Charlestowne Mall - The Quad St. Charles

Illustrative site plan
View of southwest mall entry & theater
View of southeast mall entry & relocated food court
View of north mall entry (existing food court entry)

The Charlestowne Mall is planned to be relaunched as "The Quad St. Charles". The developer/property manager is The Krausz Companies, Inc., representing new property owners SC Main 3800, LLC.

Additional information on the project can be found on the Krausz Companies website and the project website for The Quad.

Current status of the project:

The Krausz Companies have advised the City that they remain fully committed to the redevelopment of The Quad. Von Maur, Carson Pirie Scott, Kohl’s and Classic Cinemas will continue to anchor the center. Additionally, Krausz Companies have partnered with the MG Herring Group and Tricom Real Estate Group to strengthen the development and leasing team. The leasing team is working full time with prospective and interested tenants for the mall. 

The Krausz Companies have hired a local Mid America Real Estate Group team to assist with efforts to market and lease the outlots. The outlots have received strong interest.

Dependent on leasing efforts, the development team is targeting a holiday 2016 opening for the mall.

About the Project:

The proposed plans for The Quad St. Charles include:

  • Keeping the building as an enclosed shopping mall.
  • Constructing new entrances to create street-facing front entrys into the mall building.
  • Reconfiguring the interior and exterior areas around the former Sears store.
  • Complete renovation of the interior, including the center court.
  • Removing the food court wing of the mall.
  • Creating new retail/commercial buildings around the mall, including outlot buildings along Main Street (Illinois Route 64).
  • No changes to the detention basins or landscaping along the north property line of the mall.

Approval Process and Construction Status:

In 2013, the City approved amendments to the Charlestowne Mall Planned Unit Development (PUD) to change the zoning requirements for the site. The City also approved a Conceptual Site Plan to demonstrate the design intent of the project.

The developer is in the process of having PUD Preliminary Plans reviewed and approved for each phase of the project. The review process for Preliminary Plans includes a review and recommendation by Plan Commission and approval by City Council.

Plans for Phase 1, which included relocating the ring road and site utility work to create new building outlots along Main St., were approved in 2014. Construction of site improvements for Phase 1 was completed in Summer 2015. Plans for buildings on the new outlots will be reviewed as each is proposed for development.

Plans and construction documents for Phase 2 of the project, which includes renovation of the existing mall building, are under development by the project architect. Once future tenant locations are finalized, the architect will be able to finalize construction plans to submit to the City for review.

Additionally, the theater is working on plans for an extensive remodeling.

For more information on the project, please contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (630) 377-4443.