NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING VILLAGE OF OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION

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DOCKET NUMBER:  PC 20-05

HEARING DATE: December 3, 2020

TIME: 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the Agenda permits

LOCATION OF HEARING: The Plan Commission will conduct the public hearing remotely with live audio available and optional video. The meeting will be streamed live and archived online for on-demand viewing at www.oak-park.us/commissiontv as well as cablecast on VOP-TV, which is available to Comcast subscribers on channel 6 and ATT Uverse subscribers on channel 99. The remote public hearing is authorized pursuant to Section 7 (e) of the Open Meetings Act.  The Village President has determined that an in-person public hearing is not practical or prudent due to the COVID-19 outbreak during Governor JB Pritzker's current disaster proclamation. It is also not feasible to have a person present at the public hearing due to public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Written testimony or comments regarding the application may be provided prior to the public hearing by email to planning@oak-park.us. The individual's name and a reasonable part of their testimony or comment will be read aloud into the record at the public hearing if received no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the public hearing. If email is not an option, written testimony or comment can be dropped off in the Oak Park Payment Drop Box across from the south entrance to Village Hall, 123 Madison Street, to be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2020. All written testimony and comments will be distributed to the Plan Commission and made a part of the official hearing record. Those wishing to provide public testimony at the hearing must contact the Village Planner at planning@oak-park.us for instructions on attending the hearing live via Zoom by 5:00 PM the day of the hearing. Interested persons may also participate in the hearing to cross examine the applicant and its witnesses by emailing a completed cross-examination form to clerk@oak-park.us before 5:00 PM on the day prior to the public hearing to sign up.  Individuals who sign up to participate in this manner will receive an email from Village staff with information about how to join the hearing online through Zoom web-conference means or by phone. Questions regarding written testimony, comment or cross examination may be directed by phone to 708-358.5420 or email to planning@oak-park.us.

SUBJECT PROPERTY ADDRESSES: 261-267 Washington Boulevard, Oak Park, Illinois  60302

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: THE WEST 35 FEET OF LOT 3 AND ALL OF LOT 4 IN BLOCK 8 IN CLOSE'S SUBDIVISION OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 WITH RESUBDIVISION IN THE VILLAGE OF RIDGELAND OF LOTS 16 TO 23 INCLUSIVE, IN BLOCK 45, LOTS 1 TO 11 INCLUSIVE IN BLOCK 48, LOTS 1 TO 13 INCLUSIVE AND THE SOUTH 25 FEET OF LOT 14 IN BLOCK 55 AND LOT 23 IN THE RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 58 IN THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 39 NORTH, RANGE 13 EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SAID CLOSE'S SUBDIVISION RECORDED MAY 19,1892 IN BOOK 52 OF PLATS, PAGE 37, AS DOCUMENT 1668566, IN COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

P.I.N.s: 16-08-319-001-0000

PROPERTY OWNER: IL Prado LLC, c/o Dennis Marani, PO Box 1040, Oak Park, IL 60302          

PETITIONER(S): 261 Washington LLC, c/o Ambrosia Homes Development, Inc. (Tim Pomaville), 5401 W Lawrence #30137, Chicago, IL 60630

REQUEST: The Plan Commission will conduct a public hearing on a planned development application for a five (5) story 28-unit multiple family building in the R-7 Multi-Family Residential Zoning District. The Petitioner seeks the following allowances from the Oak Park Zoning Ordinance associated with the Planned Development application, found in Article 4 - Table 4-1 Residential Districts Dimensional Standards: an increase in density from an allowed 11 dwelling units to 28 dwelling units; an increase in height from the allowed 45 feet to 56 feet measured at the flat roof line; and a reduction in the required rear yard setback of 25 feet to 18 feet; a reduction in the front yard setback from 15 feet to 0.5 feet; an increase in maximum impervious surface lot coverage from a required 80% to 82%; and found in Article 11.6 Required Parking Lot Landscape Abutting a Street: a reduction in the required landscaping along a parking area from 5 feet of landscaping to zero landscaping.

 

A copy of the application and each of the applicable documents are on the Village Website at www.oak-park.us and also on file and available for inspection at the Village Hall, Development Customer Services Department, 123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302, during current business hours, Monday through Thursday, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Plan Commission may continue the hearing to another date without further notice by public announcement at the hearing setting forth the time and place thereof. Anyone with questions about the application may contact the Village by phone at 708-358.5420 or by email at planning@oak-park.us.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO BE HEARD

 OAK PARK PLAN COMMISSION
123 Madison Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60302

Published in Wednesday Journal
November 18, 2020

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