The First Street Redevelopment is a  mixed-use, multi-phase, public/private partnership  project encompassing five downtown blocks. The project includes:

  • Four multi-story, mixed-use buildings

  • Relocation and expansion of Blue Goose Market

  • Two public plazas

  • Two parking garages with 500+ public stalls

  • Bi-level riverwalk extension

  • New street level store front spaces for retail, service businesses and restaurants. 

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City of St. Charles

 Department of Community and Economic Development  


Rita Tungare, AICP

Director of Community and Economic Development 

Ciara Miller

 Economic Development Planner 

First Street Milestones


First Street East Plaza expansion and riverwalk extension under construction. Set to be complete mid-May. 


Plans approved for building 8, a 3 story commercial building at the NE Corner of Rt. 31 & Illinois St.


Plans under review for building 7B, for a 4-story, 21 unit apartment building.


2019- 2020 Phase III building #2 with first floor commercial and upper level residential use under construction. 


Phase III Building #3 completed (includes Sterling Bank, with office and residential uses on upper floors). 


Phase III Building #1 and public parking deck were completed 


Construction begins on Phase III of the project.


City adopts new Comprehensive Plan that includes a sub area plan for Downtown. 


Phase I and II which included public infrastructure improvements, relocating Blue Goose Market, and a parking garage was completed in 2009.


Development plans approved for a five phase redevelopment project.

Aerial View of First Street (2014). Phase 3 under construction. Building 8 has approved plans and will begin construction. Future building 6 and 7B still available for development. 

April 2020 - handrails installed on the riverwalk extension. East Plaza expansion nearing completion

Rending of approved plans for Building 8, a 3-story commercial building at the corner of Rt 31 and Illinois

City of St. Charles, Illinois

Community & Economic Development

2 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

630 - 377 - 4443

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