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St. Charles seeking comment on development opportunities

Will hold open house April 24 as part of Comprehensive Plan update

The city of St. Charles will hold an open house to discuss updates to the 2013 Comprehensive Plan that focuses on development in a portion of the city's downtown. The open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 24 in the St. Charles City Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St.
The city of St. Charles will hold an open house to discuss updates to the 2013 Comprehensive Plan that focuses on development in a portion of the city's downtown. The open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 24 in the St. Charles City Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St.

ST. CHARLES – The city of St. Charles will have an open house to discuss updates to the 2013 Comprehensive Plan that focuses on development in a portion of the city’s downtown.

The open house will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. April 24 in the St. Charles City Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St.  

Over the next few years, there may be development opportunities coming to the area north of Main Street and south of the old railroad bridge within downtown St. Charles, according to city officials. On the east side, the police department will be leaving its facility, and discussions are ongoing about the potential for pedestrian and recreational enhancement to the riverfront in this area.

In light of these changes, city officials plan to update the vision laid out in the downtown section of the 2013 Comprehensive Plan, which serves as the city’s long-range guide for development. The update will be specific to a focus area north of Main Street between Second Avenue on the east and Fourth Street on the west.

Open house attendees will learn more about the Comprehensive Plan, offer feedback and participate in interactive activities that will help the St. Charles Plan Commission gauge preferences for the future of the downtown. City staff will be there to provide background information regarding the study area and answer questions.

“This summer, plan updates will be drafted and recommended by the Plan Commission and then forwarded for consideration by the City Council,” community development division manager Russell Colby said in a news release. “Prior to the Plan Commission beginning discussions, the city is looking for input from the community on their vision for the area.”

For information, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at 630-377-4443 or visit the project website: www.stcharlesil.gov/projects/downtown-comprehensive-plan-update.

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