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Development at YMCA parking lot
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bri Apr 3, 2014.

Found this on the village website re: Oak Park Ave and Ike rehab
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Becca Aug 17, 2013.

I-go versus Zipcar in Oak Park
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Breymaier Feb 23, 2012.

 

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Favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Close to Chicago, diversity, architecture, walkable neighborhoods, good public transit
Least favorite thing about living in the Oak Park area
Taxes, crime, byzantine regulations
Interests & Hobbies
transit, history, politics, tech, medicine, jazz, lindy hop, parenthood
Favorite local restaurant
Winberies
Favorite local shop or business
Trader Joe

Latest Activity


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Bri commented on Brian Plain's blog post New Restaurant Coming to South Blvd & Oak Park Ave
"Looks promising.  "
Apr 30

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"The transportation commission would be a good place to seek redress.  If you can get a bunch of your neighbors to talk/petition the commission that would probably be helpful. As Lyn mentioned, the big push-back will be from single family…"
Apr 17

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"Visitor parking is usually not a problem.  There's plenty of short-term parking available in non-permitted areas.  Even temporary overnight parking is possible for guests in non-permitted areas.   However, if there are no…"
Apr 17

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"From what I've heard, all the completed townhomes are sold which is why they resumed construction on the 7 townhouses fronting Home Ave.  I'm not sure about the condos."
Apr 17

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"Plus 17 townhouse and 10+ condos at South and Home.  There's also the pending development at South and Harlem.  "
Apr 17

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"Also, as the neighborhood increases in density, perhaps the village should consider expanding on-street parking options. "
Apr 17

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"If people are parking in permit areas without the appropriate permits, that sounds like there should be stricter enforcement (i.e. more tickets) by the parking authorities."
Apr 17

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Bri replied to Scott's discussion Borders Space Update?
"What is the Oak Park mall?"
Apr 15

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Bri replied to Ghome's discussion Townhouses planned for YMCA parking lot
"Its a private lot.  The owners have a right to try to maximize their return on their investment.  The increased tax revenue will be good for the village, and the the increased residents will be good for retailers in DTOP."
Apr 15

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Bri replied to Scott's discussion Borders Space Update?
"I think once the DTOP high rises are built prospects retail in the old Marshall Fields building will improve.  "
Apr 15

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Bri replied to LizzK's discussion Coffee shops, cafes, spots to grab a bit in NE OP
"This is before my time here in Oak Park, but apparently several years back there was a homicide at/within a business in the East Chicago Ave commercial district which put a real chill on activity in that area.  "
Apr 9

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Bri replied to Diane O.'s discussion Lake St vacant store fronts... even more?
"Assuming the proposed apartment building gets built, that will be about 600 relatively affluent new residents at that location.  I'd assume that would result in a significant increase in foot traffic."
Apr 6

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Bri replied to Diane O.'s discussion Lake St vacant store fronts... even more?
"The vacated store was bought recently.  There are some proposals to raze the building and build something taller on that location."
Apr 6

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Bri replied to Martina's discussion Moving to Oak Park/RiverForest
"River Forest is smaller than Oak Park both in terms of geographic size and population.  River Forest is comprised almost exclusively of single family homes with large lots.  While OP has plenty of those as well, it also has many smaller…"
Mar 28

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Bri replied to OakParker's discussion Does Oak Park need more Go-To Dining Options for Families/Kids?
"We like Boston Market and Chipotle, but maybe that is more fast-foody than you are looking for?"
Mar 2

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Bri replied to jfrankena's discussion Your Perspective On Oak Park Neighborhoods & Schools, N/S + E/W
"There's that small grocery store at North and Harvey."
Feb 24

Bri's Blog

If you have kids that like trains...

Please go to www.upexcursion.com and vote for the Tuscola turn.

 

Union Pacific is sending one of their authentic, historic steam locomotives on a tour and is putting the route up for vote.  The Tuscola Turn route goes through Glen Ellyn.  Today is the last day to vote.  Here's an article in the Trib:…

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Posted on January 17, 2011 at 11:59am

Effect of new Chicago mayor on Oak Park

So the biggest political news in Illinois is the impending retirement of Mayor Daley. Anybody have any insight/thoughts on how or if the new mayor will have an impact on Oak Park?



Obviously we don't get a vote in the matter, but given our geography and economic links, any changes in policy could have major impacts for good or for ill on our village.



Here's a recent Wednesday Journal article:… Continue

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 11:05am — 8 Comments

Supreme Court to Examine Gun Bans

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/us-supreme-court-hear-gun-ban-patriot-act/story?id=8712079



Previous lower courts overturned the handgun ban in Washington, DC, but upheld similar bans in Chicago and Oak Park. The distinction relies on DC being a Federal district, as opposed to a non-Federal municipality. As a result of that ruling, Wilmette and a few other towns… Continue

Posted on September 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

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At 12:24pm on April 12, 2015, Bruno Serra said…

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How is everything with you,I picked interest on you after going through your short profile,I have something very vital to disclose to you,but I found it difficult to express myself here,since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on(brunoserra1964@gmail.com)for the full details.

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At 9:31pm on July 17, 2009,
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Hi Brian, welcome! Feel free to jump into any of the conversations we've been having or start your own discussion topic in the forum. I'm sure there are a number of folks interested in talking about taxes or our crime issues. I hope to see you around on the site.
 
 
 

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