Wentzville Planning & Zoning to Consider Site Plan for Whisper Creek Plaza

Whisper Creek Plaza

The Wentzville Planning and Zoning Commission will look at a proposed multi-tenant building on Whisper Creek Drive at Highway Z at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

A 9,820 square-foot building has been proposed for the site, which is a little more than an acre in size.

The building will have roof dormers and architectural shingles to give it a residential look, and brick that is very similar to the new fire station across the road. A directory sign is proposed for the northwest corner of the site.

Whisper Creek Plaza

According to city documents, ” . . . with past review and discussions on this project, the convenience store and accessory alcohol sales are not included in this project.” Since no rezoning has been requested, businesses at the site must conform to the current zoning, C-1 Neighborhood Commercial.

Accepted uses for the property, the city code says, are “local retail, service and restricted repair business activities, which serve on a comparatively small scale, the needs of surrounding residential neighborhoods.” These could include: offices for accounting and bookeeping, law, insurance, real estate, health care, or employment services; jewelry or shoe repair, retail sales of apparel, flowers, books, antiques and other goods; bakery, dry cleaner, beauty shop or other services. The complete city code with information about the C-1 zoning can be found online through the city’s website.

Access to the site will be limited, with “right-in” only access from Highway Z, with another access point on Whisper Creek Drive.

If the site plan is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission, it will go to the Board of Aldermen for final approval.