At the Nov. 14 O’Fallon City Council meeting, Bills No. 7145 and 7146 were given public hearings and first readings. Together, the bills propose the voluntary annexation and rezoning of a certain parcel of land located off Hwy. P. Both bills were sponsored by Ward 5 councilmembers Mike Pheney and Rose Mack.
Owners Joseph and Paula Dames have filed a petition for voluntary annexation of 2.819 acres of land contiguous to the city of O’Fallon and generally located at 566 Hwy. P. Hwy. P is a public road located within O’Fallon city limits. A single-family home currently exists on the property.
Bill No. 7145 would approve the voluntary annexation petition.
Bill No. 7146 would rezone the annexed land from Unincorporated to R-3 [Garden Apartments and Condos District]. The applicant proposes to demolish the existing home and then construct two six-unit multi-family buildings, with parking. The site is serviced by central utilities. Adjacent land to the south and east currently is undeveloped. Adjacent land to the north contains the Estates at Dames Park, and land to the west contains Shane Estates.
The city’s Planning & Zoning Commission [P&Z] found that rezoning of the development area is consistent with the city’s Comprehensive Plan, and the Future Land Use Map designates this property as suitable for low-density residential use of four units per acre; the proposed development would be 4.59 units per acre. P&Z has recommended approval.
Second readings and potential votes for both bills are tentatively scheduled for the city’s next council meeting on Dec. 12.