The talk of the town in late 2007 was an ambitious plan to rethink land uses for more than 200 acres smack dab in the middle of One of the Most Desirable Places to Live on Earth. It was bounced around like a political hot potato between Naperville School District 203, the Park District and City Council before being unceremoniously dropped. What happened?
Today's Sun offers the opinion of Naperville School District 203 officials, who say it would take at least five years to work up a plan that incorporated input from people as varied as trapshooters at Sportsman's Park to green thumbs who use the garden plots to relatives visiting loved ones buried at Naperville Cemetery.
There's been virtually no public talk about the plan since D203 decided to go ahead and try to renovate Naperville Central High School rather than rebuild it, which might have entailed moving it across the street to Knoch Park.
So what about the Caroline Martin-Mitchell property? Should all of the stakeholders at least try to tackle a long-range vision for Naperville's Central Square, even if it takes five years? What creative concepts would you suggest? In your opinion, what existing uses absolutely should be saved?