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Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment

Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment

October 29, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Developers of the former Crestwood mall say that plans to redevelop the vacant site as “Crestwood City Center” have tripled in size to $300 million from the previous estimated $105 million, which would make it one of the largest d...

Dirt returning to Crestwood mall site, but not a mountain this time

Dirt returning to Crestwood mall site, but not a mountain this time

May 23, 2019

The Crestwood mall site along the Sappington Road/Detjen Drive entrance that used to be a parking lot now is covered with dirt, pictured above, as seen May 21, 2019. More dirt will soon return to the site. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Dirt is being trucked b...

PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

PHOTOS: Bulldozers start in on ‘Mount Crestwood’

September 15, 2018

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 Kris Simpson said it was the start of a months...

Mounds to be leveled after city cites Crestwood mall developer

Mounds to be leveled after city cites Crestwood mall developer

August 8, 2018

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor The redevelopment for Crestwood Plaza mall is still at a stalemate, but Crestwood officials expect the developer to start removing the many mounds of dirt sometime soon. Chicago-based UrbanStreet Group, the developer that’s responsible for the proposed $100 million redev...

Aldermen agree: Mall still Crestwood’s top concern

May 4, 2018

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 do...

Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

December 21, 2017

"Call the Tune" by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Hardly a day goes by without someone asking about the status of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago’s roughly $104.3 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza at Watson and Sappington roads. While demolition appears to be...

No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

September 28, 2017

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment...

Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

Crestwood officials honor ‘Santa Ted’

September 19, 2017

Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby and the Board of Aldermen last week proclaimed that Dec. 2 will be ‘Santa Ted’ Day in honor of Ted Ricks, who has been Santa Ted for 18 years. Ricks served as Santa at the former Crestwood Plaza for 13 years. Since the closing of the mall, he has teamed up with Christmas...

Barket withdraws proposal for mall; challenges city’s mayor to a debate

Barket withdraws proposal for mall; challenges city’s mayor to a debate

July 31, 2013

Originally Published: 7/30/2013 Pictured above: Roughly 100 people participated in a rally last week to 'implore the Board of Aldermen to reconcile their differences and unite their efforts toward redevelopment' of Crestwood Court, according to a news release. Participants carried signs calling for...

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