Residents Asked for Input on Development Concepts and Trends
Updated Comprehensive Master Plan Will Guide Officials, Residents and Developers
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Community members are invited to share their vision for Naperville’s continued development as part of planned updates to the City’s comprehensive master plan. The plan, first adopted in 1960, serves as a guide for growth and development in the City, providing direction to those seeking to develop their land, as well as the decision makers who decide whether requests should be approved.
Two workshops have been scheduled to provide residents with the chance to learn more about the planning process and to help identify valued development trends and concepts. They will be held simultaneously from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, June 17, at Council Chambers of the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St., and at the 95th Street Public Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Road. Workshop content will be the same at both locations. Community members are also invited to visit the project website at naperville.il.us/master-plan-update/ for project news.
As Naperville has grown, so too has its plan — from a single document serving 12,933 residents in 1960, into three area plans and 27 sub-area plans that have helped shape Naperville into the dynamic destination City of today. The comprehensive master plan update will result in a new, user-friendly plan document that:
- takes into consideration rapidly changing development concepts and trends
- incorporates citizen input and ideas
- consolidates area and many sub-area plans into a single, streamlined master plan that provides clear guidance to citizens, developers and community leaders
The updated plan will recommend land-use designations for 10 geographic areas within the City's planning boundaries. The plan will also provide goals and recommendations that will apply City-wide for topics such as gaps in the City’s housing market, aging commercial areas, environmental sustainability and changing technology. Houseal Lavigne Associates LLC, a consulting firm specializing in community planning, has been contracted to update the plan.
Once the planning process is underway, do-it-yourself workshop kits will be available at the Municipal Center. These kits will offer residents the ability to host their own workshops, posing similar questions to those asked at the community workshops. The kits will be key in gathering input from specific segments of the City's population, while helping to bolster interest in the planning process through citizen-led outreach.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.