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O’Fallon approves density increase for development

At its March 14, meeting, the O’Fallon City Council approved legislation to increase the total number of apartments within the Altair at the Preserve development to 333 units. The luxury apartment complex is comprised of about 19.83 acres located at the intersection of Phoenix Parkway and Technology Drive [I-64 north outer road], at the south end of Winghaven. The bill was sponsored by Councilmember Dale Kling [Ward 3].

The bill approved the change to the development’s area plan and final plan with the increase in proposed apartments from 319 to 333 units. Despite the increase, the units will still be constructed within the same number of buildings and same building footprints as in the amended plan approved in June 2015. The original Altair plan in March 2015 was for 304 units.

The increase will be accomplished by adding more units to three specific buildings.

Commenting after the approval, Kling said, “Altair, from its inception, has been a collaborative project within the community it serves. This is one development that did it right, and as a result, is being rewarded with a waiting list and high demand.”

Ongoing construction for the Altair at the Preserve apartments in O’Fallon

The overall density for the complex will be 16.8 units per acre, which is under the zoned maximum of 20 units per acre for an exclusive residential area within any mixed-use development. On March 7, the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission forwarded a recommendation of approval to the city council regarding the area plan and final plan.


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