Dear Village President and Board of Trustees, We are writing to request that the village board make the redevelopment of Madison Street one of its top priorities for 2006, and, further, to develop a much-needed Madison Street master plan to guide development along this important corridor.
Well, we didn't actually go to see the summer musical at the high school last weekend, like we told you we were going to. We fear you might be sensing a trend, in terms of our not actually going to the events we say we plan to attend.
At the end of a five-hour meeting Monday, the Oak Park village board voted 5-2 against fast-tracking an expansion of the Holley Court garage, a move that would have added more than 300 spaces to downtown's parking supply by the start of the holiday shopping season.
Thursday evening the River Forest Development Review Board unanimously voted to recommend approval of a plan by Dominican University to establish a new early childhood education center on the university's Priory campus.
Turns out there'll be no preliminary lighting work done on Keystone Park's west field after all. The River Forest Park District voted 3-2 July 11 to authorize underground electrical work and the installation of the bases for light poles.
It's official. Oak Park is "hot," according to Barbara Corcoran, contributor to The View, a daytime talkshow, geared toward women, judging by the July 20 segment we saw (thanks to Sue Mills who loaned us her tape).
Village of Oak Park development director Mike Chen will be leaving his post in mid-August to take a position in the City of Tampa, Fla. He will be joined by his wife, Donna Ogdon-Chen, who has served as director of the Downtown Oak Park business association for the last seven years.