It was billed as a wonderful public-private partnership that would wrap retail shops around a parking deck. But the deal to build the 317-space addition to the Van Buren parking deck has gone sour, with the parties involved in the private side of the partnership suing each other. In court Tuesday, a lawyer for one of the parties said the dispute threatens to shut the project down, The Sun reports Wednesday.
Maybe this will all work out and there will be no delays to the project. Then again, maybe not.
What impact do you think the lawsuits will have on construction? How important is it to you that the Van Buren deck addition be completed on time? What do you think of the downtown parking situation? And given these developments, what should Naperville's approach to public-private partnerships be in the future?