Planning Commission recommends Butler Hill Centre plan with one drive-thru window

By Lucas Irizarry, Staff Reporter

A proposal for Butler Hill Centre, a 1.77-acre lot on the south side of Butler Hill Road, was recommended for approval by the St. Louis County Planning Commission May 23.

The plan features a 10,400-square-foot building and features a drive-thru window on one end. The building could house as many as eight tenants. The site features a parking lot with surrounding landscaping and an underground drainage system leading into the nearest public pipe. 

The building was originally proposed with two drive-thru windows, but staff found the site wasn’t capable of supporting lines for both and would clog up with just 10 cars.

“This is us stacking cars pretty closely together to get to this 10, and it doesn’t really take 10 with this configuration,” Acting Director of Planning Jacob Trimble said. “There’s some circulation issues going with permitting two windows that we have strong concerns about.”

The board voted 6-0 to recommend approval of the plan with one window on the south side of the building. It has a wide range of possible uses at this time.