Master Plan Vote, Speed Limit Hearings on St. Charles County Council Agenda for Jan. 28

01/26/19  Updated with correct link to map. 

By Dianne Sudbrock

The St. Charles County Council will hold a regular meeting on Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Council Chambers, 100 N. Third Street in St. Charles, MO 63301, at 7 p.m..

On the agenda is a second hearing regarding proposed speed limit increases for Morrison Lane, Oberhelman Road, and Sneak Road, and the first of two official public hearings regarding raising the speed limit on Foristell Road. (The second hearing on Foristell Road will be held Feb. 11th - the difference in dates is due to an error on the first public hearing notice involving all four roads.)

Also on the agenda is a vote on adopting the St. Charles County 2030 Master Plan.

At the last meeting on January 7th, the council voted to accept an amended land use plan proposed by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. The map initially proposed by the Master Plan Steering Committee shifted the lines for higher density zoning farther south and west. The Agricultural Zoning Area was decreased, and Rural Residential (3 acre minimum lot size) was moved south of Hwy. D and somewhat west of Hwy. F.

In addition, Residential zoning (which allows up to 4 homes per acre) was moved south of Hwy. N. That line is proposed to follow Schnarre Road, Meinerschagen Road, and then roughly Dardenne Creek eastward to Busch Wildlife. Anything north of that line could potentially have 4 homes per acre (in areas that are unincorporated and are not part of a municipality such as Wentzville or Lake St. Louis, etc.)

However, at Ehlmann's suggestion, a revised map was accepted by the Council that separates Agricultural zoning from Rural Residential based on the Femme Osage Creek watershed. This shifted the line back to the north - in places north of Hwy. D, and in places, south of Hwy. D. Use the link below to view that amended map. 

Ehlmann's map did not change the "Residential" zoning boundary, so it remains as described above.

This meeting will be the last opportunity for the public to comment on the proposed changes.


Link to Exhibit A - County Executive's Proposed Land Use Map: Click the link below
Exhibit A - County Executive's proposal.pdf 

Link to Agenda:

Link to Public Hearing Notice Foristell Road:

Link to Revised public hearing Notice on Foristell Road, Oberhelman Road, Sneak Road and Morrison Lane: