Islamic Center of Naperville PZC Case 20-1-052

NOTICE/DISCLAIMER

As one means of providing access for the public to express their views regarding cases coming before the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), written public comments may be submitted by the public which will be made part of the record of the case. In addition, the City posts submitted written comments on its website so the comments can be shared with members of the public interested in that case.

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN WRITTEN COMMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE PZC ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE VIEWS OF THE CITY OF NAPERVILLE OR THE MEMBERS OF THE PZC. MOREOVER, ANY PUBLIC COMMENT THAT EXPRESSES PREJUDICE OR BIGOTRY OF ANY KIND DO NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE CITY OR THE MEMBERS OF PZC.

PLEASE NOTE: The ICN Public Hearing has been continued to March 3, 2021.

Click here to view the individuals who have signed up to speak on PZC #20-1-052, Islamic Center of Naperville, through the City’s online Speaker Sign Up page.

Please note: These speakers are listed in the order that their sign-up was submitted and will be called to speak in that order. Additional speakers will be added to the end of the list as new sign-ups are received. If a speaker does not come forward when they are called, they will be added to the end of the speaker list and called again just prior to the closure of the public hearing on this case.

Feb. 17 PZC Public Input

The City provided the following options for public participation in the ICN public hearing prior to and at the public hearing conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021.

1. Written comments: Emails received prior to the Feb. 17 public hearing were processed in the manner described below.

  • Emails that were received from 8:00 a.m. on February 4, 2021 packet sent to the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) and posted online here
  • Emails received after 5:00 p.m. on February 10, 2021 through 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2021 were emailed directly to the PZC. Note: these emails were not included in the PZC packet which was published on February 12, 2021.
  • Emails received after 5:00 p.m. on February 16, 2021 were added to the case file.

Note: The emails noted above were not included in the list of names or comments in support or opposition of this case unless the individual who submitted the email also submitted their name and/or comment via the online Speaker Sign Up form described in #2 below.

2. Online Speaker Sign Up Form: Individuals who signed up on the City’s Speaker Sign Up form were given the following 3 options:

  • In Favor/In Opposition – Approximately 8,350 individuals opted to check a box “in favor” or “in opposition” to the case. Given the volume of names received in support or opposition of this case, as well as the volume of public speakers waiting to provide their testimony in person, the city is no longer going to display those names during the public hearings.  Instead, city staff will share a slide that shows the total number of names in support and a total number of names in opposition that have been submitted for each meeting, post the names to the City’s webpage, add them to the case file, and attach them to the PZC meeting minutes.

View the Names in Support 

View the Names in Opposition 

  • Written Comments - 480 individuals signed up to provide written comments. These comments have been added to the case file for PZC 20-1-052.

View the Comments

3. Live Testimony: A total of 498 individuals signed up to present live oral testimony. At the Feb. 17th meeting, approximately 35 individual provided oral testimony.

Continued Public Input

Online Speaker Sign-Up Form for the March 3, 2021 PZC Meeting:

On Feb. 17, 2021, the PZC continued the ICN public hearing to the March 3, 2021 PZC meeting.  The online speaker sign-up for this meeting will open on or about Feb. 26, 2021 and can be found here. 

Summary of written comments submitted prior to the March 3, 2021 PZC Meeting:

  • Written comments emailed to planning@naperville.il.us from 8:00 a.m. on February 18, 2021 to 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2021 will be included in the March 3rd meeting packet sent to the PZC.  This meeting packet is also posted on the City’s website. 
  • Written comments emailed to planning@naperville.il.us after 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2021 through 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2021 will be emailed directly to the PZC, but will not be included in the PZC packet or posted online. 
  • Written comments emailed to planning@naperville.il.us after 5:00 p.m. on March 2, 2021 will be added to the case file.  

Please be aware that the March 3, 2021 PZC meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m., may include at least one case which will be heard prior to the continuation of the PZC hearing regarding ICN.

Sign up to Speak or Share Opposition/Support at the March 3 PZC Meeting

Feb. 3 PZC Public Input

The City provided the following options for public participation in the ICN public hearing prior to and at the public hearing conducted on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021.

