Updated 12:36 pm, Thursday, February 1, 2018
EDWARDSVILLE – A new development may be coming to Plum Street, near First to the Finish.
As discussed at Tuesday’s Public Services Committee meeting, Public Works recommended the approval of the Theatre View Commercial Plaza Subdivision Planned Unit Development. If approved, the site will consist of three lots that will contain offices and multi-tenant retail buildings with a minimum of 216 parking spaces surrounding the buildings.
Director of Public Works Eric Williams addressed committee members and said the developers of the site are also making accommodations for bicyclists in the community.
“The project has been through Plan Commission, going through their concept review as well as their formal hearing process. As part of that, some of the items that have been incorporated – they’ve included pedestrian accommodations, pedestrian bike accommodations to improve on pedestrian circulation throughout the site,” Williams said. “There’s crosswalks and actual bike trail connections. They’re providing for some bike parking along the storefront, especially the retail center that’s in the northwest corner.”
The development will also have a connection to the Goshen trail, similar to that of First to the Finish.
The PUD as a whole consists of approximately 5.67 acres and is located west of Plum Street and north of Center Grove Road. All three lots in the PUD will include two retail buildings, one building either office or retail and one more building which use has yet to be determined, for a total of four buildings. One drive-thru will be permitted on the site as well.
“They have submitted a traffic impact study. We’ve been through a couple of iterations with that. We’re reviewing it, the (IL) Department of Transportation is currently reviewing it. IDOT has the ultimate jurisdiction to the entrance of 159 and Plum Street,” Williams said.
Access to the site will include two entrances from Plum Street and one from Center Grove Road.
Both Land Use and Plan Commission are on board with the PUD’s approval and alderwoman Janet Stack said she too is excited for the new development.
As discussion came to a close, aldermen Jack Burns, Stack and Craig Louer were in favor of its approval. The motion was approved unanimously and will be reviewed again at Thursday’s Administrative and Community Services meeting.
For more information about the development plan, visit the city’s website at www.cityofedwardsville.com.