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Old Posted Feb 9, 2014, 5:03 AM
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If you think Oak Park is stagnating, you must not have realized where they started. There's been a huge amount of development there... the skyline is totally changed, the pedestrian malls have been removed, new public buildings have been constructed.

Lots of new buildings and proposals.


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Oak Park has the city feel and the better mass transit, but damn it I really hate how they have that goofy suburban shopping center with acres of parking right in the midst of downtown, and there seems to be very little new development happening.
I know this is a technicality, but the "suburban shopping center" you're probably thinking of is actually in River Forest, since it's west of Harlem.

There is a similar development on the Oak Park side (has Gap and Old Navy), but the urban design is much better. That development appears to have a large amount of parking, but most of that is actually city-owned parking lots where a massive development is planned.

(proposed site plan as of 2008; details may have changed)

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