Thursday, May 23, 2013
The St. Charles City Council has approved the submission of a grant application for the reconstruction of Fifth Street—with the condition that St. Charles bring back its trolley service.
At Tuesday's meeting of the St. Charles City Council, a grant application was approved that could—eventually—bring the city's signature red trolleys back into service. The grant, which is being submitted to the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant Program (TIGER), would reconstruct the Fifth Street-First Capitol Drive Corridor between Boone's Lick Road and Lindenwood University. If the grant should be approved, it would commit the city to providing matching funds and obligate the city to reviving the trolley service. Council President Dave Beckering was the first to question a section of the grant that mentioned the trolleys. "Last time we had a TIGER grant discussion, the council agreed to take the trolleys out …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Michael Goehri, of Weldon Spring, was walking across Interstate 70 in St. Charles, when he was struck by a car driving westbound on the highway.
A 45-year-old man walking across Interstate 70 on Thursday afternoon was seriously injured. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Michael Goehri, of Weldon Spring, was struck by a 23-year-old woman from St. Charles driving a Toyota Solara. The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. near the 5th Street exit. Missouri Department of Transportation officials were forced to close down several westbound lanes of I-70 as the accident was cleaned up, which caused backups along the highway. Goehri was taken to Mercy Hospital via ambulance. His condition at this time is unknown. The incident was initially reported by Fox 2 News.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
City officials will reevaluate best use of property at 435 Boone's Lick.
St. Charles is making plans to improve a key gateway into the city: Fifth Street between Boone's Lick Road and First Capitol. The city received federal Surface Transportation Program funding to create a gateway to the city and make improvements to Fifth Street. The $3.7 million in funds for improvements were awarded by East-West Gateway in 2012. The city is expected to contribute about $960,000 for the project. For now, plans to build a multi-modal transportation hub at 435 Boone's Lick Drive, which could house a second city visitors center, are being reevaluated. The city applied for both STP funding and the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 4 Discretionary Grant or TIGER 4 funding for the Fifth Street improvements …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Plan is to turn the property into a visitors center and transportation facility.
St. Charles is a step closer to building a visitors center and transportation facility at the intersection of Fifth Street and Boone's Lick Road. The city council last week approved the purchase of the former Mary Rents property at 453 Boone's Lick Road for $392,000 on an 8-0 vote. Council members Mary West, Ward-4, and Mike Weller, Ward-5, were absent. The property was owned by Carl and Regina Hoerman, who bought it in 1996 for $160,000.Its value had most recently been assessed in 2011 for $207,748. Mary Rents, a tool rental business, moved to their new location on North Second Street in June, which raised questions about whether the city would try to buy it as a possible location for a tourism center. The city plans to use the property …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
City would need to find $4 million for the local share of the grant.
St. Charles City Council on Tuesday decided now isn't the right time to invest in a community center, but backed an effort to get funding for a second tourism center and a transportation hub for the city. The council gave its blessing to submit an application for a $14 million federal grant to develop the hub, which would be part of a plan to stimulate redevelopment particularly along a corridor of Fifth Street near SSM St. Joseph Health Center and in other locations. The tourism center and transportation hub would be at the former Mary Rents building at the corner of Fifth Street and Boone's Lick Road. The city will submit an application for a federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 4 Discretionary Grant or TIGER 4 …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Street committee meets Tuesday at 4 p.m.
A range of possible improvements to Interstate 70 are expected to be discussed tonight at the 4 p.m. Street Committee Meeting in St. Charles. The city council is considering whether to approve additional $4,000 to study whether one-way outer roads in St. Charles would improve traffic flow in the area. The St. Charles County Road Board, which awards funding for road projects with revenue raised by the ½ cent transportation sales tax, had hoped to extend the current study of Interstate 70 in St. Charles. St. Charles city council members said they needed to learn more about the planned study before approving the additional funds. In other business:
Friday, June 10, 2011
St. Charles hosts first of many public meetings.
The City of St. Charles kicked off the first of many public planning and design meetings for Fifth Street and the area surrounding SSM St. Joseph Health Center. About 50 property owners, residents, and developers met Thursday at St. John United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall to join the round table discussions lead by The Lawrence Group, Crawford Bunte & Brammeier (CBB), and Development Strategies. Public meetings will be held to discuss two separate projects. The first project would improve the flow of traffic down Fifth Street. The second project would encourage development near the hospital and make the area around the hospital more pedestrian-friendly. Craig Lewis is the consultant project manager for The Lawrence Group. Lewis and …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
St. Charles City and SSM St. Joseph Health Center host public meetings.
St. Charles is asking community members and business owners to help envision a plan for the future of Fifth Street and the area surrounding SSM St. Joseph Health Center. The city and SSM are hosting a series of public planning and design meetings to get input on a future plan for the area. The first meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight in the fellowship hall of St. John United Church of Christ. More meetings are scheduled during between June 20-23. “The meetings will be designed to get input from people, to tell us what you’d like to see done,” said Bruce Evans, director of community development. “People will be asked to identify where they live and they’ll be given a chance to say, ‘I’d like to see more delis, I’d like to see more …