July 16th, 2018 10:33 PM
I think this is a great idea. My questions is why have so many 1-bedrooms and so few 2-bedrooms?
July 16th, 2018 8:55 PM
23 parking spaces is not enough for 37 units.
July 16th, 2018 8:47 PM
Just not a very attractive building, and there should be commercial activity all along Oak Park Ave.
July 16th, 2018 8:35 PM
Tom, the community deserves a real choice when it comes to D200's master facilities plan, in what appears to be the latest effort to build a huge pool on campus. Throughout the process, the Imagine group has put forth only one pool option, a long-stretch pool with 17-lanes and seating for 600 spectators. The community should have a choice including a standard-size high school competition pool option as well as a joint pool option between D200 and the park district. According to a source, it would be the least expensive option, costing about $14M to cover the Ridgeland Common pool, an Olympic-size pool located diagonally across the street from OPRF. The cost estimate even includes a new pool liner. The D200 Administration instructed the Imagine group that it was not to consider any collaboration with the park district. Why? All options should be considered and included in a bias-free, statistically significant phone survey, and the community's preferred option placed on the...
July 16th, 2018 8:15 PM
Growing up in Oak Park in the 1950s, there were four pools open to the public that are now gone 1) The old YMCA which is now condos across from Scoville Park on Oak Park Avenue; 2) The Oak Park Club - now condos next to the old YMCA and across from Scoville Park; 3) The Nineteenth Century Women's Club; 4) Oak Park Hospital. All gone now. In the area, there were three other pool opportunities open for the public - one was 5) The Mudhole on Austin Blvd just north of the viaduct on the Chgo side of the street (that one was closed during the polio epidemic; 6) Columbus Park pool; 7) Concordia College. They are all gone. Now, at this time there is no option for indoor pools for the public, the elderly, and/or disabled people who need water therapeutically...and along comes a group pushing a plan for a colossally extravagant for one segment of the population. It is astonishing to me what skewed priorities this represents. Extravagant gifts like this to the community are appropriate for...
July 16th, 2018 8:13 PM
So happy for this development, what a great addition to the neighborhood!
July 16th, 2018 7:46 PM
I remember when the mayor was touting this project a couple years back -- the sales pitch then pivoted on how the projected curve would slow down traffic and make Madison safer for pedestrians. The idea was ludicrous on several levels at the time (there's lots of low-hanging fruit available if the village were truly serious about enhancing pedestrian safety and visibility along Madison). And now, as the Curve returns, it's telling that the mayor's one-time public rationale for this development has disappeared entirely from the conversation. The idea that Madison will become less congested with traffic through a project designed to bring new shoppers into the area is the traffic-control equivalent of supply-side economics. Oak Park, meet the new voodoo engineering
July 16th, 2018 7:28 PM
It is my understanding that an addition to Lincoln addition is already planned, budgeted, and scheduled. Let us hope they are including room for more than current enrollment. This area will be benefited by more retail, and especially more shoppers and diners. I do hope the parking in the Arts district doesn't become as in difficult as other successful neighborhoods, but that is an easier problem to fix than empty storefronts and open streets. Finally, I can't help noting that the architect least 'authentic' to Oak Park's historical style was Frank Lloyd Wright.
July 16th, 2018 7:06 PM
I've read all the loving, welcoming signs. Why have concerns? If children were going to be included in these units, there wouldn't be open arms to welcome them? Why is it that liberalism seems to diminish the closer the issue gets to the person affected?
July 16th, 2018 6:55 PM
As a member of the Imagine OPRF working group, I urge anyone seeking more information about the facilities proposals under consideration to visit the Imagine OPRF web page. Answers to many of the questions residents asked at our May community meeting as well as issues raised in the letter to the editor above can be found at http://www.oprfhs.org/about/FAQ-from-May-2018.cfm.
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