The St. Charles Plan Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday on a proposed $70 million renovation and relaunch of the Charlestowne Mall by the San Francisco firm that has a contract to purchase the facility.
The public hearing will be held in the St. Charles City Council Chambers, in the Municipal Center, 2 E. Main St.
A month ago, representatives of the developers of the project laid out preliminary concept plans for a $70 million renovation of the mall, which would include a downsizing — most noticeably, the demolition of the vacant anchor store that once was home to Sears. Other elements of the plan include adding more exterior glass windows and entrances, increasing the mall’s visibility from Route 64, and adding outlot developments closer to the state highway.
Right now the developer is asking the city to amend a special use for the the planned unit development ordinance to allow the changes being proposed at the site.
For more information, see the Plan Commission meeting agenda or contact the Community Development Department at (630) 377-4443.
Sept. 10, 2013: $70 Million Renovation Proposed for Charlestowne Mall