Oak Park needs this kind of environmental design

Opinion: Letters To The Editor

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If you missed this superbly written article in the Chicago Tribune, I invite you to spend five minutes enjoying it — and contemplating why we don't have new residential development of this quality and beauty in Oak Park. If Hyde Park can get it, surely we can, right?

Its environmentally smart design, the way it blends with its neighboring buildings and landscape, and its scale are all exceptional.

For the first time in 44 years living in Oak Park, this article has me saying, "Wow! Maybe I should move to that building."

Oak Park is at least as desirable and marketable a community as Hyde Park, if not more so. We need to raise the bar and insist that developers and architects who build in Oak Park deliver this kind of quality.


Ellen Edwards

Oak Park

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