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Residents oppose U-Haul facility proposed at Show Me Lanes site

Residents oppose U-Haul facility proposed at Show Me Lanes site

February 3, 2018

Pictured above: A rendering of the proposed new U-Haul facility at the Show Me Lanes site. By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Proposed senior apartments and storage facilities have met the most resistance from south county residents at county zoning hearings, but last week...

Crestwood planner tells panel he’s puzzled by lack of development at mall location

Crestwood planner tells panel he’s puzzled by lack of development at mall location

February 1, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A planning consultant for the city of Crestwood said that he’s puzzled about the lack of activity at the former Crestwood Plaza location, as the owner had all the right ingredients in place for the site’s redevelopment. Peckham Guyton...

Consultant outlines his vision of the future of retail industry

The demolished Crestwood Plaza.

January 31, 2018

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A longtime planning consultant for the city of Crestwood last week outlined his vision of the future of the retail industry to the city’s Economic Development Commission. Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Vice President John Brancaglione,...

Trakas zoning bill approved in one week rather than three weeks

Trakas zoning bill approved in one week rather than three weeks

December 30, 2017

In an effort to get a new business up and running by Christmas, 6th District County Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, took the rare step of moving a zoning bill from introduction to final passage in one week rather than three. At Trakas’ request, the County Council unanimously approved legislati...

High number of tax protests could negatively impact Lindbergh

December 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools officials are seeing a “high number” of tax protests this year that, if successful, could negatively impact the district’s finances by $500,000 to $750,000. The Board of Education recently voted unanimously to adopt...

Expansion planned for Friendship Village in Sunset Hills, Chesterfield

Expansion planned for Friendship Village in Sunset Hills, Chesterfield

December 11, 2017

Shown above is the ‘The Devonshire,’ a new four-story senior living building to be constructed at Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The parent organization for Friendship Villages of St. Louis has announced plans for a $201 million expansion of its facilities in Sunset Hills and Chesterfield. The project ...

Auto dealer seeks rezoning from county

Auto dealer seeks rezoning from county

December 7, 2017

The county Planning Commission is scheduled to conduct a public hearing next week on a request by an auto dealer for a change in commercial zoning along Baptist Church Road. The planning panel will meet for the hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, in the County Council Chambers at the Administration Building...

Despotis files lawsuit against Sunset Hills over Court Drive

Despotis files lawsuit against Sunset Hills over Court Drive

November 28, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The long-simmering dispute over how to develop Court Drive now is headed to a courtroom. Des Peres developer Dr. George Despotis sued the city last week over officials’ repeated denials of commercial rezoning for the various properties Despotis...

Underwear brand supporting Charity Navigator Four Star charities

November 16, 2017

Marc Skid, an eco-friendly underwear brand with a passion for bettering the world, has launched its organic cotton underwear, teaming up with nine top-rated Charity Navigator charities that support the brand’s mantra to feed, save and cure the world. The e-commerce only underwear brand is owned by...

KSDK terminating Tower Tee’s lease; plans for new subdivision up in the air

Aerial of Tower Tee

November 14, 2017

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com A proposal for a new 158-home subdivision at Tower Tee in Affton is up in the air after a public hearing was canceled last week, but property owner KSDK Channel 5 is terminating the golf course’s lease in early January. The 27-acre property...

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