St. Clair County Bus Tour

APA Missouri Chapter


Friday, June 8, 2018
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CDT

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Participants received a tour of St. Clair County highlighting the latest projects in Belleville, Swansea, Fairview Heights, and O’Fallon.  The tour stopped at Belleville’s new Hofbrauhaus which opened in March and which is the first phase of a larger development.  In Swansea, participants viewed a transit-oriented development at the Swansea Metrolink stop.  The project, which broke ground in December 2017 is a mixed-use senior living center.  The group has the opportunity to visit the Fairview Heights Recreation Complex, The REC, which is under construction.  The REC will feature an aquatic center, basketball and volleyball gym, walking track, and fitness center and will open next spring.  The tour continued to O’Fallon, which is the Metro-East’s growth leader.  The stops included the O’Fallon Family Sports Park, the Regency Conference Center, and Memorial Hospital.


Paul Ellis, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Paul Ellis is Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Columbia, Illinois, where he directs long-range planning efforts. Among other duties, Paul led Columbia’s efforts to achieve Certified Local Government status, complete its first Community Preservation Plan (recognized as the "best practice" effort across the state), and ... Read More

Justin Randall, AICP

Confirmed Speaker


Eric Schauster

Confirmed Speaker

Eric Schauster is Assistant Director of Economic Development, Planning & Zoning for the City of Belleville. In this role, he serves as the City’s point person for TIF, Enterprise Zone, and Business District incentives, as well as facilitator for the Belleville Community Development Network and the Belleville Neighborhood Partnership, which ... Read More

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