Tower Tee property could become subdivision


Aerial of Tower Tee

Developers are looking to build a subdivision of nearly 160 new houses on 27.8 acres currently occupied by the Tower Tee golf course and driving range in Affton.

The county Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the proposed rezoning for the “Arbors at Tower Tee” subdivision at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the County Council Chambers at the Administration Building, 41 S. Central Ave., Clayton.

The new subdivision is proposed by McBride Berra Land Co., a collaboration of homebuilder McBride & Son and Oakville-based developer J.H. Berra. The two companies previously built the Grant’s View subdivision across from Grant’s Farm, also in Affton.

McBride Berra proposes 99 single-family houses and 59 attached single-family villas. The developer is seeking rezoning for a Planned Environment Unit, or PEU, in the R-5 6,000 square foot Residence District for the Tower Tee property from the current NU Non-Urban and C-8 commercial zoning.

The Tower Tee property, 6727 Heege Road, is listed for sale with CBRE for $4.77 million, with a description calling it an “excellent opportunity to develop a prime infill location near the intersection of Watson Road and Laclede Station Road. Strong demographics with average household income of $73,700 within a 3-mile radius. Ideal for mixed-use development: Multi-family, senior housing, institutional, townhouses, single-family, et cetera.”

To be built, the subdivision would have to be approved by the planning panel and the County Council, chiefly 5th District Councilman Pat Dolan, D-Richmond Heights. The development would be in the Affton School District.

Grant’s View is also a mix of single-family houses and attached villas, in the Manors at Grant’s View section next to the Grant’s View Branch County Library off Gravois Road.

The companies are represented by attorney Ed Griesedieck, who also represented J.H. Berra in the company’s last bid for county rezoning. The company ultimately dropped plans for a 250-unit apartment complex it proposed at Bauer Road and Tesson Ferry Road after a strong outcry from neighbors against the complex.

Editor’s note: This article was updated with the correct councilman representing Tower Tee.