Creating an Environment For Investment


Oak Park may be well-established, but it has a brand new plan for the future.

Oak Park is a vibrant, diverse community. Its location – 10 minutes from 4 freeways – makes Oak Park a prime location for any company looking to do work around the region. A committed Community & Economic Development Department is helping to make it stronger as a place to live, work, and do business.

The dedicated staff works with new and current business owners from conception through development to meet business timelines, provide market research data, site selection, and site plan process and provide the best customer service from beginning to end.  The voters recently passed the law to allow for class “C” liquor licenses to become available in Oak Park for the first time.  With over 20 licenses available at a minimal cost, it is an amazing opportunity for new restaurants to locate in Oak Park.

The Department of Community and Economic Development is responsible for receiving input from residents, business owners, and other stakeholders of the City of Oak Park, and then taking that input, utilizing various economic development tools and tactics, and ultimately helping to make the City of Oak Park a more vibrant and livable community.

Are you interested in opening a business in Oak Park?  Fill out the form and email it back.  You will hear back in a timely manner and on most occasions within 24 hours.


Community and Economic Development

Jefferson Oaks Ground Breaking
Community leaders and development partners celebrate the start of construction for Jefferson Oaks, a new 60-unit mixed-income community designed of high-quality residential homes. See more
Request For Proposal Sought on 4.45 Acre City-Owned Site
The city extends RFP for 4.45 acre city owned site on Coolidge.  The vacant parcel is ideal for a multi-use development with possible incentives and re-zoning.  Download RFP here.
WWJ Building on 8 Mile to become destination restaurant.
Union Joints restaurant group has purchased the historical WWJ Building on 8 Mile Road with plans to rehabilitate it into one of their iconic restaurants.

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