The final Group Input Session was held at 7:30am in the Naperville Municipal Center and was attended by 6 residents, 4 Ryan Staff members and Amy Emery from the City of Naperville. Kyle Schott, Project Manager for Ryan Companies facilitated.
The discussion began with land use where residents provided specific ideas about rentals vs. owned properties and the impact it may have on local property values. Another resident would like to see the area compliment downtown by augmenting amenities and services that are missing such as a daycare, co-working space, a fitness center, a small grocer and a restaurant or two.
The group also spent some time talking about traffic and pedestrian safety with participants suggesting red light cameras, speed bumps and additional patrols to help alleviate some of the issues. A pedestrian bridge on Loomis was a popular suggestion among this group to improve the walkability for school children and commuters alike.
This meeting recap reflects the public input from the November 21 Group Input Session only and was not edited in any way. They are, to the best of our ability, a capture of all of the comments made during the session. Attendees were given an opportunity to provide corrections or additions to the notes before being posted. The goal of these meetings is to obtain qualitative information and context about the key issues for residents and other stakeholders, and not to be used to work towards a consensus or solution at this stage. Other means, such as surveys, will be used to obtain quantitative data from which to gather and compare a large number of responses in a consistent and statistically valid way.