Features

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2010 “Merit Award (Infrastructure Construction)” – Awarded by the Chicago Building Congress
2009 “Streetscape Design” –

Awarded by the American Society of Landscape Architects
2008 “Plan Implementation” –

Awarded by the American Planning Association of Illinois
2008 “Honorable Mention” Awarded by the Congress for New Urbanism Illinois
2008 “Brick in Architecture Award” –

Awarded by the Brick Industry Association


Description
The downtown area of Oak Park was developed as a pedestrian only mall in 1974. The Village of Oak Park Marion & Westgate Street Improvement project opened the last remaining portion of this mall to two-way traffic. The project included the addition of on-street parking, replacement of all existing utilities, a new parking lot along with the creation of a high-end streetscape for pedestrian traffic and merchants. In keeping with the historic character of the downtown area, the design included a brick paver road surface similar to the original early 20th century street, with bluestone sidewalks and granite curbs. Planters, fountains and a lighted metal arch/canopy were installed to make the area even more attractive for retail and civic functions.

Location
Oak Park, IL

Owner
Village of Oak Park

Architect
The Lakota Group

Marion and Westgate Street Improvement

The George Sollitt Construction Company