The Plan Commission is preparing for public meetings and open houses to discuss the status of the first comprehensive review of Village zoning regulations since 2002. Drafts of recommended changes should be ready for public discussion in late April, as efforts focus on revisions to better align local laws with recommendations in Envision Oak Park, the community’s long-range comprehensive plan adopted last year.
Camiros Ltd., a Chicago-based planning and zoning firm, was selected through a competitive process early in 2015 to lead the zoning project. The goal, project planners say, is to help make Oak Park a more sustainable, livable and business-friendly community.
The proposed Madison Street Zoning District was approved by the Village Board in February 2016. A formal public hearing will be held before the Village Board considers revisions to the full zoning code sometime in late-summer. In the meantime, property owners can learn more about the project and follow its progress via a dedicated website at www.oakparkzoning.com, where presentations and reports are posted and public comments accepted.
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