January 24th, 2020 9:50 PM
This is an excellent article. I have been concerned that Oak Park is becoming less diverse both racially and economically. The meager fine for developers who do not set aside 10% of a new development for affordable units is disgraceful. I think the right to praise Oak Park for its leadership in fair housing is long gone. It's sad to see this legacy being discarded without the consent of those who live here.
January 24th, 2020 8:04 PM
How sad that the place that gave us Frank Lloyd Wright would give us this glass monstrosity. It does not fit into Oak Park's historical image. Isn't the Mies van der Rohe and Helmut Jahn way of architecture been done to death? Put this ugliness in downtown Chicago next to the gazillion other glass structures. How about a design worthy of Mr. Wright.
January 24th, 2020 6:51 PM
What were the planners employed by Oak Park thinking when they pushed this project? What were our Village trustees thinking when they approved it over a year ago? It is sad to think that putting a second story parking deck at the corner of Madison and Oak Park in order to avoid underground parking and so merely saving the east and south facade of the Foley-Rice building instead of destroying it, would be a better option than what we have been given in this presentation. I understand that the two local architecture firms previously engaged by Pete's tried to save more of Foley-Rice. Perhaps that is why they are no longer the architects for this project. Interesting too that the folks living close to the project didn't seem to receive mailed notification about this meeting, a sure way to insure a "small group of attenders", and a limited set of comments. If this project is not significantly reconfigured before it is built I will not be shopping there.
January 24th, 2020 6:28 PM
This is a pretty sad looking project. If this is the best that can be done I think we might be better off not doing it at all. They can't seem to find any money to save any part of the empty, but far more attractive Foley-Rice building except five or six small sculptural gargoyles that they place too high up on a blank masonry facade that is two thirds of the Madison St. elevation. The design that the architect describes as not a simple box is, in fact, a simple box with some glass on the west facing the parking and a short distance along Madison near the corner entry. The arrangement of parking, entry and turning it's back to the street is nearly the same as at the Jewel store a few blocks farther east. The new parking lot at the corner of Oak Park and Madison will look a lot like the parking lot that we already have at that corner, which, if you are determined to tear down the Foley-Rice building, is where the new building should be located from an urban design point of...
January 24th, 2020 5:17 PM
I am curious, but is Ms. Collins related (perhaps grandchild?) to George Collins and Cardiss Collins, who served in this position (first George, then Cardiss) from 1970 to 1997? Danny Davis has been in the position since 1997. For fifty years we have been represented by members of two families.
January 24th, 2020 4:21 PM
Bryan Rekarson I would like OakPark.com to remove your comment based on you using the word "boy", although you are welcome to your opinion in America. The victim is 23 year's old and is a man.The word, "boy", reminds me of the time in the Military, during a much different era than today. A trainee in the barrack's replied back to another, "If you see a boy, kiss his ass". The man was a Black man, and this was as South as it get's where I was training. I am assuming you read the story before using the word "boy", and if you did not read the story, take time and read a story before you make a comment. As for the rest of your comment's, in my opinion you lack enough real World experience to understand what other's go through
January 24th, 2020 2:51 PM
They should buy out the owners of all those 6 flats near Harlem and North. The tax burden and utilities plus lack of respect for paying below market rents from tenants are making multiple unit ownership more of a burden than an investment.
January 24th, 2020 1:30 PM
I realize the victim is developmentally disabled, but has anyone explained to him to ALWAYS check the plate # of Uber/Lyft ride that is coming to get him
January 24th, 2020 12:14 PM
Dee Ally you have no idea of what I of my experience. People who know me have no idea. Check some time the education and experience the Chief of Police for Oak Park has. He worked hard to be in the position he is in now. Check the Mayor of Chicago. Check President Obama. Each person has one thing in common and that is education. They are more educated and more knowledgeable then 10's of thousand's of white privileged people. Remove your ignorance and find out it is through education and working through the obstacle's to achieve were you want to be. By the way, I have no idea what SMH although I do interpret your comment as nothing more than wanting to fight and I really do hope you will break through that and become a more peaceful person. By the way, I do not know what race you are and you are assuming my race since I never mentioned my race. You do not judge a person by race
January 24th, 2020 9:31 AM
@ Tom "Big Mac" MacMillian: That is some exceptional out of the box thought process there. Very nice.
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