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

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

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...

Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional

Mayor calls sign ordinance unconstitutional

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2020

As municipal elections loom the first Tuesday of April, political yard signs for candidates are popping up in municipalities across the county, including Sunset Hills, where its city attorney confirmed that Sunset Hill’s one-sign restriction violates First Amendment rights. The debate around Sunset Hill’s c...

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Price has a challenger in Hrach for Ward 4 seat

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Sunset Hills Ward 4 Alderman Thompson Price will face resident Drew Hrach for Price’s seat on the Board of the Aldermen in the upcoming April 7 election. Hrach, 12980 Baalbek Drive, did not return The Call’s candidate questionnaire. Price, 70, 10602 Deerpath Acres Court, 63128, is married to K...

Krueger faces a challenger in Ward 3 race

Krueger faces a challenger in Ward 3 race

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

Incumbent Sunset Hills Ward 3 Alderman Kurt Krueger will face challenger and newcomer to public office Cathy Friedmann for his seat on the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen in the election Tuesday, April 7. Attorney Friedmann, 9515 Country Club Green Drive, is married to Tom Jansberg. This is her first...

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap property

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Crestwood and Sunset Hills will swap land with each other after it was discovered that a sliver of the former Johnny Mac’s property slated to become the new Sunset Hills Subaru dealership lies within Crestwood city limits. At the Feb. 11 Board of Aldermen meeting, City Administrator Kris Simpson told...

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

Mayor applauds Sunset Hills’ ‘prosperity’ with $100 million in development

February 26, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills has about $100 million being invested in the city due to various new projects, Mayor Pat Fribis said at the Feb. 11 Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen meeting. Fribis, who attended the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerc...

Winter Brothers project spurs comments on flooding

Winter Brothers project spurs comments on flooding

February 25, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A presentation by Winter Brothers Material Company about plans to raise its 15-acre property a foot above the Meramec River flood plain generated concern about future flooding among some residents at last month’s Sunset Hills Board of Ald...

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 ...

South County Tech set to build a new safe vestibule

South County Tech set to build a new safe vestibule

February 14, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Construction will soon be underway on a new safer front entrance for South County Technical High School, following unanimous approval by the Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen granting an amended conditional-use permit to Special School Dis...

Sunset Hills hotel now is asking for tax incentives

Sunset Hills hotel now is asking for tax incentives

February 10, 2020

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Sunset Hills will be getting its first new hotel in over a decade as construction on the new 5-story $7.4 million Comfort Suites hotel — the former Days Inn at 3654 S. Lindbergh Blvd. — is slated to finish in October. But the new ...

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