Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The St. Charles City Council’s Planning and Development Committee reviewed the document Monday; public comments to be sought at later date.
If you were at Monday night’s St. Charles City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting and wanted to voice your opinion about the draft 2013 Comprehensive Plan, don’t worry — city officials say you will get your chance. Aldermen listened to a 45-minute presentation on the plan on Monday evening, and City Administrator Brian Townsend said they then spent about 35 more minutes asking questions as they sought a greater understanding of the draft document. The committee took no action on the plan, however — Townsend said that when the committee meets again in June, it likely will take public comments about the document, which has been nearly two years in the making. Adoption of the plan could come after that — in July or in August. …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Measure to donate two parcels of land to build two homes for wounded veterans heads to formal St. Charles City Council vote.
Members of the St. Charles City Council’s Planning and Development Committee on Monday saluted patriots as they voted unanimously to recommend formal council approval of a proposal to transfer two city-owned residential properties to the “Operation Finally Home” program. The council action came with words of support from 2nd Ward Alderman Cliff Carrignan, the committee chairman, and other aldermen, who applauded the efforts of John Hall Jr., who initiated the project with inquiries to the city in July 2010 about properties that might be suitable for such a project. Planner Matt O’Rourke, of the St. Charles Community Development Department, said the city staff looked through the city’s properties for ones that would accommodate homes …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Project had evolved from a 37.8-acre business park in 2008 to a development with about a third of its area devoted to apartments.
Monday night’s unanimous vote to reject the Corporate Reserve project must have come as a sharp blow to a developer that has made a number of concessions to the city since late 2011, upon shifting the proposal from a business park to include a residential component. Corporate Reserve received approval as a business park four years ago, which included rezoning 29.8 acres of the 37.8-acre site as an office/research planned-use development and another eight acres as a community business planned-use development. But the project since had evolved into a plan that included hundreds of apartments on about a third of the site, a change many residents in the area opposed and which, on Monday night, the St. Charles City Council Planning and …
He says developer cooperated with the city every step of the way, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.
The attorney for Lexington Club developer 333 North Sixth Street LLC, chastised the St. Charles City Council Planning and Development Committee after its 7-2 vote on Monday rejecting the tax increment financing component considered a linchpin to financing the $45 million development. Attorney Hank Stillwell warned aldermen they were sending a strong message that St. Charles is among the most anti-development communities in the western Chicago suburbs. Visibly angry, Stillwell laid out for the council that he and his clients and worked hand in hand with the city, making concession after concession to ensure the project was palatable to the city. Every stop of the way, he said, the council had indicated its support for those efforts — until …
Monday, December 10, 2012
If the St. Charles City Council next week affirms the Planning and Development Committee votes, both projects are dead for at least a year.
Residents opposed to new apartment complexes in parts of St. Charles were able to breathe easier as the St. Charles City Council Planning and Development Committee dealt what likely will be fatal blows to both the Corporate Reserve and the Lexington Club developments. The full City Council is expected to take up both issues next week. If the aldermen maintain the votes they recorded Monday, neither project could be brought back before the council for a full year, barring a vote to reconsider. It was unclear late Monday what the City Council’s rules are governing the timeframe for a reconsideration vote, however unlikely such a vote might be. Each proposal has been wending its way through the municipal approval process, and like other …
St. Charles City Council Planning and Development Committee meets at 7 p.m. in City Hall.
Two items that have been a source of concern to residents — the Corporate Reserve and Lexington Club developments — are on the agenda tonight as the St. Charles City Council's Planning and Development Committee meets. The 7 p.m. is scheduled in the St. Charles City Council Chambers in the St. Charles Municipal Center. The agenda for the meeting is below, or you can download one: ST. CHARLES PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE Alderman Cliff Carrignan, chairman 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 | City Council Chambers, 2 E. Main St. 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. ROLL CALL 3. FIRE DEPARTMENT a. Recommendation to extend the Residential Sprinkler Moratorium until January 1, 2014. 4. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT a. Presentation of a Concept Plan for 1915 W. Main Street…
Monday, November 5, 2012
The St. Charles Planning and Development Committee has announced a special meeting on the development last week.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The special meeting of the St. Charles Planning and Development Committee scheduled for Monday, Nov. 5, has been cancelled, the city announced in a release. The subject of meeting was to be the Groves at Corporate Reserve. Another meeting will be scheduled in the future to discuss this development, the city's release states.