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Sunset Hills approves legislation allowing for tax abatements, aimed at hotel project

A rendering of the Comfort Suites being built by Days Inn owner HR Sheevam.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2020

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen passed a contentious bill at its March 10 meeting that, through state statute, will allow the city to declare properties “blighted” and grant tax abatements to redevelop them. The bill passed 5-2, with Ward 2 Aldermen Steve Bersche and Casey Wong, Ward 3 Aldermen...

State issues licenses to six marijuana dispensaries for South County

HCI, a marijuana dispensary located in Collinsville, Illinois. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

February 4, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Medical marijuana dispensaries will open later this year after the state approved licenses for 192 statewide, including 66 in the St. Louis region and six in South County. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received 2,267 ap...

Sunset Hills city budget challenged as sales go online

Sunset Hills city budget challenged as sales go online

December 5, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills saw a $4.5 million increase in taxable sales from 2017 to 2018, but the city is still facing challenges from a loss of brick-and-mortar stores and an increase in internet sales. City Administrator Eric Sterman said in his budget pr...

Sunset Hills sets up marijuana laws in advance of state’s approval of dispensaries

Sunset Hills sets up marijuana laws in advance of state’s approval of dispensaries

November 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com As the state prepares to issue licenses for medical marijuana facilities through the end of the year, Sunset Hills is updating its zoning ordinance in case one wants to set up shop in the city. The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission voted un...

Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

Sunset Hills rolls back its tax rates for 2020

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen unanimously voted this month to set the city’s 2019 tax rate at 4.7 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for both commercial and residential property. Sunset Hills tax rates per $100 of assessed valuation for 2020 are 4.7 cents for residential and commercial property...

Sunset Hills cluster home proposal withdrawn by developer

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

April 18, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Residents opposed to the proposal for a cluster home development at the Krueger family house property on Robyn Road in Sunset Hills will get their way after all, but not by a vote through the Board Aldermen. Developer Fischer & F...

Sunset Hills officials oppose proposed city-county merger

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

April 17, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenach@callnewspapers.com Cities across South County are voicing their opinions on Better Together’s plan for a city-county merger, including city officials from Sunset Hills, who have promised to fight the merger and a statewide vote. “Our biggest co...

Cluster home vote delayed once again

A 'No Cluster Homes' sign along Robyn Road in Sunset Hills last year.

March 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The March 12 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting was tense as residents confronted the board after the scheduled vote on the Fischer & Frichtel cluster home development was delayed once again as the petitioner requested postponem...

Bombers Rugby has new home in Sunset Hills

Pictured above: An aerial view of the Sunset Hills Golf Course, with the location of the proposed rugby park in green. Rendering courtesy of the St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club.

March 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis Bombers Rugby Club scored a successful pitch to the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen at a Feb. 26 work session as the board unanimously approved a 25-year lease with the rugby club to use part of the city-owned Sunset Hills...

Sunset Hills Golf Course to become city driving range

February 20, 2019

Sunset Hills will reopen the Sunset Hills Golf Course driving range as a city-run venue in 2019, but whether it will include a rugby field is yet to be seen. The city will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 about plans for the course at City Hall, 3939 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The ci...

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