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Citizens for Smart Growth in St. Charles County

Citizens for Smart Growth in St. Charles County, would like to thank everyone for the tremendous support from the community. Thanks to the voices of concerned citizens like you, the County Council unanimously voted this project down on August 28th.
STAY VIGILANT as O'Fallon City may be evaluating this project soon. Updates will be provided as available.


Tall Tree Development Proposal would have put ~500 residences on tiny lots on both sides of Hwy DD for 3 miles from Sommers Rd to Schwede Rd.

Impacts of the proposal would have:

1. Increased Property Taxes for ALL St. Charles County and O'Fallon to pay the developer’s cost

2. Overcrowded schools, negatively impacting learning environments & safety

3. Environmental Destruction right next to Busch Wildlife and Broemmelsiek park

4. Increased Traffic and no significant improvements w/ Add’l 5,000 cars daily to Hwy DD

5. Decreased property values due to high-density housing & natural setting destruction

6. Strained public services like emergency, water, etc. resulting in higher fees/taxes for ALL

Demand Rural Residential Zoning be required for this development.

For O'Fallon Residents, your opposition signature is key to keeping your tax dollars from being misused on the new development. Tall Tree was unanimously voted down by Saint Charles County. Why should the citizens of O'Fallon pay for a development that the County doesn't want? All the points noted above would happen should O'Fallon approve this development as proposed.

O'Fallon Residents Please sign here at annexopposition.com . Note, each registered O'Fallon voter in a household is eligible to sign. Please share with your O'Fallon Neighbors.

Please refer to our informative video, which is helpful to understand the project and what our group is requesting:


For more info, Facebook Group: “Impacted Communities – Planning and Zoning Highway DD discussion group”:


Please contribute to our GoFundMe to support the efforts to ensure any development aligns with the rural nature of this part of the county:

Go Fund Me Link for Citizens for Smart Growth in St. Charles County

NOTE: Some will claim that the City of O’Fallon will annex & approve. This is false information. Any annexation attempts can and will be successfully challenged in the court of law.