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Vote on large apartment development postponed again

Concerns from nearby residents have made a 99-unit apartment development proposed for a location near the intersection of Hwy. K and Route 364 controversial and resulted in a pause from its developer.

The development, located adjacent to the existing Pheasant Pointe single-family home subdivision, would include two 27-unit buildings, three 15-unit buildings, a clubhouse and a pool. 

The development would be named “Highway K Apartments.”

Highway K Apartments rendering

At its April 22 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council was scheduled to vote on legislation (Bill No. 7302), sponsored by Ward 2 council members Tom “Duke” Herweck and Lisa Thompson to authorize the rezoning of the proposed 7.07-acre apartment site. However, at the request of the developer, ILI Communities, the public hearing, second reading and vote were tabled until the May 13 council meeting.

Pheasant Pointe residents have opposed this development via statements made in numerous emails, citizen comments and statements during public hearings. Objections include belief that the narrow land parcel is insufficient for such a large apartment complex, the intersection at Hwy. K would be too busy and dangerous, and property values in Pheasant Pointe would decline.

ILI Communities previously developed the Altair brand, including Altair at the Preserve on Phoenix Parkway in Winghaven, and Altair at the Heights in Richmond Heights.

Highway K Apartments location map (source: City of O’Fallon)

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