The St. Charles Plan Commission held a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday on a proposed $70 million renovation and relaunch of the Charlestowne Mall by the San Francisco firm that has a contract to purchase the facility.
A month ago, representatives of the developers of the project laid out preliminary concept plans for a $70 million renovation of the mall, which would include a downsizing — most noticeably, the demolition of the vacant anchor store that once was home to Sears. Other elements of the plan include adding more exterior glass windows and entrances, increasing the mall’s visibility from Route 64, and adding outlot developments closer to the state highway.
Right now the developer is asking the city to amend a special use for the the planned unit development ordinance to allow the changes being proposed at the site.
Sept. 10, 2013: $70 Million Renovation Proposed for Charlestowne Mall