Planning Commission hears plan for Mehlville’s new Central Office

Current office may be used as extra classrooms (Continued from Page 1A)

An+aerial+view+of+an+existing+office+building+that+could+become+the+new+Mehlville+Central+Office+at+2900+Lemay+Ferry+Road%2C+from+the+real-estate+listing+in+March+2021.+

An aerial view of an existing office building that could become the new Mehlville Central Office at 2900 Lemay Ferry Road, from the real-estate listing in March 2021.

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The St. Louis County Planning Commission heard plans Feb. 14 for Mehlville School District’s new Central Office location at 2900 Lemay Ferry Road.

The proposed site is 5.5 acres near Mehlville High School and was purchased by the district in the summer of 2021. It features a 49,660-square-foot, 2-story office building built in 1983 that currently houses medical offices like Mercy and the Saint Louis Eye Clinic on 4.03 acres, and an undeveloped 1.58-acre grass lot between the high school and the building. 

Keith Fryer of Clayton Engineering said the site is approved specifically for medical offices, so the district had to propose a new amended ordinance to relocate. Fryer said the building will house the district’s mainframe computer, so changes have to be made to accommodate for that.

The district will add an overhead door and another entrance to the back of the building, while adding a backup generator in case of a power outage. Fryer said the generator will replace four parking spots, so the footprint will remain the same.

Employees will transfer over from the current building at 3200 Lemay Ferry Road, and that building will possibly be used for more high school classrooms.