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. There will be a number of opportunities to express thoughts and concerns, share ideas 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 bi-monthly meetings will be open to the public and compliant with the Open Meetings Act including notice, agendas and minutes. Visit the events tab for the next scheduled meeting.
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 Addition – Patrick Kelly
Park Addition – 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 has chosen to move forward with the following Working Groups: land use, storm water, pedestrian safety/connectivity, traffic/transportation, parking and design. Groups are now being assembled and will consist of 4-5 community representatives, a City Council member, city staff, and representatives of Ryan Companies.
They will be tasked with:
- Evaluation of existing information
- Engagement with technical consultant on relevant subject matter
- Inviting and considering community feedback on the particular working group topic
- Completing related due diligence and identifying potential solutions that are financially feasible
- Collaboration with other Working Groups in summarizing the finding of the overall effort
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.