Grace Christian Academy, which is proposed to move to the Dorsett Village Church, will have a public hearing on Tuesday.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Group opposing development near Creve Coeur Park say city staff, commission are starting to listen to their concerns.
The Maryland Heights Planning Commission voted 4-1 to approve the Maryland Pointe conceptual plan with some conditions. The Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth opposed the plan, but group members see some victories in the process. “We’re disappointed that they approved the conceptual plan, but they did the next best thing by setting the standards very high for the developer on the next stage,” said Melissa Moulton, an organizer for Residents for Responsible Growth. Moulton said she’s encouraged that city staff, planning commission and city council have begun listening to residents. “They’re definitely listening more than they did three years ago,” she said. Zoning Administrator Michael Zeek went over the resolution with the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Maryland Heights staff prepared a resolution that includes several conditions for the preliminary development plan for the Tuesday night meeting.
The Maryland Heights Planning Commission meeting likely will include a vote on the controversial Maryland Pointe development’s conceptual development plan Tuesday night at the Maryland Heights Government Center. During its Oct. 11 meeting, the commission asked staff members to draft a resolution that includes several conditions for the preliminary development plan, the next step in the process. The Maryland Pointe developers submitted a conceptual development plan for a mixed used development on 191 acres in the Howard Bend area. The site is just northwest of Creve Coeur Park, along Maryland Heights Expressway north of River Valley Drive. A citizens’ group, the Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth, has opposed the Maryland …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Maryland Heights Planning Commission questions lack of market analysis, whether they should revise Comprehensive Plan. Residents say they still want no part of development near Creve Coeur Park.
The Maryland Heights staff members told the city’s planning commission the Maryland Pointe project is not inconsistent with the city’s comprehensive plan. The plan would develop a mixed-use area that includes regional retail, office and distribution space on 191 acres in Howard Bend, just northwest of Creve Coeur Park. City Planner Wayne Oldroyd told the commission he was struck by two things during the plan review. “First was the passion and intensity of the public in terms of the future of their community and development in an area that is one of our biggest resources, the jewel of Creve Coeur Park,” Oldroyd said. “The second is the response of property owners and developers to the business opportunities offered by the Comprehensive Plan…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
City staff will give assessment on Maryland Pointe development proposal. The public also will have one last chance to address the Planning Commission before it sends the plan to the Maryland Heights City Council.
The Maryland Heights Planning Commission meeting will feature two agenda items for which residents likely will pack the city hall meeting room at 7 p.m. Tuesday. One item is the last public hearing on the Maryland Pointe proposal before the commission votes on the issue. The second is the city staff report on the Maryland Pointe proposal by the developer. Community Development Director and City Planner Wayne Oldroyd will give the report. The proposal seeks to redesignate a 191-acre site just northwest of Creve Coeur Park from non-urban to mixed use. The Maryland Pointe development group plans to use the area for a combination of retail, office and possibly other business uses. The Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible Growth has …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wells had served on the commission since 2006.
Mark Wells has resigned from the Maryland Heights Planning Commission. Sara Berry, communications manager for the City of Maryland Heights, confirmed via email that Wells has left the commission. He had served on the commission since 2006. Wells still serves on the Board of Police Commissioners, Berry said. According to the City of Maryland Heights municipal code, the mayor appoints members to the Planning Commission, who are then approved by the City Council. The next Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for June 28 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
"We’re destroying that which makes us special," opposition leader says. She takes a stand against the project, presenting petition with 3,000 signatures.
A standing room only crowd packed the Maryland Heights Government Center meeting room Tuesday to voice its opinions and hear the Maryland Pointe LLC group give its presentation on plans for a retail development in Howard Bend area. The Maryland Pointe development group has request to rezone a 191-acre area on both sides of Maryland Heights Expressway north of River Valley Drive in the Howard Bend area. The Maryland Heights Planning Commission held a public hearing on the issue Tuesday. Ten people who spoke during the public hearing opposed the Maryland Pointe LLC’s development west of Creve Coeur Park. Their comments were greeted by applause from the crowd of about 120 people. Kim Cuddeback, of Maryland Heights Residents for Responsible …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Maryland Heights Citizens for Responsible Growth opposes the proposal to put retail space near Creve Coeur Park.
A proposal regarding retail development in the Howard Bend area will get its first public hearing Tuesday night. The Maryland Heights Planning Commission will host a public hearing on the Maryland Pointe regional retail center in the Howard Bend area at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryland Heights Government Center. During the meeting, the development group--Maryland Pointe LLC--will present its plans for the 191-acre site. Public comment will follow. Currently, the Howard Bend site is farmland just northwest of Creve Coeur Park. The area is in the floodplain, but is protected by the Howard Bend Levee District’s levee, which should provide protection for up to a 500-year flood. A local citizens group has opposed the Maryland Pointe proposal. “…
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The city's planning commission held several public hearings and approved a slew of applications at the March 8 meeting.
Raj’s Rasoi’s plan to expand into a banquet facility was delayed March 8 at the Maryland Heights Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. The commission heard more information from the applicant, who said the restaurant owners and the owners of a nearby church would rather have a “gentleman’s agreement” on how to share parking between the two buildings rather than a codified arrangement. City Attorney Howard Paperner told the applicant and the commission that an oral agreement gives the city nothing to enforce. “It has never been the policy of this city to accept this kind of agreement,” Paperner said. A decision on Raj’s Rasoi’s expansion was tabled until the next meeting. The commission also held three public hearings that night: While…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Commission hears proposal for an Indian restaurant to expand for a banquet hall.
Local Indian restaurant Raj’s Rasoi hopes to expand its business to include a banquet area. The Maryland Heights Planning Commission has opened a public comment hearing to listen about concerns residents have with the eatery’s move. On Jan. 25, the Maryland Heights Planning Commission listened to testimony from the owner of Raj’s Rasoi and its building manager about the proposed expansion. They explained that the restaurant started as a take-out place in 2006, but it evolved into a full-dining restaurant. You can read our review of Raj’s Rasoi here. The main concern from commission members and local residents was parking. Raj’s Rasoi sits in a stripmall off McKelvey Road, next to NewCastle Comics and an Edward Jones office. The area has …