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New Look Coming to Downtown Naperville?

A new look may be in store for the streets of Downtown Naperville.

As part of an ongoing project, an open house was held recently for residents to discuss their visions for an updated and improved downtown streetscape.

The city plans to establish new standards for sidewalks, benches, lights and pedestrian walkways. P2C Designs and their partners Upland Design were on hand to explain possible changes.

“There’s multiple styles of downtown streetscape styles, one is the commercial area, another is the residential, and a third is the festival streetscape, and that is three blocks on Jackson Avenue, and those three blocks would be closed only when there’s some special event, so most of the time those would be open. But the change in the style of the streetscape would allow it to have wider sidewalks and more flexibility to be used for different things,” said Michelle Kelly, Principle Landscape Architect for Upland Design.

While there’s no set timetable for work, the design group hopes the standards can be reviewed or adopted by the city by the end of the year.

If you couldn’t make the open house, a survey is available on the city’s website through July 20th to share your thoughts.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.


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