No Recommendation for Promenade Phase 3:
The third and final phase of the Main Street Promenade moves on to city council with no recommendation either way from the Planning and Zoning Commission. Last night the group had a split 4-4 vote on the five-story mixed-use building proposed by Retail Properties of America for the .83-acre lot on the corner of Main Street and Benton Avenue. It would include a first floor for retail and four floors with 72 apartment units. Neighbors from the Benton Avenue Apartments discussed their concerns with the size and density of the building, as well its setback from the Benton apartments. Some on the dais also voiced concerns with the number of allotted parking spots, which is less than required under city ordinance.
Wolf’s Crossing Groundbreaking:
A little drizzle didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those gathered for the groundbreaking of the Wolf’s Crossing Community Park. The 33-acre park in southwest Naperville will sit just south of Wolf’s Crossing Road and Trumpet Avenue. Amenities in the park will include 1.4 miles of trails, a splash pad, and several athletic fields. Construction on Phase I is set to be complete in summer of 2020.
Naperville Native Produces DeLorean Documentary:
Naperville native Tamir Ardon is riding high with the release of his film “Framing John DeLorean.” He was back in the area for a special screening of the documentary, held at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove. Ardon produced the film about the famous automaker, portrayed by Alec Baldwin, and was honored to have it shown at the Tivoli. That’s where he first fell in love with the DeLorean after seeing it featured on screen when he was five, watching “Back To The Future.” Those showing up for the special screening had a chance to see the iconic cars up close outside of the theater, and sit in on a Q&A with Ardon after the film.
Increased Penalty for Texting and Driving:
The Naperville Police Department is alerting drivers to a new law that will increase the penalty for texting and driving. Starting July 1, drivers caught using a hand-held electronic communication device while driving will receive a moving violation, no matter what number offense it is. Currently, a first offense earns you a non-moving violation. Moving violations go on your permanent driving record, and three of them could result in the loss of driving privileges. Remember, it’s always illegal to text or talk at a red light or if sitting in traffic. You can find the full text of the law on the Illinois General Assembly website.
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