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St. Charles Planning and Zoning

Golfers at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club played a game on April 23, 2020, near the development site for the housing development in St. Charles.
David Kovaluk | St. Louis Public Radio

After years of debate and delays, construction has begun on the Missouri Bluffs housing development in St. Charles County.

The development will include 221 residences, located about a mile from Interstate 40 on land overlooking the Katy Trail. The St. Charles County Council voted last September to approve the project, which has faced criticism from residents, environmental groups and the county’s planning and zoning commission.

Dan Burkhardt of the Katy Land Trust voiced concerns over the proposed Missouri Bluffs Development during a St. Charles Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on July 17, 2019.
Shahla Farzan | St. Louis Public Radio

Updated Oct. 1 with St. Charles County Council's final approval of proposal

The St. Charles County Council voted 5-1 on Monday night approving a controversial housing project near the Katy Trail.

The county’s planning and zoning commission had twice rejected the proposal to build more than 200 homes on bluffs above the Missouri River. The council needed five votes to override that rejection.