Development

Community Planning Workshops Lead Frenchtown Revitalization

On Thursday, Dec. 12, citizens interested in the revitalization of Frenchtown participated in a community planning workshop at Climb So iLL, a new rock climbing gym slated to open in early 2020 in Frenchtown. The workshop was hosted by a team of design consultants selected by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments. They’re providing their…

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Frenchtown is Great Streets’ Next Project – First Meeting Dec. 12

Earlier this year, the efforts to revitalize Frenchtown took a step forward when East-West Gateway Council of Governments, the metropolitan planning organization for the St. Louis region, selected Frenchtown as the location for the next Great Streets project. East-West Gateway’s Great Streets projects focus on showing communities how to expand in a way that enhances…

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Frenchtown Revitalization Task Force Visits Waterloo

The Main Street of Waterloo, Illinois is filled with small shops, unique restaurants, community events and local microbreweries. Restaurants, bars and microbreweries like Hopseller, Stubborn German, Vintage Wine Bar, Uncle John’s RRR Bar, Shorty’s Smokehouse and Bean Tree Cafe are what make the dining and nightlife stand out in this small city. Their modern decor…

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Zoning & Communication

We are actively working through the current zoning laws and collectively making recommendations to the city council for changes to be made that align with the economic development and residential goals for the community. Communication on economic development opportunities, community events and updates of progress being made from this partnership will be shared through FrenchtownStCharles.org,…

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