First Street Redevelopment Continues to Bring Activity to Downtown St. Charles

Work is progressing on Building #3 – a 5 story bank/office and residential condominium building on the northeast corner of Illinois and First Streets. When it is completed this summer, Sterling Bank will occupy the main lobby space on Illinois Street. Sterling currently has offices at 360 S. 1st Street. More information on the First Street project is at

Preliminary Plans for the riverwalk and streetscape improvements adjacent to Building #3 were reviewed by the Plan Commission on March 6, 2018, and the Planning & Development Committee on March 12, 2018. The plans are being finalized for final approval by City Council.

Building 3

Building 3 and the new parking garage viewed from the south on Illinois St. 

Building 3 from North

A bi-level riverwalk and plaza at this location just north of Building 3 will mark one of the signature pieces of the First Street development project.