Help Decide St. Charles' Future of Development at April 24 Open House

Help Decide St. Charles’ Future of Development at April 24 Open House

The city of St. Charles is holding an Open House to discuss updates to the 2013 Comprehensive Plan that focuses on development in a portion of the downtown.

The Open House will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in 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.

On the east side, the Police Department will be leaving its current facility, and discussions are ongoing about the potential for pedestrian and recreational enhancement to the riverfront in this area.

In light of these changes, the City plans 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 2nd Avenue on the east and 4th Street on the west.

Open House attendees will learn more about the current Comprehensive Plan, offer feedback, and participate in interactive activities that will help the Plan Commission gauge preferences for the future of our 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,” said Community Development Division Manager Russell Colby. “Prior to the Plan Commission beginning discussions, the city is looking for input from the community on their vision for the area.”

For more information, contact the Community & Economic Development Department at 630.377.4443 or visit the project website:

About the City of St. Charles

The city of St. Charles, Illinois, is guided by the four driving principles in its Mission: Heritage. Community. Service. Opportunity.

The city has gained national recognition as a family-friendly town and wide acclaim for its architecture, living up to its nickname Pride of the Fox. Located 35 miles west of Chicago, predominantly in Kane County, St. Charles is home to 33,000 residents and a balanced mix of 2,100 businesses that employ more than 18,000 people.

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