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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.

 

Economic Development

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“We believe that business goes where it’s invited . . . and stays where it’s well treated." Oak Lawn has been extremely successful at attracting and retaining business within the village due to the proactive and forward-thinking actions of its elected officials. A solid infrastructure and a commitment to economic development are just some of the reasons why businesses continue to succeed in Oak Lawn. Each day, over 500 commuters ride THE METRA Commuter Train to Chicago. Equally important is the fact that over 100,000 cars pass through the community on a daily basis.

Committed to retaining its character, Oak Lawn is entering an exciting period of redevelopment as it looks toward growth for our community. This period allows Oak Lawn to embrace development while preserving the resources that have made it so attractive. It’s simply the place businesses want to be. So whether you are a manufacturer, retailer, or office-based business, the Village of Oak Lawn wants to help you grow a successful business. We hope you find the Village's web site as a resource to do just that.

 VISION

Our vision is to promote and encourage economic growth of new and existing businesses within our community in order to expand and strengthen our local economy, create jobs and diversify our tax base.

MISSION

Our mission is to enhance and promote the economic vitality of Oak Lawn by providing leadership and determining the mutual needs of our businesses, residents & visitors in order to maintain the outstanding quality of life we enjoy in our unique community.

  • Work with current Oak Lawn business owners to help promote their business and discuss ways to expand and / or enhance the community’s awareness and perception of their business.

  • Attract new and vibrant businesses to our community by creating a business-friendly atmosphere, assisting with municipal guidelines and identifying potential site locations.
  • Provide visitors with easily accessible information regarding special events, farmers markets, concerts and performing arts within our community.
 

Oak Lawn Office of Economic Development

Steve Radice sradice@oaklawn-il.gov

(708) 499-7068

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