5th Avenue Project Background Information

This page is a resource for all background information related to the 5th Avenue Project. In the interest of transparency, documentation relating to prior phases or timeframes of this project can be found archived on this webpage.

General Guidelines

Redevelopment Resources

Procurement Process

RFQ Responses


View all FAQs (PDF)

Steering Committee Selection Process

In January 2018, neighborhoods met to select their representative to the 5th Avenue Steering Committee. Below are the dates and times these meetings took place

Commuters: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Lower Level Meeting Rooms, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

ECHO: No meeting; the ECHO Board of Directors made the decision from applications received

Park Addition: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Kreger's Brat and Sausage Haus, 605 N. Ellsworth St.

Pilgrim Addition: Monday, January 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Meeting Room B, Naperville Municipal Center, 400 S. Eagle St.

WHOA: No meeting; the WHOA Board of Directors made the decision from applications received

Community Input Sessions

Community input sessions took place in October and November 2017. There are no further community input sessions currently scheduled.

View Input Session Recaps

October 2017 Community Meeting Comments

Below are comments received from attendees at the October 16 and 17 community meetings. A formal meeting summary is at www.fifthavenuedevelopment.com.

Meeting Comments (Ungrouped)
Meeting Comments (Grouped by Theme)

Stakeholder Meetings

Ryan Companies scheduled meetings with a variety of community stakeholders to receive input regarding the 5th Avenue Project.

View Stakeholder Action Plan

City Advocate Presentation

City Advocate (S.B. Friedman) Presentation at Dec. 4, 2018 Council Meeting

Land Use and Height Survey Results

Ryan partnered with aQity Research & Insights, with input from the 5th Avenue Steering Committee, to develop and administer the 5th Avenue Land Use and Height Survey. Over 1,300 responses were collected from March 13 through May 11, 2018, when the survey closed.

During the June 19, 2018 City Council meeting, aQity Research provided an in-depth analysis of the land use and height survey results. Below are links to the questions asked, the initial top line summary results, and the final full survey report.

Full Survey Report/Analysis

Top Line/Summary Results 

Survey Questions

Affordable Housing Discussion

At its April 3, 2019, meeting, the City Council considered the recommendation of the Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) regarding inclusion of affordable housing within the 5th Avenue Development Project. This discussion was based on HAC’s position paper it developed that recommended the Council direct the project developer to include a minimum of 20% of affordable housing, as defined by the Illinois Housing Development Authority, into the proposed development.

Following input from nine public speakers and discussion at the dais, the City Council voted to consider the recommendation of HAC and provided direction that a goal of 20% of housing in the 5th Avenue development be defined as affordable. The City Council did clarify that this 20% is a target, not a mandate, given that there will likely be trade-offs and balances to be made based on all the different factors, elements, and demands within the development (e.g. stormwater, parking, open space, market demands/feasibility, etc.). 

In addition, Council directed City staff to bring back information on other housing options, including workforce and attainable housing and what definitions of those might look like, along with researching other cities’ inclusionary zoning ordinances.

View April 3 Meeting Video