FIRST STREET
REDEVELOPMENT

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. 

Get in Touch

City of St. Charles

 Department of Community and Economic Development  

630-377-4443

Rita Tungare, AICP

Director of Community and Economic Development 

Ciara Miller

 Economic Development Planner 

First Street Milestones

2020

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

2020

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

2020

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

2019

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

2018

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

2016

Phase III Building #1 and public parking deck were completed 

2015

Construction begins on Phase III of the project.

2013

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

2007

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

2006

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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