ST. CHARLES COUNTY (KMOV) — A planned family-friendly entertainment complex in O’Fallon may face a final hurdle next week as developers seek approval from the O’Fallon City Council.
According to SkyView Partners, the project was in the works for several years before they decided to acquire 2.5 acres at the intersection of I-64 and Highway DD in O’Fallon.
“This is a growth area right now, and St. Charles County has a lot of family-friendly entertainment space,” said Todd Schneider, managing partner of SkyView Partners.
Current plans include a multi-level cart track, a 130-foot-long slide, a 50-foot tower, a swing carousel, a stroller track and a Carl’s Drive-In restaurant.
“You don’t get into the park, you pay by car,” Schneider said. “There’s something for the whole family to eat, the kids can ride, the whole family can go on a wagon and then go around and eat ice cream all at once.”
Once complete, the project will be located in Caledonia’s O’Fallon neighborhood, next to the Rush football stadium and movie theater. Schneider hopes the venue will attract people who come to town to play soccer.
“Families are coming in from the city, a lot of them play one game in the morning and one in the afternoon, so they have an hour or two to kill in between, and we think it’s a great option for them. ,” he said.
Last week, SkyView Partners presented the project to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission, which approved several conditional use permits. They will make a presentation to the city council next week.
“It’s right in front of the Rush football field and right in front of the movie theater, so it’s an entertainment destination,” O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy said. “I’m glad it’s coming to O’Fallon.”
Hennessy said the city is continuing its efforts to develop the Caledonia area, which has seen an explosion of new home construction in the past few years. Additional developments could be coming soon, he said.
If the city approves the project, Schneider said he hopes to begin construction this winter, with plans to open by July 4, 2023. He said it would probably be operational between March and December, but the plan is already in the works. the battery can be used for a long time.
Hennessey said there are some concerns about additional noise and traffic. Hopefully the problem will be resolved before the end of the project.
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