Position on Heritage Place

Ram West Capital seeks to redevelop the Little Friends property into Heritage Place, a 47-unit townhome community. 12 new buildings would be constructed consisting of 44 townhome units, while the Kroehler Mansion would be renovated and divided into… Read More

Heritage Place elevation with black windows

Little Friends redevelopment proposal

Little Friends, Inc. has entered into a contract to sell their campus to Ram West Capital LLC pending certain contingencies, including the approval of redevelopment plans by the City of Naperville. Ram West is working with DJK Custom… Read More

Position on DJK Homes development concept for Little Friends property

The ECHO board met via teleconference on Saturday, May 16 to discuss the business terms and concept plan that are before the City Council for feedback, and to consider the resident input we have received. Little Friends continues… Read More

DJK Homes concept for Little Friends property

A request for feedback from Ram West Capital and DJK Custom Homes is on the City Council agenda for this coming Tuesday, May 19. (The previously reported sale to a local business owner has been terminated.) The current… Read More

Kroehler Mansion demolition denied by HPC

On October 24, the Naperville Historic Preservation Commission voted 7-0 to deny the Certificate of Appropriateness application from Little Friends, Inc. to demolish their entire campus, including the Kroehler Mansion. Consensus amongst the Commissioners was unanimous that historical… Read More

Save the Kroehler Mansion

The Save the Kroehler Mansion group is separate from ECHO, but this information is being shared for the benefit of neighborhood residents. The Kroehler Mansion was used as a North Central College dormitory for several decades before being… Read More