The Edwardsville City Council will conduct a work session on Thursday, March 25, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The work session will be held in the City Hall training room, addressed 670 S. 4th St. with entry on the west side of City Hall. This is an open meeting for the public and masks will be required for entry and capacity will be limited due to COVID-19 protections.
The main topic of conversation for the work session will be the development concepts related to the Towne Center redevelopment project. This project is driven by a private developer whose concept involves a mixed-use area in the center of town. This concept includes above market-rate multi-unit housing as well as commercial and service industry uses. The developer has committed to a $9,000,000 investment in the City's downtown area for this project. Under the most recent proposal, the City would assume responsibilities related to site preparation, utility upgrades, and stormwater improvements. The project would involved the demolition of the existing City Hall and EPD facilities and temporary relocation of both. Early concept art for one development scenario is included in this news update (though it does not represent the final site plan).
Details on the project were shared by the developer at a recent City Council meeting and can be viewed online HERE.
This work session will not be recorded or streamed live due to technical limitations in the room. Additionally, the City's current meeting recording policy only applies to regular City Council meetings and not work sessions.