Public Open House Scheduled for Oct. 10 to Discuss Proposed Streetscape Improvements to the East Ogden Avenue Corridor
Staff will also discuss with property owners interest and support for a public/private partnership
An open house on October 10 will introduce proposed streetscape improvements for the East Ogden Avenue Corridor to property owners, tenants and other interested individuals and engage attendees in a discussion of potential funding options for the improvements.
The open house, which is hosted by the City of Naperville, the Naperville Development Partnership and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, at the Iroquois Center, 1163 E. Ogden, Suite #709, in Naperville.
The proposed streetscape improvements are part of the larger Ogden Avenue Corridor Enhancement Initiative, which was adopted by City Council in 2008 to increase the economic viability, improve the sustainability and enhance the character of the corridor, which stretches from Washington Street to the City’s eastern boundary.
The City has completed a number of action items identified in the plan since its approval in 2008, including the adoption of necessary municipal code and zoning amendments, creation of an enhancement initiative to encourage private property improvements, and the installation of new pedestrian signals, ADA intersection improvements, parkway trees and sidewalk sections to eliminate gaps.
The proposed streetscape improvements include burying overhead utility lines, upgrading roadway lighting, installing bus shelters and enhancing major intersections identified as “gateways” to the corridor, among other projects. At the open house, City staff will also address potential funding sources, specifically gauging property owner interest in a public-private partnership through use of a special service area (SSA) to pay for a portion of the improvements.
Questions about the open house can be sent to NDP@naper.org.
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