Plans for a new oral surgery center in St. Charles have been given the green light.
The St. Charles City Council on Jan. 3 approved preliminary plans for the McKnight Oral Surgery Center, which will be located at the intersection of Foxfield Road and Courtyard Drive. The 1.67-acre site fronts Foxfield Road and is located south of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
St. Charles plan commissioners previously had recommended approval of preliminary plans for the center.
Dr. Matthew McKnight currently has a practice at 2580 Foxfield Road on the first floor of a multi-tenant building. The proposed 8,607-square-foot building will have a private garage and there will be room on the site for expansion.
“He’s just moving next door,” Jeff Kilburg, of Rosemont-based Apex Design Build, told plan commissioners. “Obviously, this is a big upgrade from where he is currently. There will be seven treatment chairs, better workflows for the staff, larger staff support spaces, dedicated delivery spaces at the rear of the building and a mechanical room and storage space, which is a big issue in his current practice.”
A drive-up drop-off area also is part of the proposed plans. Kilburg said the building’s high-quality architectural design will “enhance the surrounding business atmosphere.”
Kilburg also talked to plan commissioners about landscape plans for the site.
“We’re looking to maintain a nice landscaping plan for the site, but also from the standpoint of using on-site soils to create berms and natural features on the site for coverage,” he said. “Also, it helps keep overall construction costs down from that standpoint.”
Plans are to break ground for the center in the spring.