St. Charles City Council set to approve plans for animal hospital on Route 64

Rendering of the proposed River West Animal Hospital at 2377 West Main St. in St. Charles.

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles Plan Commission members recommended approval last week of plans for an animal hospital on Route 64, just west of Randall Road.

Luigi Randazzo, vice president of architecture and co-founder of Keystone Planning and Design, filed the planned unit development application April 12 to develop the property at 2377 W. Main St. as River West Animal Hospital.

The animal hospital would be located on a former farmland lot on the south side of Route 64 with Firestone Tire to the east, Rental Max to the west and the Fox River Harley-Davidson to the south.

Site map for proposed River West Animal Hospital at 2377 W Main St. in St. Charles.

The property is owned by Thomas Zylstra of Zylstra Farms, LLC and Zylstra Harley-Davidson. The lot is one of 10 in the Zylstra PUD, approved in 2005, which encompasses 35 acres west of Randall Road between Route 64 and Oak Street.

The applicant is proposing a 6,000-square-foot, 26-foot-tall, one-story building that will front Route 64, with parking on the west and south sides of the building. It will be accessed by the existing private drive that connects Route 64 with Oak Street to the south.

Artist renderings of proposed River West Animal Hospital at 2377 W Main St. in St. Charles.

Building plans call for a reception and waiting area, exam rooms, treatment spaces and an outdoor pet relief yard that will be fenced and monitored by staff.

The animal hospital plans to be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Plans will come before the City Council at an upcoming meeting.