By Annabelle Knef
A 244 unit multi-family townhome development, Aberdeen Village, was presented to the O’Fallon Planning Commission at their meeting held on Tuesday, August 28.
Assistant City Planner Justin Randall said that Aberdeen Village will be developed north of the Scott Troy Road and Highway 50 intersection.
“This is the old Rock Springs mobile home park – the Moto Mart sits at that corner with the Subway in it and the car wash is also located there,” Randall said.
The townhomes will all be two bedroom units and approximately 1,200 square feet in size. There will also be a community building developed near the entrance.
Randall said that one concern that is going to be addressed is the traffic generated on Scott Troy Road.
“The existing Scott Troy Road is about to go through some construction that was associated with the McKendree RecPlex development,” Randall said. “There will be some additional lanes added.”
Randall said that these road improvements have been approved by St. Clair County but that certain improvements of Highway 50 will need to be approved by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
“For this development, they are proposing for a signalized intersection as their main point of access,” he said.
A second point of access for the development will be cross access with the Moto Mart property.
A traffic study by CBB found that there will need to be a right turn lane into the main entrance. It also recommended a dedicated left-turn be installed.
The development site will require 499 total parking spaces and 20 garage spaces. Also a part of the development proposal are sidewalks to be installed along Scott Troy Road and throughout Aberdeen Village.
Randall described the design of the development as “fairly modern” but “classic at the same time.”