting on the proposed beach redesign on July 26, the park board commissioners will tour the beach with the plan's architect.
What Would the New Rosewood Beach Look Like?
Check out these artist renderings of the proposed redesign for Rosewood Beach before the Park Board votes on it.
Park Board Talks Rosewood Redesign Costs
With the vote only a week away, the board continues to solicit feedback from residents and information from park district staff about the proposed redesign of Highland Park's sole swimming beach.
New Community Group Favors Rosewood Redesign
As the Park Board gears up to vote on the proposed Rosewood Beach project, two groups of residents continue to argue for and against it.
Rosewood Beach Redesign Heads to Park Board for Approval
After a year spent working on its plan for Rosewood Beach, the task force will make its presentation Thursday.
Group Voices Rosewood Complaints to City Council
Ravinia Neighbors Association heads to Monday's City Council meeting to object to the interpretive center that's part of the proposed Rosewood Beach redesign.
Task Force Takes On Rosewood Beach Concerns
After hearing residents out at two community meetings, task force meets to figure out what's next.
Rosewood Task Force Signs Off on Interpretive Center
After touring Rosewood Beach on Monday, the group voted 6-1 to keep the controversial building in the redesign plan.
Readers Argue Both Sides of Rosewood Project
Here's why readers are for and against the Park District's proposed renovations Rosewood Beach.
For the Interpretive Center:
Let's Move Forward With Rosewood Beach
In his second column on the subject, Ed Brill says it's time for Ravinia Neighbors Association to stop fighting against the interpretive center and let the Park District renovate the city's only swimming beach.
Why I Favor the Rosewood Beach Redesign
Ed Brill discusses why the Park District's plan for Rosewood is a great use of the city's only swimming beach.
Rosewood Beach Plan Looks Wonderful
Peggy Laemle paints a picture of what the proposed new lakefront view would look like.
Against the Interpretive Center:
Interpretive Center on Beach? Park District Listens, Doesn’t Hear
With widespread opposition to the proposed interpretive center at Rosewood Beach, the Park District places in jeopardy an otherwise supported project.
Interpretive Center Unneeded at Rosewood
Ravinia Neighbors Association calls proposed building at Rosewood Beach a "wasteful expenditure of money."
Rosewood Beach Proposal Almost Perfect
City Councilman approves of Rosewood redesign, but thinks the beach house should be placed somewhere else.
From the Task Force:
Rosewood Beach Task Force Objects to RNA's City Council Appearance
Group says Ravinia Neighbors Association's appeal to the council undermines the redesign process.
Rosewood Task Force Does Not Represent the Majority
One member of the Rosewood Beach Task Foce supports the plan, but argues against the interpretive center.
Park District Resources:
Check out this page on the Park District's website dedicated to offering facts and details about the redesign proposal.
Up next: The Park Board will take a tour of Rosewood Beach on July 26 and discuss the project at its meeting after.