Naperville City Council Update

At the latest city council meeting, the group voted to allow a new development to come to town, which opened up discussions on other policies when building here in Naperville.

Petitioner Paul Trotto came before the council again, discussing his plan for a 19 town-house site called Linden Woods that would require the annexation of three acres of land.

While the council was in favor of the new development, they were split on how he, and other developers in the future, should pay contributions to the Naperville Park District and school districts, a requirement for new developments which come to town.

“It’s clear to me that if economic development is going to be an important part of our positions up here and our goals, that this policy is in conflict and that we need to massage it or eliminate it all together,” said Steve Chirico, Mayor of the City of Naperville.

Council voted 5-4 to allow Trotto to pay just a portion of the donations before receiving a building permit, instead of the usual full amount required before planning.

City staff will be reviewing the school and park donation policies and will bring the topic to the planning and zoning commission before bringing it back to council for further discussion.

Naperville News 17’s Alyssa Bochenek reports.

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