Take Action on the CityGate West Development Project
Posted on Oct 29, 2020
Greetings Brookdale Residents,
In the October 2020 Brookdale newsletter, I had shared with you a portion of an email that I received from the developer of the CityGate West
development project that would be built in the area surrounding TopGolf and WhirlyBall. This development would have a serious impact to District 204 schools and the families that live within the District.
On October 15, there was a preliminary Zoom meeting involving the developer and HOA Presidents from the neighborhoods that feed into Hill Middle School, and the focus was on how this proposed development affects our neighborhoods. The developer shared a presentation with us outlining the proposed development. Highlights of the proposal are:
- 2 buildings comprising 410 residences – 82 studio/convertible apartments, 224 one-bedroom apartments, and 104 two-bedroom apartments
- 2 hotels
- 10 restaurants
- 2 commercial retail shopping centers
- A Village Center, Festival Street, and Commons
The Brookdale Neighborhood Association is in favor of smart development that benefits the entire area. We are not in favor of the CityGate West development in its current configuration.
The developer states that the development will generate an additional 32 students that would attend our already-crowded elementary, middle and high schools. The District 204 Board of Education is already on-record as opposing the project in its current configuration, and their data indicates that between 57-102 students will be generated from 100 two-bedroom units.
I have created an online petition at Change.org
that will be sent directly to the City of Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission. We want the City to know that our schools are already over capacity and that we are not in favor of any development that would add more students to our schools, or which would result in more neighborhood children being bussed to other District 204 schools outside of Brookdale.
A follow-up Zoom meeting will take place on Thursday, November 5, well in advance of the City of Naperville Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on November 18. I will distribute that invitation to all interested parties in our neighborhood.
Thank you for your support in this endeavor.