In the Wednesday Journal Sept. 6 Web story, ZBA rejects neighbor’s appeal against OPRF lights, the basis of the appeal stated in the article was incorrect.

The appeal was filed in April by attorneys representing some of the neighbors of Oak Park and River Forest High School. The appeal was filed to the Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals concerning the type of request the board requires from the high school to install football stadium lights.

The appeal argued that the village zoning administrator misinterpreted a village ordinance concerning the height of ancillary structures built in the village.

The appeal argued that the administrator had not pointed out in his original interpretation that lights are ancillary structures-and therefore subject to more restrictive height limitations.

OPRF wants to construct 4 towers at 80 to 100 feet. The Oak Park Zoning Board of Appeals last Wednesday denied the appeal.

The ZBA is scheduled to hear the school’s application request on Oct. 3. School officials said if the ZBA approves its application, stadium lights would go up next spring.

Wednesday Journal regrets the error

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