Proposed hotel development is approved by City Council

An artist's rendering of the proposed TownePlace Suites by Marriott International (Submitted Photo)

An artist’s rendering of the proposed TownePlace Suites by Marriott International (Submitted Photo)

O’FALLON – The City Council approved a proposal that would bring a Marriott TownPlace Suites to the city, near Interstate 64 and North Green Mount Road.

The development, being put forth by Brad McMillin, would place a new 84-room, five-story hotel at 445 Regency Park, south of the building that houses Bella Milano, Global Brew, and the Egg & I.

The hotel is anticipated to have a mix of room styles from studio rooms, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites, fully equipped for the extended-stay market segment. The suites will feature full-sized kitchens, in-room workstations and closets. Additionally, the suites will be pet friendly for travellers who have their dog or cat. The hotel will have a swimming pool and fitness center. The new hotel is planned to be over 20,000 square feet in size.

McMillin states in his application that he anticipates breaking ground in the late summer of 2016 and expects a twelve to eighteen month build time.

In other business…

Brooklyn Cardona served as Mayor for the Day. She spent time with the O'Fallon Police and Fire Departments as well as Mayor Gary Graham. Brooklyn's mother is Alderwoman Courtney Marsh. (O'Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

Brooklyn Cardona served as Mayor for the Day. She spent time with the O’Fallon Police and Fire Departments as well as Mayor Gary Graham. Brooklyn’s mother is Alderwoman Courtney Marsh.
(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

During his report, Mayor Gary Graham reported he had recently gone on a one day trip to Wichita, Kansas, to attempt to recruit a medical clinic to O’Fallon.

“A local doctor told me about a clinic out there that may be interested in coming to O’Fallon. I am happy to report they came to town to look at property. I’m hoping to announce sometime in the next month or so. They didn’t sign a lease, but they did bring their CEO and business manager in and spent two days with us.”

The Mayor said he will update the council as more arises.

Brooklyn Cardona served as the Mayor for the Day in O’Fallon. Graham said “The firetruck won over the police car. But she loved spending time at the police station and she was pretty good at eating some donuts.” Brooklyn’s mother is Ward 5 Alderwoman Courtney Marsh.

During the Clerk’s report, the council approved a raffle request by St. Clare Church to conduct a raffle from August 13 through September 24. Prizes will include a television, gas cards, and cash. The motion was approved unanimously.