Sunset Hills panel sets public hearing on telecommunications tower request

Planning panel set to discuss retaining consultant for comprehensive plan

By Mike Anthony

A public hearing on a request to erect a telecommunications tower and shelter at 9907 Sappington Road will be conducted next week by the Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission.

The Planning and Zoning Commission also will conduct a public hearing on a request by Ameren Missouri to construct a new substation on Deane Court when the panel meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

CIS Communications LLC is seeking a conditional-use permit, or CUP, to erect the telecommunications tower and shelter on property owned by the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection. CIS Communications owns and manages a number of tower locations throughout Missouri and Illinois, according to the company’s website.

Ameren Missouri has submitted three petitions regarding its proposal to construct a new substation on Deane Court, including:

• A request for a lot consolidation to combine three parcels into one — 109 Deane Court, 117 Deane Court and 121 Deane Court.

• A request to change the zoning at 117 Deane Court and 121 Deane Court to C-1 Commercial from R-6 Single-Family Residential to be consistent with the C-1 Commercial Zoning at 109 Deane Court, where the existing substation is located.

• A request for an amended CUP to allow the construction of the new substation on the three properties.

In other matters, the commission is scheduled to:

• Conduct a public hearing on a request for a lot consolidation to combine a recently purchased parcel at 3952 S. Lindbergh Blvd. with the St. Thomas Holy Spirit Lutheran Church’s existing lot at 3980 S. Lindbergh Blvd.

The church also has requested a CUP to allow outdoor worship and other activities.

• Conduct a public hearing on a request for a lot split submitted by James and Lura Cooksey to split a single parcel into two separate parcels at 10229 E. Watson Road. This matter was postponed from the panel’s May meeting.

• Discuss retaining a consultant to update the city’s comprehensive plan.

• Discuss procedures for accepting private streets.