Planning Commission recommends approval for dog daycare facility

Dog daycare facility would replace old concrete factory

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Photo by Lucas Irizarry

The Watering Bowl’s proposed location on Worthington Drive.

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

The St. Louis County Planning Commission recommended approval for a dog daycare called the Watering Bowl to construct a new facility at 12525 Worthington Drive, at a meeting Nov. 8.

The location of the proposed daycare is an overgrown and abandoned concrete factory on a triangular lot. The site plan includes 21 parking spots, a grass yard, fence and vegetation. Dogs will sleep in the main building and be able to walk in and out into a fenced-off grass yard during the day.

The commission added a few conditions with its recommendation, including additional landscaping along Mattis Road and Old Tesson Ferry, an art installation along Worthington Drive, limiting lighting height to 16 feet and removal of chain link fence around the property, which staff felt was redundant with the fence around the yard.

The Watering Bowl’s current location in South County is at the intersection of Lemay Ferry Road and Lindbergh Boulevard, 7409 S. Lindbergh Blvd. In April, the County Council approved a plan for a new QuikTrip at the corner, which will replace a number of businesses, including the Watering Bowl.