Crestwood mall redevelopment

New developer unveils plan for Crestwood mall site: ‘Crestwood City Center’

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Real-estate brokers lined up Wednesday at the old Crestwood mall site to get the first look at Walpert Properties’ new redevelopment plan for the site, which it’s calling “Crestwood City Center.” Walpert proposes a high-density mixed-use development similar to the boulevard-style development at “The Streets of St. Charles” that

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Lindbergh not taking position on mall yet, will wait and see on Walpert proposal

Mount Crestwood at the mall site in June, before bulldozers started bringing down the leftover dirt mounds. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As the announcement last week of a possible restart of new development at the former Crestwood mall site reignited ongoing conversations surrounding any potential new redevelopment, some

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PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

Pictured above: Bulldozers started bringing down Mount Crestwood Sept. 6, pictured above. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Mount Crestwood could soon be a memory, just like the Crestwood Plaza mall that it replaced. A pair of bulldozers were hard at work on the site starting last week, and City Administrator

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Local company eyes buying, developing Crestwood mall site

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com A St. Louis-based developer is interested in buying the former Crestwood mall site and taking over its redevelopment. Walpert Properties, a company headquartered in Creve Coeur, hopes to redevelop the mall into a mixed-use redevelopment called “Crestwood City Center” if the company can get other tenants lined up this

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Aldermen agree: Mall still Crestwood’s top concern

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The fate of the stalled Crestwood Plaza mall redevelopment is the top concern of not just residents, but incoming and departing aldermen. When new Ward 4 Alderman Ismaine Ayouaz and returning Ward 3 Alderman Grant Mabie went knocking on doors while campaigning, the top issue voters quizzed them on

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Adopting House Bill 1236 would aid school districts

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com We believe state legislators should adopt House Bill 1236, which would allow school districts and other taxing entities to opt out of tax-increment financing, or TIF, districts. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Dan Stacy, R-Blue Springs. Co-sponsors include Rep. David Gregory, R-Sunset Hills; Rep. Mary Nichols, D-Maryland Heights;

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Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said he is “disappointed” with UrbanStreet’s efforts to redevelop the

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