Affordable Housing for 5th Avenue:
At last night’s Naperville City Council meeting, the group discussed the Housing Advisory Commission’s recommendation that 20% of housing in the 5th Avenue Redevelopment Project be affordable housing. That suggestion is largely due to Naperville falling short of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, or IHDA’s, mandate that 10% of all housing should be affordable. Naperville sits at about 7.5%. All council members felt 20% affordable housing was an admirable target for the project and some members were ready to adopt the housing commission’s recommendation then and there. But others felt it was too early in the process to tie the developer to that mandate. Council asked city staff to come back with language that would make 20% affordable housing an official goal for the project.
A new month means a new topic for A Safer Naper, and this time around it’s victim’s rights. Throughout April, the Naperville Police Department is shining a light on services available for victims of crime. They’ll be hosting their third annual Victim Services Informational Fair on April 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.
Ronald McDonald Family Room Fundraiser:
A fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Edward Hospital brought in $80,000 for the cause. Uncork Your Support was held at Cress Creek Country Club, and featured wine and beer tastings along with activities like a silent auction. Over 300 guests came out for the event to benefit the special room in the pediatric unit, which provides families with a home-like environment where they can stay close to their hospitalized child.
Weed Ladies Spring Sale:
Today marks the start of the Weed Ladies spring floral sale. The volunteer group at Naper Settlement turns 50 this year, and this sale is one of their annual traditions. You can stop by the Daniels House at Naper Settlement from today through Sunday and pick up one of their carefully crafted arrangements, made from silk and dried flowers. Hours for the sale can be found on the Naper Settlement website; admission is free.
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