A new subdivision in Lake Saint Louis that will feature a mix of multi-family and single-family homes may be one step closer to reality with the approval of a change in zoning classification for the site.
On a 6-0 vote, the city’s Board of Aldermen approved a bill at its Feb. 19 meeting changing the zoning for the proposed development from highway commercial district to planned residential district. Also included was a preliminary development plan for the subdivision that is to be known as Creekside Landing.
The zoning change was sought by Pinnacle Land Development on 18.7 acres at the intersection of South Henke Road and Technology Drive. Plans call for 32 single-family lots and 48 townhouse and villa units.
Dale Bax, vice president and director of residential design with Bax Engineering, described the development as “a nice subdivision with rental property.”
Bax said Lombardo Homes will build the single-family dwellings. The planned homes will be 1,600 to 2,800 square feet with two- and three-car garages and starting costs around $325,000.
Bax said the multi-family units will be built by Benton Homebuilders. The multi-family units will range in size from 1,500 to 1,700 square feet and rent for $1,700 to $2,000 per month.
“This particular product is for people who want to rent not to people who need to rent,” Bax said.
Bax and the developers hope to maintain as many trees as possible on the site.
The rezoning proposal drew several questions about maintenance of the property. Bax said the landscaping, private walkways and alleys will be maintained by the development’s homeowners association; however, the city will maintain public streets within the development.
Although the zoning change has been approved, final site plans still have to be reviewed by the city.
“You’re talking about a five- to six-month process before you start seeing equipment,” Bax told residents at the meeting.
The city’s planning and zoning commission recommended approval of the zoning change.