Naperville City Council Update 05-20-16

This patch of land located at Charles Avenue and Bauer Road will soon be home to a 22 unit, 6 building townhouse development after months of negotiations.

Naperville City Council voted 7-1 to approve plans to annex the land for Oak Creek Capitol Partner’s Bauer Place Development despite residents’ concerns about building height, density and water issues.

“Please ask the developer to go back and tweak the design, ask them to turn the building to face the street, just like the other townhouses, ask them to build it with two stories and ask them to build 15 or 16 townhouses. That’s building it right,” said Dale Dionesotes, a neighbor.

But this wasn’t the first time the developer pitched his ideas to council, tweaking plans down from 30 houses and 8 buildings after the council shut down the idea back in November. This time around, however, they believe they got it right.

“We are the same height as our neighbors. We’ve provided, as requested, a very large open space along Bauer Road with heavy landscaping, we’ve added a privacy fence and almost excessive landscaping,” said Len Munson, Attorney for Oak Creek Capitol Partners.

Council members agreed.

“At the end of the day everything I had for ammo for reasons to turn this down tonight, they came back with answers that surprised me and that hold water,” said Paul Hinterlong, Councilman for the City of Naperville.

The townhouses will sell for about $400,000 and the city is requiring a 30 percent limit on how many can be rental units.

And on the business front, Perma-Seal got approval from council to make Naperville home to their headquarters.

The business bought five acres of land at 1720 Quincy Avenue from the city and say they’ll bring 190 jobs to Naperville.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.

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