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 of Trustees recently held a public meeting at their Committee-of-the Whole meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to solicit discussion and public comments on the Plan. The Board of Trustees referred the Plan to the Plan Commission for a future public hearing. The Plan Commission meeting has not yet been scheduled but will be posted and published once the date has been determined.
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