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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.


Originally Posted by the urban politician View Post
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)

la forme d'une ville change plus vite, hélas! que le coeur d'un mortel...
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