1. Written comments: Approximately 40 emails were processed in the manner described below:

    • Emails that were received from 8 a.m. on Jan. 21 to 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 were included in the agenda packet sent to the Planning and Zoning Commission and posted online here
    • Emails received after 5 p.m. on Jan. 27 through 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 were emailed directly to the PZC. Note: these emails were not included in the PZC packet, which was published on Jan. 29.
    • Emails received after 5 p.m. on Feb. 2 were added to the case file.

    Note: The emails noted above were not included in the list of names or comments in support or opposition of this case, unless the individual who submitted the email also submitted their name and/or comment via the online Speaker Sign Up form described in #2 below.

    2. Online Speaker Sign Up Form: Individuals who signed up on the City’s Speaker Sign Up form were given the following three options:

    1. In Favor/In Opposition - Over 2,950 individuals opted to check a box “in favor” or “in opposition” to the case. The names in support/opposition which were received through online speaker sign-up were not displayed during the Feb. 3 public hearing for ICN. Given the volume of names received, as well as the volume of public speakers waiting to provide their testimony in person, the names were not displayed during the Feb. 17 PZC meeting either.  Instead, city staff shared a slide showing the total number of names in support and the total number of names in opposition that were submitted for the Feb. 3 meeting.

    View the Names in Support/Opposition 

    2. Written Comments - 124 individuals signed up to provide written comments. These comments have been added to the case file for PZC 20-1-052.

    View the Comments

    3. Live Testimony: A total of 216 individuals signed up to present live oral testimony. There was not time to reach oral testimony at the Feb. 3 public hearing, but it will begin at the continued public hearing date of Feb. 17.

    Jan. 20 PZC Meeting Recap and Viewing Options

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) hearing for the ICN case held on Jan. 20, 2021 was available to be viewed by the public on WCNC (Channel 6-WOW; Channel 10-Comcast; Channel 99-AT&T); and online here. The recorded public hearing may still be viewed online here. The Jan 20, 2021 meeting minutes can be found online here.

    Jan. 20 PZC Public Input

    The City provided the following options for public participation in the ICN public hearing prior to and at the public hearing conducted on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.

    1. Written comments: Over 800 emails were processed in the manner described below:

      • Emails that were received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 13 were included in the agenda packet sent to the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) and posted online here
      • Emails received after 5 p.m. on Jan. 13 through 5 p.m. on Jan. 19 were emailed directly to the PZC. Note: these emails were not included in the PZC packet which was published on Jan. 15.
      • Emails received after 5 p.m. on Jan. 19 were added to the case file.

    Note: The emails noted above were not included in the list of names or comments in support or opposition of this case unless the individual who submitted the email also submitted their name and/or comment via the online Speaker Sign Up form described in #2 below.

    2. Online Speaker Sign Up Form: Individuals who signed up on the City’s Speaker Sign Up form were given the following three options:

    1. In Favor/In Opposition - Over 1,800 individuals opted to check a box “in favor” or “in opposition” to the case. The names in support/opposition which were received through online speaker sign-up were displayed during the Jan. 20 public hearing for ICN. These names may be viewed online here. Note: Any names submitted in this category that also included comments explaining the reason for support/opposition were moved to category #3 below. Accordingly, those names were not displayed at the Jan. 20 public hearing for ICN.

    View the Names in Support/Opposition 

    2. Written Comments - 770 individuals signed up to have written comments read aloud. Due to the volume of comments and the many hours of time it would have taken to read written comments submitted through the online Speaker Sign Up aloud, an alternate approach was recommended by staff and approved by the PZC. Accordingly, the following actions have been taken with respect to the 770 written comments received through the online Speaker Sign Up:

        1. Individual emails were sent to each email address provided with the written comment submission setting forth the information in (ii)-(iv) below, as well as available speaking options for the Feb. 3 PZC meeting.
        2. These comments have been forwarded to the PZC for review prior to the continued ICN public hearing (Feb. 3).
        3. These comments may be viewed online here.
        4. These comments have been added to the case file for PZC 20-1-052.

    View the Comments

      3. Live Testimony: 160 individuals signed up to present live oral testimony. There was not time to reach oral testimony at the Jan. 20 public hearing or the Feb. 3 meeting, but it will begin at the continued public hearing date of Feb. 17.

      PLEASE EMAIL planning@naperville.il.us if you have any questions regarding the above or that have not been answered above.