North Central College in the News

North Central’s intent to construct gateway entrance on Washington Street featured in local media

Jul 27, 2022

The proposed gateway will help to increase the College’s visibility in downtown Naperville

North Central College has proposed building a gateway sign on Washington Street to give its Naperville campus higher visibility in downtown Naperville. The College shared its intentions for construction during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting in the beginning of July. In 2012, the College purchased the property near Washington and Aurora Avenue, south of the DuPage River and north of the Burger King restaurant. It worked with the city to raze the existing building there and remediate the land for use as a future park.

Now, the College is working with City of Naperville leaders to erect an arched gateway sign that would sit atop columns like those found throughout the campus. The gateway would identify the College, create an entrance to the College’s campus and fulfill the desire to establish visibility on Washington Street, the main thoroughfare through Naperville’s downtown district.

The College’s plans for the archway were featured in local media outlets: