Finding Our Way

As we debate our transition to a denser, more urban landscape, we are challenged to find our way through the maze of multiple interests and competing priorities.  In addition to high rises and potential street bends, Oak Park’s current conversation is about finding our way more literally. The Village recently hired an urban planning design…

RF Madison Street

River Forest’s Madison Street Quandary

River Forest is contemplating a creating a TIF district along Madison that seeps into residential areas. While this offers flexibility to improve the neighborhood for the homeowners, it also underscores the potential for commercial redevelopment on these same sites. That potential already exists, but the residents are asking whether the TIF makes the scenario more likely.