The applicant seeks authorization to conduct grading and filling operations within waters of the United States in order to facilitate access, provide water detention and additional building lots associated with the proposed residential development. The proposed project is known as Brookside Addition. The proposed residential development will include approximately 85 building lots, 3 detention basins and 2 stream crossings. Primary site access will be obtained by a road connection into Mossy Brook Drive on the southeast portion of the tract. This road connection and adjacent building lots will impact approximately 1.29 acres of existing forested wetland. The proposed development will avoid approximately 2.04 acres of wetlands located between Peruque Creek and the eastern extent of the building lots. Peruque Creek will have an approximate 700 foot riparian buffer area of no disturbance.
The proposed project site is on an approximate 51.2-acre tract of land that contains both upland and bottomland land features. The upland areas have been previously disturbed. An unnamed tributary bisects the site and flows from west to east into Peruque Creek. The tract is bordered is by a large residential development to the south and large acreage lots to the north. The site is located just north of Lake St. Louis in Section 23, Township 47 North, Range 2 East, St. Charles County, Missouri. The approximate geographic coordinates of the site area Latitude 38.8201, Longitude -90.7701. Written comments must be submitted by replying by electronic mail or written mail to the address in the notice. The Public Notice comment period opens May 13, 2020 and closes June 3, 2020.