Creve Coeur City Planner Whitney Kelly confirmed to Patch Friday that representatives for the discount grocer ALDI has submitted building plans and applied for a sign permit at the former Borders bookstore property on Olive Boulevard.
Borders closed last September.
Patch left messages Friday morning with representatives for ALDI and the commercial developer of the property.
A letter posted on the former Borders front door from the city dated October 3, 2012 allowing for interior demolition and other work at the site indicates an October 24 deadline for a building permit to be issued.
As a permitted use on the site, ALDI would not need Planning and Zoning or City Council approval to move forward on the property unless the building's exterior changes.
While several former Borders locations in St. Louis have been redeveloped since the chain went out of business last fall, the Creve Coeur property has been challenging, according to City Community Development Director Paul Langdon, because of access issues off of Olive at New Ballas Road.