Proposed updates to the local zoning laws that regulate virtually every aspect of land use in Oak Park may soon go to the Village Board for consideration.
The citizen volunteers of the Plan Commission have been working to develop recommendations for changes to the Village’s zoning ordinance for nearly two years in an effort to better align local laws with recommendations in Envision Oak Park, the community’s long-range comprehensive plan adopted in 2014. A wide range of changes have been discussed in multiple Plan Commission meetings since the process began.
The process also has included interviews with representatives of Village volunteer boards, commissions and committees, business interests, local activist groups, historic preservationists, real estate agents, developers, architects and neighborhood organizations to ensure varied perspectives were considered. Preliminary changes also were presented to the public for review and input at two open houses.
Property owners interested in learning more before the Board considers the recommendations are urged to visit www.oakparkzoning.com, where the draft zoning ordinance is posted along with a wide range of information about the process. Public comments also may be posted on the website.
For more information, call 708.358.5440 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.