At its April 22 meeting, the O’Fallon City Council approved three bills to authorize conditional use permits (CUPs) for new businesses Scooter’s Coffee, Adventure Shooting Sports and MotoMart.
All three bills passed with 7-0 votes with Ward 1 representatives Deanna Smith and Dave Hinman and Ward 4 representative Dr. Jim Ottomeyer abstained or absent.
Bill No. 7307, sponsored by Ward 5 council members Debbie Cook and Katie Gatewood, authorizes a CUP for Scooter’s Coffee, a drive-thru-only coffee shop at 411 S. Main St. with hours of operation from 6 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.
Bill No. 7306, sponsored by Ottomeyer and fellow Ward 4 council member Jeff Kuehn, authorizes a CUP for Adventure Shooting Sports at 2505 Hwy. K within the Four Seasons shopping center, two storefronts west of Show-Me’s restaurant. The business will sell firearms and accessories. They will not pawn guns. Business hours will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays.
The applicant already had planned security shutters on the glass, as well as alarms and security cameras. The CUP approval includes a requirement for an O’Fallon Police Department review of security plans and additional possible security measures identified in that review.
Bill No. 7305, sponsored by Ward 3 council members Dale Kling and Nathan Bibb, authorizes a CUP for building a MotoMart gas station on undeveloped land in the new Streets of Caledonia development. The address is 8601 Hwy. DD, at the northwest corner of Hwy. DD and Caledonia Drive.
The new 5,346 square feet building will include a gas station, car wash, convenience store and drive-thru restaurant. The drive-thru will be served by a kitchen located inside the gas station and will sell food made on-site, to-order.
Drive-thru business hours will be 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., daily. The convenience store will be open 24/7.
The approval included requirements for an outdoor speaker maximum decibel level of 60 at a straight-line distance of 100 feet or greater, or at any property line abutting a residential use, up to a height of 8 feet above the ground at such property line.