Nominations are being sought for awards that recognize efforts by organizations, individuals and businesses to improve the Village through property preservation, sustainability and accessibility. Deadline for nominations is October 14, with awards to be presented in December. Here are the details:
- Historic Preservation: Nomination categories include restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, additions/new construction, stewardship, detail and design. Nominations need not be in a historic district and interior work may be considered in conjunction with exterior work. More details are at www.oak-park.us/preservationawards.
- Sustainability: Projects should fit the preservation award criteria, but also adapt, add to, rehabilitate or restore an older structure while innovatively addressing sustainability issues of air, energy, waste and water. Awards are given for both residential and commercial projects. More details are at www.oak-park.us/preservationawards.
- Accessibility: Businesses, organizations and other entities that provide extraordinary accessibility for patrons with disabilities and their families may be nominated for this award. Nominations should be for efforts to provide easy access to people with disabilities, create an inviting physical space and offer a welcoming, helpful, service-oriented attitude. More details are at www.oak-park.us/accessawards.