Lexington Club is a planned 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 rezoning of the property for residential use and a Planned Unit Development (PUD) for the project on January 7, 2013. The 2013 plan included 102 townhomes and 28 single family homes.
2015 Proposed Development Plan
In 2015, Lexington Homes, the developer of the project, submitted a request to revise the development plan for the project to include only single-family detached houses (107 units). The change to the development plan would require rezoning all of the property for single family use, amending the 2013 planned unit development (PUD) ordinance to reflect the change in land use, and approval of a new PUD Preliminary Plan (including site, engineering, landscape and architectural plans).
A public hearing to review the proposal was held by the Plan Commission on March 17, 2015, and the Plan Commission recommended approval of the new plan for the project. The plan did not advance further in the review process and was never presented for final approval.
Site Development Work
Lexington Homes hired Huff and Huff as their environmental consultant. Huff and Huff 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). In October 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.
Additional site work is on hold until plans for the project are finalized. Environmental remediation work will occur as a part of the overall site grading and utility installation for the project.