The Public Right-of-Way (ROW) is a type of easement reserved
for transportation purposed such as sidewalks,roadways, railways, etc.
The ROW is in place to allow for maintenance or expansion of the
existing transportation services.
Purchase of Available Public ROW
There are certain
sections of public ROW in the Village that can be purchased by residents
who own property adjacent to them. These sections of ROW are in areas
that were previously reserved for the use of transportation services but
later abandoned. Prices for the ROW sales can be seen below. These
prices have been set by the Village Board and do not
require the buyer to purchase the entire portion of ROW available.
An encumbrance is defined as a utility easement of a Village owned
service (ex. storm sewer, relief sewer, water main, etc.) that lies
within the public ROW in question.
Please see the map on this page for all available ROW sales
in the Village of Western Springs. The spread sheet available below
will also provide additional details on each piece of ROW available.
Any buyers who are interested in a portion of ROW should contact the
Municipal Services Department using the contact information on this
page. All ROW purchases must be brought to the Properties and
Recreation Committee at the beginning of the month and approved at a
Village Board Meeting.
This map allows for user to zoom in and select specific items. Use
the scroll wheel on your mouse to zoom in and out. You can use the +
and - on your keyboards to zoom. Clicking an item will allow you to see
specific details. A full screen version of this map can be found at the
following link: Available Right-of-Way Sales Map