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Water infrastructure is key to daily life

Workers get ready to fill in dirt from Missouri American Water’s water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project was part of the water utility comany’s plan to replace 224,000 feet of water main this year, approximately 42 miles of the 4,500 miles of main that the company oversees.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com In honor of National Infrastructure Week, which was recognized May 13 through May 20, Missouri American Water highlighted a water main replacement project near Fatima Drive and Kammerer Avenue in Affton. The project in Affton is part of Miss...

Aldermen debate Tidal Wave’s no-right-turn

A rendering of the proposed Tidal Wave development at East Watson Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. Rendering courtesy of A Plus Design Group.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2019

Debate over making right turns from the future location of the Tidal Wave gas station onto East Watson Road led to an ordinance being purposely failed by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen last week. An ordinance that would have prohibited right turns from the Tidal Wave at 3720 S. Lindbergh Blvd. onto Ea...

‘Silicon Valley’ could head to Sunset Hills

The Sunset Hills location of Vatterott, as seen on Google Street View.

June 19, 2019

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen held a public hearing June 11 on a petition from a startup company looking to move into the former Vatterott College campus and bring “Silicon Valley to Sunset Hills.” Founded in 2010, DriveCentric’s cu...

Should county executive be ceremonial? Charter panel considers county manager

Former County Executive Steve Stenger, left, talks to then council Chairman Sam Page, D-Creve Coeur, at the Aug. 1 council meeting. Page became county executive April 19, after Stenger resigned from the position and pled guilty to federal corruption charges. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 19, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The St. Louis County Charter Commission is exploring the possibility of changing the structure of county government, making the county executive position more of a ceremonial role while installing a “county manager” similar to a ...

The Shack backs out of a site by Fitz’s

The Shack backs out of a site by Fitz’s

June 14, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County fans of The Shack, a popular breakfast and brunch restaurant with five locations in the St. Louis region, may be disappointed to learn that it will not yet be opening up its sixth location in South County, after it was previo...

Y Bark Alone dog daycare denied in bid to double its number of dogs

Y Bark Alone sits on Watson Road near the Watson-Lindbergh intersection. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

June 12, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Dog daycare Y Bark Alone will not be able to board more than its current 50 dogs at a time after the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen struck down a proposal from owner Patches Ellis to amend her conditional-use permit to allow for 120 dogs....

County holds public hearing on changing code for future medical marijuana facilities

County holds public hearing on changing code for future medical marijuana facilities

June 11, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The St. Louis County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing next week to get feedback on how medical marijuana facilities will fit into the county’s zoning, just after application forms for marijuana businesses were set to be...

New zoning code in Sunset Hills set for hearings; it uses guidelines over standards

New zoning code in Sunset Hills set for hearings; it uses guidelines over standards

June 6, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing on the city’s new zoning code in July and could vote on the changes in August. Board approval of the new zoning code will end a process that began in 2017 to have Chicago...

Musick-Gravois construction delayed again after Missouri American’s mistake

The Gravois-Musick intersection, with the Grant's View Library on the right.

June 5, 2019

The Gravois-Musick intersection, with the Grant's View Library on the right. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction at the intersection of Musick and Gravois roads is delayed, again, after originally being slated for completion by the end of 2018. The delay th...

The Blues are in the Stanley Cup Finals, and South County is cheering them on

Daniel Mitchell painted a massive Blue Note on his lawn on Chasebury Terrace in Crestwood. The note measures 21 feet by 15 feet. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

May 31, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com and Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County residents are playing “Gloria” and rooting for the Blues to win the Stanley Cup. The Blues won Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 in overtime against the...

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