Lexington Club (Former Applied Composites)
The Lexington Club Project is a residential redevelopment of the former Applied Composites Company industrial site located northwest of Downtown St. Charles. The property is generally bounded by Dean Street and Street Street on the south, 5th Street on the east, the former railroad tracks on the north, and 12th Street on the west. The overall site area is approximately 28 acres.
The Applied Composites Company ceased operation at the site in 2005. In 2008, the City Council adopted a Comprehensive Plan Amendment with future land use and development recommendations for the site and the surrounding neighborhood. The City Council approved a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Ordinance and Redevelopment Agreement for the project on January 7, 2013. The Final Plat of Subdivision was approved by City Council on April 15, 2013.
The Redevelopment Agreement specifies certain milestones for the project:
- Enrollment in the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Site Remediation Program. This was completed on October 4, 2013.
- All public improvements shall be substantially completed by October 15, 2016. This includes utilities and streets, but does not include sidewalks, final street paving, or parkway landscaping.
- Construction of the project shall be completed by December 31, 2021.
Update - November 2014:
Revised Concept Plan
The developer, Lexington Homes, has submitted a Concept Plan application, which proposes to change the development plan for the project to include only single family houses (detached units). The Concept Plan is scheduled to be reviewed by the Plan Commission on Nov. 18, 2014 and the Planning & Development Committee of the City Council on Dec. 8, 2014. The Concept Plan process provides feedback for the developer to consider in deciding whether to pursue formal approval of the plan.
Changes to the previously approved Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinanace will require the filing of one or more zoning applications, which require a Public Hearing before the Plan Commission and ordinance approval by City Council.
Lexington Homes has hired Huff and Huff as their environmental consultant. Huff and Huff has installed monitoring wells on the site, performed sampling, and completed and submitted the necessary documentation required for enrollment into the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's (IEPA) Site Remediation Program (SRP). On October 4, 2013, the project site was officially accepted into the IEPA's Site Remediation Program. The Site Remediation Plan has been has been approved by the IEPA. Per the approved plan, additional sampling has been performed on the site and the developer is currently in the process of working with the IEPA.
Lexington's Engineer has submitted revised Final Engineering Plans for review by City staff. Pending City staff approval, the engineer will then submit permit applications to the IEPA for the construction of the sanitary sewer and water main.