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Bayless set for a ‘road diet’ in 2022 plans

Pictured above: The Bayless Avenue and Bella Villa Drive intersection as seen on Google Earth. As part of a “road diet”, Bayless Avenue will be reduced to one driving lane in each direction, with a center two-way left turn lane.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Bayless Avenue will be undergoing a “road diet” and

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Longtime South County legislator kicks off run for Missouri treasurer

Pictured above: Vicki Lorenz Englund announces her 2020 campaign for Missouri State Treasurer at a kick-off fundraising event at Bar Napoli in Clayton on Oct. 30. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A familiar face in South County politics is running for office once again, this time statewide. Vicki Lorenz Englund,

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Adworth Senior Living plan is OK’d by Planning Commission

Pictured above: The future location of Adworth Senior Living at 1250 and 1301 Adworth Drive. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County could get more senior housing in plans under consideration by St. Louis County. The county Planning Commission voted 7-0 last week to recommend approval of a senior living

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Crestwood stays with Central County 911, tries to rally cities vs. liability clause

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood has decided to stay with Central County 911 dispatching due to its technology, but officials hope to rally other cities and fire districts to unite against an indemnification clause that takes away Central County’s 911 liability. Crestwood’s initial bid to modify its contract with Central County fell flat

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Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will get its first look at the city’s new zoning code and zoning map overhaul next week, after the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to consolidate the city’s current zoning code and bring into compliance non-conforming properties around Sunset Hills. The Board of

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Deb Lavender challenges Koenig in 2020 race for Senate seat representing Sunset Hills

Pictured above, from left: Rep. Deb Lavender, D-Kirkwood, addresses the Tesson Ferry Democrat Organization at its September 2019 meeting. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Right: Sen. Andrew Koenig, R-Manchester, speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A current state legislator and physical therapist

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Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment

Pictured above: A rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center released in October 2018.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Developers of the former Crestwood mall say that plans to redevelop the vacant site as “Crestwood City Center” have tripled in size to $300 million from the previous estimated $105 million, which

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