Water Street Project

The Water Street Project will be heading back to City Council in the New Year.

Council voted 6-3 to reverse their December 5th decision to send the controversial Water Street Project back to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Nick Ryan, President of Marquette Properties, said a new plan is in the works when he asked Council to rethink their decision.

Some council members didn’t like the idea of circumventing the processes in place.

The development is targeted for a 2.4-acre site bounded by Aurora Avenue on the south, the DuPage River on the north, Main Street on the east and Webster Street on the west. The proposal calls for the construction of a hotel, parking garage, restaurants, shops and offices. Until recently, it also included apartments.

The new plans for the Water Street Development will be presented at the January 15th City Council meeting.

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