Ismaine Ayouaz

Crestwood mall project is now a $300 million redevelopment

Pictured above: A rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center released in October 2018.  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

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Freeholders include just one South County representative; council pushing back

Pictured above: Then-council chairman Sam Page during a committee meeting last summer. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. Forand excited for ‘honor’ of representing South County By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Members of the St. Louis County Council are pushing back against County Executive Sam Page’s nine selections for the city-county Board of Freeholders because, among

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Dispute over liability could threaten Crestwood-Central County contract

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Crestwood and Central County 911 Emergency Dispatch may not renew their contract after all, after amendments to the contract requested by Crestwood were rejected by Central County’s Board of Directors. After initially voting to renew the city’s 2020-2025 contract with Central County 911 for emergency dispatch services in July,

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Crestwood kicks off moratorium for electronic signs

Pictured above: Scott Credit Union in Crestwood uses an electronic messaging sign. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com The Crestwood Board of Aldermen imposed a four-month moratorium on electronic signs following a public hearing at its April 23 meeting, after initially rejecting a six-month moratorium in January. The moratorium passed 6-2,

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Crestwood appeals Affton case, lawyers up

Pictured above: St. Louis County police and first responders from the Affton Fire Protection District gather outside an apartment complex  in October after it was set ablaze. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Crestwood is appealing its lawsuit against the Affton Fire Protection District to the Missouri Supreme Court, and adding a

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‘Crestwood City Center’ unveiled at mall

The rendering for the plaza at the proposed Crestwood City Center. Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callsnewspapers.com Real-estate brokers lined up last week 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

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Mounds to be leveled after city cites Crestwood mall developer

Pictured above: ‘Mount Crestwood’ as seen in June 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. 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

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Elected officials take office in south county

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As of last week, all the new officials set to take office after the April 3 election have been sworn in. New on the job are Mehlville Board of Education members Tori Behlke and Lisa Messmer, along with new Sunset Hills Aldermen Casey Wong of Ward 2 and Ann

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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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