A new 14-acre development called The Junction has cleared its first hurdle in getting the city’s approval to construct an apartment complex, retail buildings, and a Sugarfire Smokehouse in downtown Wentzville.
The site, formerly known as the Whisk property, is situated on a triangle of land at the end of West Main Street, with Interstate 70 to the south and the railroad tracks to the north. The site has been largely undeveloped and was used several times for the Battle of Wentzville Civil War re-enactment.
Recently, the city approved the construction of an 84-room Holiday Express on part of that property.
On Wednesday night, the Planning and Zoning Commission gave its approval to the development of the remaining property. This development, called The Junction, will be accessed by West Main to the north and Mar-Le Drive to the south, with a new interior road named Lodora Drive.
The development would have four commercial parcels, one of which is Sugarfire Smokehouse, with an 8,000 square foot building and two sand volleyball courts.
The multi-family housing development includes 174 units in nine three-story buildings and a clubhouse.
Now that the rezoning of the property and site plans have Planning and Zoning’s approval, they go to the Board of Aldermen for consideration at the September 13 meeting.