Ask any Northbrook resident, and they probably have an opinion on Meadow Plaza, the horseshoe-shaped shopping center at Meadow Road and Cherry Lane.
Maybe the former Walgreens and Blockbuster stores, now vacant, should be razed. Maybe the vacant properties should be broken up to house smaller businesses, perhaps even an arts center. Maybe it's as simple as adding some trees. Or maybe nothing should be done at all.
As part of , consultant Teska Associates presented several different plans for Meadow Plaza.
Those plans vary from a simple "rejuvenation," consisting of a spruced up parking lots and storefronts, to a total rehaul involving a new parking garage combined with residences and restaurants facing the river.
Occupancy of the vacant storefronts, however, is complicated by the fact that Walgreens has paid its lease through 2024--giving the developer little incentive to try to fill the property.
What do you think should be done with Meadow Plaza? Cast your vote below and let us know what you think in the comments.