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