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Fairways at Turtle Creek rezoning request before O’Fallon Council

On April 23, 2020, the O’Fallon City Council approved the construction of Fairways at Turtle Creek, a high-density development at 1301 Crooked Stick Drive, along Mexico Road and across from Fort Zumwalt West High.

The land currently contains a golf driving range, a mini-golf course and batting cages. The main residential development had been approved, but a small section was left undefined as commercial property. However, at its Sept. 10 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council did a first reading for Bill No. 7231, sponsored by Ward 4 council members Jeff Kuehn and Dr. Jim Ottomeyer, to rezone the undefined parcel from C2/PUD to R3/PUD, Garden Apartment and Condo District Planned Unit Development. 

Passage of Bill No. 7231 would eliminate the need for a special use permit to use commercial land for the Fairways at Turtle Creek clubhouse. A final vote most likely will be at the Sept. 24 council meeting.

At its Aug. 27 meeting, the council voted to table Bill No. 7215, sponsored by Kuehn and Ottomeyer and related to the detailed area plan for the development of a private clubhouse on the undefined parcel. The clubhouse would serve only the residents of the adjacent Fairways at Turtle Creek.  The area plan vote will be tabled until final details are available from the landowner regarding the size of the proposed pool.

Mid Rivers Newsmagazine published a detailed story about the original development approval on April 24, and a story about the clubhouse proposal on Aug. 28.

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