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The Village of Oak Lawn is launching a multi-year project to make needed repairs to our parking garage which will extend the lifespan of the facility.

The garage will remain open during the renovations, however:  Please be advised that certain sections of the garage primarily on the 4TH and 5TH floors will be closed off during the repair work. No Parking signs will be posted. PLEASE ADHERE TO THE SIGNS OR YOU WILL BE TICKETED AND TOWEDTraffic patterns will be maintained, however travel lanes will be shifted with traffic control. While work is occurring there may be some occasional dust created as concrete and joint repairs are being made. 

Temporary additional permit parking for users will be located at:  North side of 96TH St. between 52nd Ave and Cook Ave. South side of Yourell Ave. between 52nd Ave. and Cook Ave. 

The First Phase of Repairs Will Begin on May 1St, and Continue Until Approximately August 15TH, of 2017.

This is the first of two scheduled phases of construction. For questions about the repairs please contact Steve Barrett at sbarrett@oaklawn-il.gov.

 

Planning

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The Village of Oak Lawn has a number of "urban planning" efforts underway. These planning efforts are in the form of Corridor Studies that assess and make recommendations to improve transportation systems, access to public transit, land use patterns, design guidelines, and zoning.   They focus on improving pedestrian safety, redevelopment of key sites, and enhancing overall community image throughout each corridor.

The 95th Street Corridor study included a very successful consumer behavior survey (over 1,000 community responses), focus groups, and participatory public workshops. Key corridor plan recommendations include design guidelines with an emphasis on sustainability; development of an “Avenue of the Arts” public art program; and rear alleyway enhancements designed to support place making within the Town Center. Please visit the project website at: http://oaklawn95thstreetcorridorplan.wordpress.com/

The 95th Street corridor continues to serve more than 40,000 cars per day – but also promotes place making and quality of life for the community.  

 

To read more about other current and past planning efforts click on the links below.

95th Street Corridor Study

Harlem Avenue Corridor Study

Ridgeland Corridor Study

Cicero Avenue Corridor Study

Historical 1997 Comprehensive Plan

The Village is also active in planning for and promoting bicycling throughout the community.

 

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