Affordable Senior and Individuals With Developmental Disabilities Housing Project

Meeting Scheduled

The two firms selected to proceed will present their proposals and answer questions at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Naperville Municipal Center.

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This project is focused on expanding quality, affordable housing for seniors and individuals with developmental disabilities in Naperville using City-owned property located near the intersection of 103rd Street and Route 59. The Naperville City Council directed this project in accordance with the recommendation to leverage public lands to address affordable housing needs, made in the Housing Needs Assessment/Housing Needs Report (2020).

Publicly owned land identified for affordable housing shall achieve the following outcomes, as approved by the Naperville City Council on Aug. 17, 2021:

  • Provide a variety of affordable housing styles and sizes to address needs identified within the Housing Needs Assessment/Housing Needs Report (2020).
  • Offer convenient access to shopping, transportation, health care and other support services and amenities, including open space.
  • Be well-suited, based on parcel location, size, utility access and site features, to support a thoughtful design with sustainable elements that offer residents a high-quality lifestyle.
  • Achieve the greatest impact on unmet housing needs by restricting or possibly excluding market-rate units.

The City issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the project in September 2021. Four firms responded in December 2021.

Timeline

Phase I

In December 2021 and January 2022, a team evaluated the four proposals received in response to the request for proposals (RFP) in accordance with the RFP criteria.

The team complied with the City's procurement code and included representatives from the Naperville City Council, Naperville Development Partnership, Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission, Senior Task Force and the Accessible Community Task Force.

After careful review, the team ranked the written proposals as follows:

  1. Gorman & Company LLC
  2. Mercy Housing Lakefront
  3.  Alden Foundation
  4. Housing 4 All

The two teams with the highest rankings, Gorman & Company LLC and Mercy Housing Lakefront, will move forward to Phase II of the project. Click here to view the scoring summary. View the proposals here.

Phase II

Gorman & Company LLC and Mercy Housing Lakefront will present their proposals and answer questions at a public meeting hosted by the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission (HRFHC). The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.

Each of the two selected firms will have 30 minutes to present their qualifications and concept for the project, followed by up to 30 minutes of public questions and answers, facilitated by the HRFHC.  Any additional questions may be submitted in writing and will be forwarded to each firm for response. A summary of the questions and responses will be posted on this page after the meeting. 

After the presentations conclude, the HRFHC will have the opportunity to comment on both the presentations and the comments received. This may take place at the March 7 meeting or at a future meeting. This information will be considered during Phases III and IV.

Phase III

Major business terms: March – May 2022

During this phase, City staff will work with short-listed firms to define key business terms related to the site. This may include specific definitions of affordable, senior, timeframe to maintain affordability, number of units, building height, open space expectations and more.

Phase IV

Development team selection by City Council: May – June 2022

Phase V

Entitlement Process: June 2022 – completion.

Development team will prepare engineering, landscaping, architectural and other plans needed to develop the site. The plans will be subject to review by the Plan Commission and approval by City Council.

Phase VI

Property transfer and construction. The property will be conveyed to the selected development team by City Council.

Community Meetings

The two firms selected to proceed will present their proposals and answer questions at a public meeting hosted by the Human Rights and Fair Housing Commission. The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on March 7 at the Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle Street.