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File #: ID 23-251    Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Study Session
In control: President and Board of Trustees
On agenda: 5/22/2023 Final action:
Title: Presentation and Discussion on Current Business Trends, Recent New Developments, and Past Planning Efforts Regarding Roosevelt Road and North Avenue
Attachments: 1. 2014 Roosevelt Road Business Corridor Study - Elhers & Associates, 2. Roosevelt Road and North Avenue - Current Business Trends, Recent Development and Past Planning Efforts, 3. 2005 Roosevelt Road Corridor Plan with Berwyn- Farr Associates, 4. 2021 North Avenue - Chicago and Oak Park Traffic Safety and Mobility Study, 5. 2018 North Avenue Corridor Revitalization and Mobility Plan - CMAP, 6. 2018 North Avenue - Urban Land Institute Workshop, 7. 2016 North Avenue Corridor Study - Elhers & Associates, 8. 1996 North Avenue Study, 9. 1995 North Avenue Economic Report
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Submitted By
Tammie Grossman, Director, Development Customer Services

Reviewed By
A.M. Zayyad, Deputy Village Manager

Agenda Item Title
Presentation and Discussion on Current Business Trends, Recent New Developments, and Past Planning Efforts Regarding Roosevelt Road and North Avenue

Village staff will provide a brief presentation highlighting information on the Roosevelt Road Business District and the North Avenue Business District, including current business trends, recent new developments, and past planning efforts.

Anticipated Actions/Commitments
A presentation will be provided to the Village Board in order to create a baseline of information on which future time and resource investments may be based. As the Village Board has prioritized North Avenue and Roosevelt Road under its current Board Goal "The Oak Park Village Board will Support its Vibrant, Diverse Neighborhoods" items 2a and 2b, it is important to understand current business trends, recent development activity, as well as understanding past planning and implementation strategies for each corridor, in order to better evaluate their progress and potential opportunities.

Current Business Trends

Business License Activity - As the PowerPoint presentation shows, total business license activity on both Roosevelt Road and North Avenue has remained fairly stable when comparing numbers from 2019 and 2022. The business license numbers for 2023 are low because the business licensing activity for this year is not yet complete.

The number of business licenses that exist on Roosevelt Road, in comparison to the overall business license numbers in Oak Park, has remained constant at 6% when comparing 2019 to 2022. In regards to North Avenue, in 2019 this business corridor had 11% of the Village's overall business licenses and in 2022, that number was 10%.

In terms of new business license activity, there have been 11 new business licenses issue...

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