Roosevelt Road

Oak Park, Berwyn and Cicero, Illinois

Lakota prepared a corridor plan and form-based code for Roosevelt Road, an IDOT roadway within three municipalities—Oak Park, Berwyn and Cicero. With community stakeholders, the team developed concepts that addressed key issues for this busy commercial corridor, such as parking, pedestrian safety, visual character and business access. The concepts, which included road geometry and streetscape improvements, were tested at a series of public workshops. After the plan and code were completed, Lakota prepared a streetscape design and construction documents for the roadway’s construction. Design elements included custom-designed logos attached to the top of light poles, new landscape plantings and outdoor gathering spaces.