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Water Street District Development

Work on this project began in April 2015 and will continue into 2017. Lend Lease is the general contractor for this project.

While the development is under construction, portions of Water Street are closed to vehicles and pedestrians.


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The City does not anticipate major interruptions to Main Street or Aurora Avenue. The portion of the Riverwalk adjoining the development from just west of the covered bridge at Webster Street east to the stairway past the Main Street Bridge will be closed to pedestrians throughout the duration of the project.

Delivery of the materials needed to build the development may require temporary disruption of traffic at adjacent intersections. Motorists should use caution while driving in the area and construction activities are underway.

Project Overview

The Water Street District development is a public-private partnership to redevelop the properties along Water Street between Main Street and Webster Street in downtown Naperville. Marquette Property Investments Inc. plans to demolish the existing buildings on the block (excluding the Naperville Township and Moser Plaza buildings) and build several new building with commercial and hotel uses.

The project will also feature several new public amenities that include:

  • A 500+ space parking deck
  • Reconstructed and improved Riverwalk
  • Reconstruction of Water Street with downtown streetscape elements

Details on the proposed development are available on Marquette’s project website.

Follow Along on Instagram

The City of Naperville is chronicling construction of the Water Street District Development every Wednesday on its Instagram account using the hashtag #waterstreetwednesday. Follow along!

Public Outreach

Updates on this project will be made available on this webpage throughout the duration of the project.

Construction updates on the proposed development are available on Marquette’s project website.