City of St. Charles Comprehensive Plan Task Force to Meet May 24
Meeting will Focus on Randall Road Corridor and Downtown
The next Comprehensive Plan Task Force meeting will review Key Focus Area Plans for the West Gateway, which includes the Randall Road corridor, former St. Charles Mall site and the Downtown area. The meeting will be held Thurs., May 24 at 7:00 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main Street, St. Charles.
“Key Focus Area Plans are components of the Comprehensive Plan that identify visions and goals of a particular area,” said Russell Colby, Planning Division Manager in the Community Development department. “They focus on specific improvement objectives, development opportunities, and building and site design guidelines. These plans build on community input from the outreach and workshops the City conducted last fall.”
The Comprehensive Plan serves as the City’s official guide for land use, physical improvement and development. Work on the plan began last summer. A final draft of the plan is anticipated by fall 2012 for review by the Plan Commission and Planning and Development Committee.
Later this summer, a Key Focus Area Plan also will be developed for the East Gateway, which includes East Main Street and the Charlestowne Mall area. A visioning workshop will be held specifically for the mall property and a real estate marketing study will be conducted to identify potential alternatives for future use of the site.
Community members are encouraged to continue offering input through the project website. For more information, visit City’s website, www.stcharlesil.gov, and click on the Comprehensive Plan badge at the bottom of the page, or contact Russell Colby at 630-377-4443.
About the City of St. Charles
Friendly neighborhoods, diverse retailers, international employers, innovative schools, beautiful parks, varied cultural amenities, and unique architecture have earned St. Charles its reputation as the Pride of the Fox. Located in both DuPage and Kane counties, the City of St. Charles is 35 miles west of downtown Chicago, and has a population of approximately 33,000. Over 2,100 businesses, consisting of a balanced mix of retailers, restaurants and manufacturing facilities, employ more than 18,000 people. The City of St. Charles was named the #1 City for Families by Family Circle® magazine; one of the “150 Great Places in Illinois,” by the AIA Illinois; and one of the “Top 10 Towns To Live In” by West Suburban Living magazine. www.stcharlesil.gov.