With the State of Illinois moving into Phase 4 on Friday, June 26, 2020, the Village reopening will move to the second stage of our reopening plan effective June 29, 2020.

The second stage will include:

  • All employees and visitors will be required to wear masks when entering any Village owned building and observe social distancing whenever possible.
  • Public meetings and social events are limited to the lesser of 50 guests or 50% of overall room capacity.
  • Masks are required and social distancing is observed whenever possible.  This includes Board of Trustee meetings and all other public meetings.
  • All Departments of Village Hall will be open, including the second floor and basement.





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The Village of Oak Lawn has a number of "urban planning" efforts underway. These planning efforts are in the form of Corridor Studies that assess and make recommendations to improve transportation systems, access to public transit, land use patterns, design guidelines, and zoning.   They focus on improving pedestrian safety, redevelopment of key sites, and enhancing overall community image throughout each corridor.

The 95th Street Corridor study included a very successful consumer behavior survey (over 1,000 community responses), focus groups, and participatory public workshops. Key corridor plan recommendations include design guidelines with an emphasis on sustainability; development of an “Avenue of the Arts” public art program; and rear alleyway enhancements designed to support place making within the Town Center. Please visit the project website at:

The 95th Street corridor continues to serve more than 40,000 cars per day – but also promotes place making and quality of life for the community.  


To read more about other current and past planning efforts click on the links below.

95th Street Corridor Study

Harlem Avenue Corridor Study

Ridgeland Corridor Study

Cicero Avenue Corridor Study

Historical 1997 Comprehensive Plan

The Village is also active in planning for and promoting bicycling throughout the community.


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