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Helen’s and hotel want tax incentives vote

The new Comfort Suites development next to Helen Fitzgerald’s under construction, as seen July 17, 2020.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

July 22, 2020

A final vote on a Sunset Hills bill that would grant tax incentives to Helen Fitzgerald’s and a new hotel on Lindbergh Boulevard in Sunset Hills was postponed to August at the developer’s request. The bill, which first came up for discussion June 23, was scheduled for a second reading at the Jul...

Sunset Hills’ new zoning code needs to take concerns into account

Letters to the editor

February 19, 2020

Letters to the Editor To the editor: Sunset Hills’ Board of Aldermen has directed Houseal Lavigne, the consultant that drafted the proposed new zoning code — known as the Unified Development Ordinance or UDO — to retain existing R1-R6 minimum lot sizes. This is a step in the right direction, b...

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

Sunset Hills zoning code back to drawing board after outcry

February 18, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The new Sunset Hills zoning code is back on the drawing board after the Board of Aldermen rejected the proposal from Houseal Lavigne during a special meeting Nov. 12. The zoning code rewrite has been a work in progress for the past three ...

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

Zoning is a hot topic for ‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

January 7, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The widely debated issue of the Sunset Hills zoning code rewrite was at the forefront of most attendees’ minds at the first town hall held by the “Sunset Hills Neighbors” resident club Dec. 4 at the Sunset Hills Community Center. The ...

‘Sunset Hills Neighbors’ to host town hall Wednesday

'Sunset Hills Neighbors' to host town hall Wednesday

November 29, 2019

Sunset Hills Ward 1 Alderman Dee Baebler and residents John Stephens, Cathy Friedmann and Gary Vincent will host a resident town hall Wednesday, Dec. 4 to discuss zoning, medical marijuana and more. The town hall will take place at the Sunset Hills Community Center, 3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd., Wednesday,...

Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

Aldermen get first look at new city zoning code

November 7, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen will get its first look at the city’s new zoning code and zoning map overhaul next week, after the Planning and Zoning Commission voted to consolidate the city’s current zoning code and bring into com...

Sunset Hills residents worry new zoning could add new cluster homes

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

August 13, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Concerns about making it easier for cluster home developments to come to Sunset Hills have dominated public comments about the city’s new proposed zoning code. The Planning and Zoning Commission, which will recommend the code to th...

New Sunset Hills zoning code makes way for wave of cluster homes

Letters to the editor

August 7, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: The city of Sunset Hills is trying a trick play with its new zoning code. There are two major changes that will directly and adversely impact the residents. First, the new code will reduce the number of zoning districts from six to four. Lot sizes in three of the z...

No cluster homes: Sunset Hills needs to keep standards for zoning

Letters to the editor

June 19, 2019

Letter to the Editor To the editor: On April 8, Fischer & Frichtel withdrew its proposal for the property at Lincoln Drive and Robyn Road off South Lindbergh. It took nine months to get here. Now what? Those of us who opposed the development agree that any new development must, at the minimum, ...

Neighbors still oppose Robyn cluster homes

The city of Sunset Hills campus: Sunset Hills Police Department

February 28, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Nearby residents of a proposed cluster home development at Lindbergh Boulevard and Robyn Road once again appeared before the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen this month to protest the proposed 5-acre 12-villa development. Three resident...

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