Over the past 20 months, the Village’s consultant team led by Houseal Lavigne Inc. has been involved in the research and preparation of an update to the 2007 Commercial Areas Revitalization Plan document. This planning process has been given a high priority by the Village Board and is an important step in improving both the aesthetics and viability of Oak Brook’s commercial corridors which primarily run along 22nd Street and Butterfield Roads.
A key step in this process was the appointment of a fifteen (15) member Community Enhancement Committee comprised of the Oakbrook Center General Manager; the Chairperson of the Plan Commission; the Chairperson of the Zoning Board of Appeals; the CEO of the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce; and the following “at-large” members: four (4) local business executives; one (1) homeowner association president; five (5) Village residents; and one (1) hotel general manager. In addition, there are elected officials, and Village Staff. This group met a number of times and interacted with the consultant team on a regular basis. Upon completion of the final draft of the Commercial Areas Revitalization Plan, the Committee was asked to review the document and provide input. At their February 15, 2018 meeting, the Committee voted to recommend approval of the final draft of the Plan document to the Village Board.
The Village Board did further discuss the Plan at their meeting on May 22nd and referred the Plan to a Committee of the Whole meeting on August 14, 2018 for public comment and discussion.
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