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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...

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

South County COVID-19 Restaurant Guide: Open for takeout and delivery

Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

March 26, 2020

After St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis banned dining in at restaurants last week to aid in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, many local restaurants are now offering carryout and delivery services that comply with stricter social distancing measures. Below is a list of some local...

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

St. Louis County issues stay-at-home order, starting Monday; region will follow

Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 21, 2020

St. Louis County will join states like Illinois, California and New York with a stay-at-home order to fight the coronavirus, under a decree issued by County Executive Sam Page that goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday. Under the executive order issued Saturday, similar to the orders referred to in...

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...

Crestwood-Sunset Hills chamber’s 2020 gala honors award recipients

Crestwood-Sunset Hills chamber’s 2020 gala honors award recipients

February 19, 2020

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2020 Awards Auction and Gala Banquet Feb. 8 at LiUNA Event Center in Sunset Hills, raising money for scholarships and honoring local business owners. The banquet honored 2019 chamber award recipients, including citizen of the year and...

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 ...

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...

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

Applications pour in to state for new medical marijuana facilities

October 2, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Missouri has received 2,267 applications for medical marijuana facilities and businesses, which means the new statewide industry may soon be coming to South County and Jefferson County. The state brought in over $13 million in application...

Board upholds business restrictions twice

Board upholds business restrictions twice

July 23, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A second attempt to repeal restrictions on commercial vehicles in Sunset Hills was defeated by the Board of Aldermen. Under city code, commercial vehicles are required to display signage that indicates they are commercial vehicles. A bi...

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