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Charlestowne Mall public hearing to resume Tuesday

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Plan Commission is expected to continue a public hearing about Charlestowne Mall.

The commission is to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the St. Charles City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main St., St. Charles.

SC Main 3800 LLC, the contract buyers of Charlestowne Mall, are requesting to amend the shopping center’s PUD ordinance to allow for proposed improvements.

Proposed changes include removing the former Sears store, downsizing and relocating the food court and reconfiguring the front entrances to the mall and movie theater with new retail and dining units.

The mall will remain enclosed.

The contract buyers also want to add commercial buildings, such as restaurants and banks, along East Main Street.

Members of the new ownership team have said construction could begin as early as the start of construction season next year, with a target completion date of late summer or early fall 2015.

The redeveloped mall is expected to have about 100 dining and entertainment tenants as well as the current anchors – Von Maur, Carson Pirie Scott, Kohl’s and Classic Cinemas.

The Plan Commission’s recommendation on the PUD request will be forwarded to the St. Charles City Council.

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