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O’Fallon council approves Streets of Caledonia rezoning

At the meeting on March 14, the O’Fallon City Council gave final approval to a request by St. Louis-based developer Payne Family Homes for the rezoning of land along with an area plan for over 260 acres in order to build a new planned unit development [PUD] named the Streets of Caledonia.

Bill 7053, sponsored by councilmember Dale Kling [Ward 3], rezones about 106.79 acres in the city to High Tech Corridor District [HTCD] and C-O Office District to C-2 General Business District. A majority of the new C-2 commercially zoned area would have frontage along I-64 and direct access to a highway interchange.

Also sponsored by Kling, Bill 7054 was also presented for council approval for the purpose of rezoning a specific tract of land from HTCD to R-3, which would allow for the development of garden apartments and condominium units. The result is the rezoning of 159.24 acres to R-3, thereby permitting the building of single family and multi-family residential units on the property. Payne Family Homes, the project developer, has proposed 663 units in total for the new development.

The city of O’Fallon recently changed the density requirements for multi-family units in R-3 zoning, and as a condition of the development’s approval, Payne Family Homes will be required to submit a detailed plan outlining common ground uses in order to determine if the designated areas would count towards the city’s standard density requirements.  The developer and the city will continue to collaborate on developing plans for improvements to Highway DD and new arterial roads to access the commercial areas within the development.

The Streets of Caledonia PUD is primarily located northwest of the intersection of I-64 and State Highway DD, with a smaller parcel located across Highway DD near the Missouri Rush soccer fields.

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