5th Avenue Steering Committee

The purpose of the 5th Avenue Steering Committee is to provide Ryan Companies with community input and direction during the community engagement and concept creation phases of the 5th Avenue Project. Committee members serve both as communicators, sharing residents’ concerns with Ryan and relaying progress back to their constituents, and as an advisory group. The committee is not a decision-making body.

Committee Composition

Per City Council direction, the 5th Avenue Steering Committee includes 11 individuals from the following stakeholder groups:

  • Two City Council members (non-voting)
  • Two residents from the Park Addition subdivision
  • One resident from the Pilgrim's Addition subdivision
  • One resident from ECHO
  • One resident from WHOA
  • One DCM representative 
  • One representative of the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation
  • One commuter
  • One representative of the Senior Task Force

Resident and stakeholder representatives were selected by the population they represent.

Meeting Information

Feb. 15, 2020 Meeting

In late January, Ryan Companies provided an updated design concept for the 5th Avenue Project to the City Council for its consideration. To facilitate discussion on this new concept, a meeting of the 5th Avenue Steering Committee took place on Feb. 15. A summary of the meeting can be viewed by clicking the link below. Included is a synopsis of each Steering Committee member’s input on the revised baseline concept, along with a recap of public comment provided.

View Feb. 15 Meeting Summary 

Sept. 23, 2019 Meeting Recap

On September 23, 2019, the 5th Avenue Steering Committee convened to review the baseline concept and public input received. Through a facilitated discussion and series of votes, the Steering Committee discussed concerns and opportunities presented by the concept. The consensus of the Steering Committee was to move forward with the baseline concept. The Steering Committee shares many of the same concerns expressed by the public about the project and felt moving forward with the baseline will provide the means to complete necessary parking, traffic, and other detailed studies of the area, to more accurately plan for the proper density, mix of land uses, necessary pedestrian and traffic improvements, and provide an adequate parking supply. It was also recommended by a majority of the Steering Committee that the future study include stormwater improvements within Kendall Park to address the needs of the Pilgrim’s Addition neighborhood. The Steering Committee is particularly interested in seeing traffic modeling, more information about the affordable housing elements, and green space additions. 

View Sept. 23 Detailed Meeting Summary

(revised 9/26 - changes are highlighted in yellow)

View Steering Committee Recommendation Summary Table 

(revised 9/26 - change is highlighted in yellow to indicate no vote taken by Steering Committee on highlighted item)

See the Government Meetings Calendar

Meeting Agendas and Packets

Meeting Minutes