Opportunities for Community Input
Your input is valued. During the process we will work tirelessly to understand your thoughts on how we can make the 5th Avenue Development one that is valued for years to come. The main objective for this process is to gain input from individuals, groups and community stakeholders in order to identify key issues as well as opportunities so we may create a vision and concept that will greatly enhance the community. Over the next several months community members will have a number of opportunities to express their thoughts and concerns, share their needs and provide invaluable input on the development.
The purpose of the Steering Committee is to provide Ryan Companies with community input and direction during the issue engagement/program phase of the development process. In the event that the project moves forward to the visioning/program development phase, the Steering Committee’s role will continue.
The Steering Committee has been established at the direction of the City Council and is comprised of 2 City Council members, 2 City staff members, 2 Ryan representatives, one commuter, a representative from the Senior Task Force and 7 area residents (one from each: Pilgrim’s Addition, WHOA, ECHO and Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation), 2 Park Addition and Mayor Emeritus Pradel. The meetings will be open to the public and compliant with the Open Meetings Act including notice, agendas and minutes.
Council Members – Rebecca Boyd-Obarski and Judith Brodhead
City Staff – Marcie Schatz and Allison Laff
Ryan Companies – Jim McDonald and Clare Scott
At-Large Representative – Mayor Emeritus A. George Pradel
Commuters – Katie Sowa
Pilgrim Edition – Patrick Kelly
Park Edition – Thom Higgins and Laura Zeman
WHOA – Jim Ruhl
ECHO – Marybeth Box
Senior Task Force – Jim Hill
Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation – Dr. Bob Buckman
The Steering Committee will identify the final list of topics to be discussed by the Working Groups. Each group will include 3-4 community representatives, a City Council member, city staff, and representatives of Ryan Companies. Working Groups will have a more intensive meeting schedule, meeting at least two times per month for an estimated two hours per meeting. Meetings will be held in the early morning or late afternoon to facilitate the schedules of the community members while also recognizing these meetings will also include technical consultants.
Take A Survey
The initial survey closed on December 31. Additional surveys, as determined by the Steering Committee, will be available in the first quarter of 2018.
Group Input Sessions
The Group Input phase of the process is now complete. Over 160 residents, commuters and business owners joined us across the nine sessions to share their ideas and feedback for the space. Visit the Project Updates page for a recap of the Input Session Summary provided at the City Council Workshop on December 19.