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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Article: High-rise proposed near Unity Temple Reply with quote

High-rise by Unity Temple would be tallest in town


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The beginning of a troubling trend. Oak Park has had tax problems for a long time. There are too many private residences and not enough commercial enterprises, so the home owners are saddled with extravagant property tax rates. I can imagine that those in charge of managing the 'village' are always on the lookout for ways to increase funds, but if one high rise is let in, others are bound to follow, and the nature of the community that draws people will be lost. Like the old song says: "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Developers pull plug on high-rise next to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victory!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mother used to say, “You can’t lose ‘em all.”
Great news!
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet the property is still available. It would be good to keep an eye on it.
Isn't there a FLW building in Lockridge that might go well on that lot?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Letter: Come on, Oak Park, let's demand great architecture


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