Parking on the 400 block of North Elmwood Avenue will no longer be permitted from 8-10 a.m., Monday through Friday, after the village board approved new restrictions this week.
The decision is in accordance with a recommendation from the Parking and Traffic Commission, which supported residents of the block who requested that new regulations be put in place, largely because spots were consistently occupied by high school students.
Residents in the area surrounding Oak Park and River Forest High School were granted permission to seek permit-only parking when the parking garage at Lake Street and Scoville Avenue was constructed.
'Dorothy Manor Apartments' named historic landmark
The village board on Monday approved a Historic Preservation Commission recommendation that would name the "Dorothy Manor Apartments," 424-426 S. Austin Blvd., a local historic landmark.
The four-story, brick structure, now known as the "Parkview West Condominiums," was built in 1927 in the "Beaux Arts" style. It was designed by William F. Pagels, who also designed the First Church of Christ Scientist, 200 N. Oak Park Ave., and the Yavitz building, 1047-53 Madison St. In addition, Pagels and his partner Frederick Faber also worked on several buildings in Chicago on the "Polish Gold Coast" in Wicker Park, and other areas. They also designed an addition to Cook County Hospital.
Hearing on Corinthian College permit request continued
A Plan Commission hearing on Corinthian College's request for a Special Use Permit was continued to June 16, Village Planner Craig Failor said Friday.
The college needs the permit before it can move into the top three floors of the Marshall Field's building, at the corner of Lake Street and Harlem Avenue.
The commission has already heard a presentation from Corinthian and listened to testimony, but won't vote on the matter until next Thursday night.
Wine at Marion Cheese Market
The Marion Street Cheese Market will now be offering patrons the option to purchase wine. The village board voted unanimously this week to grant the business, 101 N. Marion St., a wine-only packaged liquor license.
Retail Rehab grants get green light
A program that will offer grants to businesses throughout Oak Park who are looking to rehab retail space was unanimously approved by the village board Monday. The village has budgeted $150,000 for the new program.