River East Lofts

Zoning applications have been filed for River East Lofts, a proposed mixed-use building at the southeast corner of Illinois & Riverside Aves. The site is a parking lot with bank ATM and an office building (former location of the Chamber of Commerce).

The proposed building would contain retail space and parking on the first floor and upper floor residential apartments- 43 total residential units (27- One Bedroom and 16-Two Bedroom). The applicant is STC 216, LLC.

Applications filed include:

  • Special Use for PUD: To establish a PUD ordinance with unique zoning use and standards to accommodate the project.
  • PUD Preliminary Plan: To approve the physical development of the property, including site, engineering, and landscape plans. 

Historic Preservation Commission review - March 16, 2022

For properties located within the Historic District, the Historic Preservation reviews zoning applications and provides a recommendation to the Plan Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission’s recommendation is to address the potential impact of the application on the historic resources of the City and the Historic District.  The Historic Preservation Commission recommended approval of the project.


Plan Commission public hearing- held March 22, 2022; and continued to April 19, 2022

Plan Commission held a public hearing on March 22 and April 19, and recommended approval of the applications on April 19, in a 5 to 3 vote.

Plan Commissioners offered a number of comments and suggestions for the applicant to consider. The applicant is now evaluating the comments and suggestions before proceeding with consideration by the P&D Committee.  If the project plans are modified, depending on the extent of the changes,  a new review by Historic Preservation and Plan Commission may be required.


Planning & Development Committee - Date to be determined (as soon as June 13, 2022)


Concept Plan review- 2021

A Concept Plan for the project was reviewed in Summer 2021. Meeting information from the Concept Plan review can be reviewed here:

The Concept Plan review process enables developers to obtain informal feedback from City officials and the public.  The conclusion of the Concept Plan review is not a decision by the City, but simply information that the developer can use to decide whether to pursue the project further.

For more information, contact the Community and Economic Development Department at (630) 377-4443 or cd@stcharlesil.gov.