There was vigorous discussion at the Chamber’s recent Economic Development Partnership (EDP) Council meeting regarding the McDonald’s exit from Oak Brook and the need for the Village of Oak Brook to be more responsive to new development trends, including multi-use developments that include apartments for younger families. The Village has responded with some very positive plans to address many of the concerns expressed during this meeting.
Village President Gopal Lalmalani has re-established the formerly named Commercial Revitalization and Streetscapes Committees into a new Community Enhancement Committee. The committee includes key commercial and resident participation. In addition to having input regarding the Village’s ongoing commercial development efforts, the committee will also work with an urban planning consultant, hired by the Village, to help prepare and position the village for its future workforce needs, which includes the possible development of condos.
For more information about this new Committee or the EDP Council, please contact Tracy Mulqueen at 708-560-5271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.