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Crestwood official laments lack of activity at mall site

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A Crestwood alderman last week lamented the lack of progress on the redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza and wondered if mall owner UrbanStreet Group of Chicago is the right developer for the project. Ward 1 Alderman Darryl Wallach said he is “disappointed” with UrbanStreet’s efforts to redevelop the

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Burk, Brancaglione both salesmen peddling dreams, reader asserts

Letters to the Editor To the editor: After reading about John Brancaglione’s Jan. 22 appearance before Crestwood’s Economic Development Commission, I was left wondering how he could have made it through his presentation with a straight face. Mr. Brancaglione’s remarks aptly demonstrated that once the check for his consulting fee on the UrbanStreet Group proposal

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Call chronicles a decade of Most Misguided Quotes

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago the Call published its first column of Most Misguided Quotes chronicling the most misguided, misinformed and misleading statements of the year. So looking back over the past 10 years, we’ve selected what we consider to be some of

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Specifics remain elusive on redevelopment of mall

“Call the Tune” by Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com Hardly a day goes by without someone asking about the status of UrbanStreet Group of Chicago’s roughly $104.3 million mixed-use redevelopment of the former Crestwood Plaza at Watson and Sappington roads. While demolition appears to be complete, it doesn’t appear much else is happening there other

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Crestwood board grants extension for mall demolition

The Crestwood Board of Aldermen last week adopted an ordinance granting a 60-day demolition extension to the developer of the former Crestwood Plaza site at Watson and Sappington roads. The Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Oct. 10 to approve the ordinance amending a redevelopment agreement be-tween developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago and the city to

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No tenants lined up as Crestwood mall demolition nears completion

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com As the demolition of the former Crestwood Plaza nears completion, city officials report that developer UrbanStreet Group of Chicago still has not identified any potential tenants for the redevelopment project. Under the terms of a redevelopment agreement between the city and UrbanStreet, the developer is required to complete demolition

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Citizen queries city officials on halting Watson Road design work

A Crestwood resident recently questioned city officials about why they asked an engineering firm to halt design work for improvements to Watson Road. The Board of Aldermen voted last September to award a nearly $100,000 contract to Horner & Shifrin for planning and design work for Watson Road improvements, including the removal of the roadway’s

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