Menards Withdraws Plans to Build on Hwy. N

Representatives from the store requested to withdraw the applications for the conditional use permit, site plan and rezoning for the project at the end of November.

Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville residents who were looking forward to a Menards close to home will have to travel to St. Peters to shop this spring. 

As Patch previously reported, a developer with a contract on a piece of property south of Highway N announced plans in March 2012 to build a Menards home improvement store. Menards is a national chain that began moving into the St. Louis area last spring. 

The actual store would have been located in O'Fallon, but outlots would have been in the the City of Lake Saint Louis. Lake Saint Louis would also maintain Orf Road and Old Highway N, roads that would service the retail development. 

According to the O'Fallon Planning and Zoning Commission meeting agenda packet, representatives from the store requested to withdraw the applications for the conditional use permit, site plan and rezoning for the project at the end of November. 

O'Fallon Planning and Development Director David Woods said he was told the decision was made looking at the "big picture," which included the economic direction of the country, in addition to the fact that another Menards is currently under construction nearby in St. Peters. 

"I wouldn't say it's definite, they might want to revisit the idea in a couple of years," Woods said, regarding future plans for a store in O'Fallon. 

As Patch previously reported, the Menards is set to open in St. Peters in the spring of 2013. The store would add 150-200 jobs to the area. If construction remains on schedule, the St. Peters location could be the first Menards in the region to open.


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joe 3 December 07, 2012 at 05:04 AM
This is not accurate. The building is under construction and is set to open this spring.
Tamara Duncan December 07, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Joe, are you referring to the St. Peters location on Spencer Road? It is certainly well underway.
will myers December 08, 2012 at 04:14 AM
The building across from golds gym near target. The document you have attached is a year old. Where did the information come from? I thought you had to have valid information to post an article. The building is there.....
Tamara Duncan December 09, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Will, this story refers to a Menard's that was proposed for a location south of I-64, on Hwy N near the Shoppes of Hawk Ridge.


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