The main focus of the New Town at St. Charles project was the creation of lakes and canals primarily needed to contain 75 acres of storm runoff. However, these lakes quickly became the strong and identifiable character of New Town St. Charles by providing it with a dramatic and active waterfront. Four neighborhoods will surround a dense, island-like town center neighborhood connected by greens and plazas and entirely surrounded by water.
New Town at St. Charles is a partially completed planned community within the city of St. Charles, Missouri. The community's developers espouse the principles of Traditional Neighborhood Design and New Urbanism. New Urbanists designers advocate walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods with relatively high population densities, as an alternative to the urban sprawl of conventional, automobile-centered suburbs.
New Town is located in northeastern St. Charles County, approximately 18 miles from the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. New Town was built on a small natural ridge and is surrounded by low farmland and wetland. The area is home to many species of ducks, cranes, geese, snakes, deer, fish, hawks, and eagles. The Great Rivers Greenway District and Katy Trail State Park both run close by New Town and provide residents access to wildlife.
July 30th, 2012
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