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 our Downtown. On the east side, the Police Department will be leaving their current facility. Meanwhile, discussions are ongoing about the potential for pedestrian and recreational enhancement to the riverfront in this area.
We’re updating our Comprehensive Plan
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.
This summer, plan updates will be drafted and recommended by the Plan Commission, and then forwarded for consideration by the City Council Planning & Development Committee. Before the Plan Commission begins discussions, the City is looking for input from the community on their vision for the area.
Come to the Open House
We are holding an Open House on Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 pm in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St. Come to the Open House to learn more and give us your feedback. Participate in interactive activities that will help the Plan Commission gauge preferences for the future of this portion of downtown. City staff will be there to provide background information regarding the study area and answer questions.
For more information, contact the Community & Economic Development Department at (630) 377-4443 or visit the project website: https://www.stcharlesil.gov/projects/downtown-comprehensive-plan-update.