Request for Concepts - Downtown Riverfront Property

  • Former Police Station site
  • Municipal Center and former Police Station site
  • Riverfront and former Police Station site

The City of St. Charles is seeking conceptual proposals from qualified developers for redevelopment of City-owned property along the Fox River in the northeast quadrant of Downtown St. Charles. The property includes a former Police Station facility, and may also incorporate adjacent open spaces and parking lots, as defined herein and shown in attached exhibits. The City is open to a variety of uses on this site, but has a preference for mixed-use design that will contribute to the vibrant economy of St. Charles and complement the surrounding downtown area.

In 2020 the City updated its Comprehensive Plan recommendations for the Downtown Sub Area, in part due to the anticipated redevelopment of this City-owned site. City Staff gathered community input on the future development of downtown St. Charles through several community visioning sessions. The feedback that was solicited throughout the planning process significantly influenced the guidelines and recommendations established in the updated plan. The City encourages responders to reference the Comprehensive Plan when drafting their proposals.  

The intent of this Request for Conceptual Proposals is to identify potential project concepts that meet the City’s interests for redevelopment of the property. The City intends to review the conceptual proposals and consider selecting a developer with a concept that best meets the qualifications of this request. If a concept is selected, the City would continue discussions with the select developer regarding refinement of the concept and a redevelopment agreement for the property.

To be considered, proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. on March 15, 2022.


Direct inquiries or requests for information to

Community Development Department
Russell Colby, Director
2 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174
(630) 377-4443 

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