Executive Editor, Call Newspapers

New developer unveils plan for Crestwood mall site: ‘Crestwood City Center’

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Real-estate brokers lined up Wednesday at the old Crestwood mall site to get the first look at Walpert Properties’ new redevelopment plan for the site, which it’s calling “Crestwood City Center.” Walpert proposes a high-density mixed-use development similar to the boulevard-style development at “The Streets of St. Charles” that

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Trakas stays in office: Judge rules he didn’t violate Charter

Ernie Trakas talks at the Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Councilman Ernie Trakas can stay in office and did not violate the county Charter with his work as an attorney for public school districts, a St. Charles County judge ruled last week. In a nine-page

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Legislators from south county take opposing views on taxes, budget

Sen. Andrew Koenig speaks at the Tesson Ferry Republican Club this summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The 2018 session of the Missouri Legislature officially ended last week with a joint veto and special session, wrapping up a year that showcased differences among south county’s legislators that mirror Missouri’s

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Lindbergh not taking position on mall yet, will wait and see on Walpert proposal

Mount Crestwood at the mall site in June, before bulldozers started bringing down the leftover dirt mounds. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As the announcement last week of a possible restart of new development at the former Crestwood mall site reignited ongoing conversations surrounding any potential new redevelopment, some

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County Council heads to court in lawsuit vs. Stenger

County Executive Steve Stenger at the Aug. 1 County Council meeting. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The County Council got its day in court last week against County Executive Stenger, the second time in several weeks that the sides went before a judge to argue over whether Stenger has

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Trakas can stay on County Council, didn’t violate Charter, judge rules

Ernie Trakas talks at a Concord-Lemay/Gravois/Jefferson Republican Club meeting in July. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Councilman Ernie Trakas did not violate the county Charter with his work as an attorney for school districts and can stay in office, a St. Charles County judge ruled Tuesday. 6th District Councilman

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PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

Pictured above: Bulldozers started bringing down Mount Crestwood Sept. 6, pictured above. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mount Crestwood could soon be a memory, just like the Crestwood Plaza mall that it replaced. A pair of bulldozers were hard at work on the site starting last week, and City Administrator

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