Sunset Hills News

Crime, Clean Missouri, flooding among South County legislators’ priorities for session

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A little over a month into the 2020 Missouri General Assembly, lawmakers are hard at work in Jefferson City trying to pass their sponsored legislation. South County legislators filed bills this year related to issues such as flooding, property value assessments, crime, charter schools and more. The last day

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Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The new Sunset Hills zoning code is back on the drawing board after the Board of Aldermen rejected the proposal from Houseal Lavigne during a special meeting Nov. 12. The zoning code rewrite has been a work in progress for the past three years, overseen by Chicago-based urban consulting

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South County Tech set to build a new safe vestibule

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction will soon be underway on a new safer front entrance for South County Technical High School, following unanimous approval by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen granting an amended conditional-use permit to Special School District for the 2,444-square-foot addition. The board approved the amended CUP 6-0 at its

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Hoffman is challenging Gregory for Legislature in 2020 rematch

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory, left, and Erica Hoffman, right.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri state Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills, will again have competition for his legislative seat in 2020, with Democrat Erica Hoffman mounting another challenge in the 96th District. Hoffman formally kicked off her campaign for the Nov. 3 election

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Sunset Hills hotel now is asking for tax incentives

Pictured above: An aerial rendering of the proposed redevelopment, with Helen Fitzgerald’s and a new 5-story Comfort Suites hotel. The Days Inn at the current location will be demolished. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills will be getting its first new hotel in over a decade as construction on the new 5-story $7.4

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State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

Pictured above: HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior

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Filing for April sets races in Sunset Hills, school boards

Picture above: Citizens vote at the Sunset Hills Community Center April 2, 2019. Photo by Erin Achenbach. Staff Report Candidate filing closed last week for local elections in April, and this election season is set to be the most competitive South County has seen in several years. The election will be held Tuesday, April 7.

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