Discount Tire and Popeye’s up for hearings


The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week on several potential developments in south county, including a child-care center next to Sperreng Middle School, a potential new business at a long-vacant site on South Lindbergh and a new Popeye’s fast-food restaurant in Lemay.

The planning panel will meet for the hearing at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, in the County Council Chambers at the Administration Building at 41 S. Central Ave., Clayton.

Sutton Blake Christian Academy is requesting a conditional-use permit, or CUP, in an R-3 residential and FPR-3 Flood Plain area for a new child-care center expansion at South Side Church of God next to Sperreng Middle School at 12145 Tesson Ferry Road. The 2-acre lot is in Lindbergh Schools and the 3rd County Council District with new Councilman Tim Fitch, R-Fenton.

Halle Properties LLC is asking for amended C-8 commercial zoning to build a Discount Tire on 1.4 acres in the Mehlville School District at 6516 and 6600 S. Lindbergh Blvd., next to Ulta, Carter’s and Hobby Lobby.

The site currently houses a vacant former Ponderosa restaurant that was purchased by St. Anthony’s Medical Center to use as an urgent-care center in a deal that was scuttled when Mercy took over the hospital. The property is listed for sale at $1.98 million.

HZ Props RE Ltd. is also requesting an amended C-8 for 0.72 of an acre in the Mehlville district for a Popeye’s fast-food restaurant and drive-thru along Telegraph Road in Lemay.

The site at 3150 Telegraph Road is roughly 300 feet northeast of Barracksview Road next to Waffle House and nearly adjoins Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Currently the site is a vacant former Amoco gas station. The developer is asking for all C-3 commercial Shopping District uses as well.

The latter two sites are in the 6th District.